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January 16, 2007

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Reveille and Hyperbole:
CareerXroads is in the midst of its annual review of Sources of Hire. In each of the last five years Mark & Gerry have collected data representing 200,000 to 500,000 hires and have written a detailed analysis of Sources of Hire with the major US corporations who participated. This year they are expanding their survey and would like interbiznet readers to participate. Here is a page with some detail about the study and the link to take the actual survey.

Apex CoVantage, a leading global knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) provider in publishing and e-publishing solutions, announces its live webinar "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Newspaper Digitization." Taking place January 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST and 4 p.m. London), this free webinar will provide participants with an awareness of critical issues surrounding the preservation and digitization of newspapers, as well as the ability to make an informed decision about strategies for saving time and money without sacrificing quality. Registration., a performance based, employer only pay-per-click job site, is offering a new way to attract the talent that companies needs.

Kenexa Corporation (Nasdaq: KNXA), a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced that it expects to meet or slightly exceed its previously issued guidance for the quarter ended December 31, 2006, relating to the Company's revenues and non-GAAP operating income.

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Deck Chairs:
Buck Consultants, an ACS company and one of the world's leading human resource and benefits consulting firms, announced that Karri Ludwick has joined as Director on its Human Capital Consulting team, to be based in London. Ludwick joins Buck with knowledge and experience in Human Capital consulting and a specialization in Sales Effectiveness.

You Should Know:
The 50 best employers in Canada have lower turnover among their employees, receive more applications for job openings, and experience better business results, according to an annual study.

These companies earned the title primarily because of their high employee engagement, says HR firm Hewitt Associates, sponsor of the study.

On average, Hewitt found that 77 percent of employees are engaged at a typical best employer, compared with just 55 percent at other organizations that participated.

"When we measure engagement, we're not simply determining whether employees are happy or loyal," said Neil Crawford, leader of the Canada study. "We're gauging the emotional and intellectual commitment employees demonstrate for the organization for which they work. If employees feel a strong commitment, they're likely to speak positively about their employer to others, stay with the organization, and do all they can to help it achieve its business goals." (Business Edge)

US: Offers Tax News for Small Businesses
In her weekly feature "Memos", Wall Street Journal columnist Kelly Spors reports that the government is giving businesses a tax refund on 2006 federal income tax returns for all federal excise taxes they paid on long-distance phone service between March 1, 2003 and July 31, 2006. (

A BLR Audio Conference with Practical Compliance Strategies
As a new year dawns, many HR professionals and employers are still struggling to digest the latest wave of new federal employment-related laws and regulations. These changes affect everything from how you keep personnel records and offer healthcare benefits to how you pay your workers and maintain your retirement plans. (Business & Legal Reports)

Attempts to rejuvenate europe's workforce
As debate rages over the merits of Europe "importing" immigrant labour, one thing looks inevitable -- the homegrown population is becoming too small and too old to maintain the living standards of the last 50 years.

Attempts to rejuvenate Europe's workforce took a fresh twist this week with news the European Commission would propose a pan-European system of U.S.-style green cards to lure youthful migrants with good education, skills and economic potential. The idea itself is controversial, but it also illustrates a point some find hard to swallow. The glory days of the baby boom that followed World War Two are over and most probably Europe's economic prowess of those post-war decades too. "We have enjoyed this period of historically unprecedented economic growth," says David Coleman, professor of demography at Britain's Oxford University. "We're now quite rich. We're going to continue to get richer, but not at the same rate as before." He reckons the economic growth rate, both absolute and per person, could possibly halve in some countries worst hit by population shrinkage, notably Germany, Spain and Italy as well as others in the south and many to the east, such as Russia. (eitb)

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Deep Release:

Majority of U.S. Working Adults Ready to Change Jobs in 2007
A majority of employed U.S. working adults are open to changing jobs in 2007, according to a recent Yahoo! HotJobs survey. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (66 percent) said they would consider new job opportunities in 2007.

In a survey conducted by Hudson, as nearly eight in ten (78 percent) expect the situation to be as good as, if not better than, this year. Attesting to their faith in the market, 39 percent of workers already indicate that it is very or somewhat likely that they will be actively seeking a new job in 2007.

How are employers responding?

Seven Major Hiring Trends for 2007

#1 - Bigger Paychecks
     -- 81 percent of employers report their companies will increase salaries for existing employees.      -- 65 percent will raise compensation levels by 3 percent or more while nearly one-in-five will raise compensation levels by 5 percent or more.      -- Nearly half of employers (49 percent) expect to increase salaries on initial offers to new employees.      -- 35 percent will raise compensation levels by 3 percent or more while 17 percent will raise compensation levels by 5 percent or more.

#2 - Diversity Recruitment - Hispanics Workers in Demand
     -- One-in-ten employers report they will be targeting Hispanic job candidates most aggressively of all diverse segments. Nine percent plan to step up diversity recruiting for African American job candidates, while 8 percent will target female job candidates.      -- Half of employers recruiting bilingual employees say English/Spanish-speaking candidates are most in demand in their organizations.

#3 - More Flexible Work Arrangements
     -- Nineteen percent of employers say they are very or extremely willing to provide more flexible work arrangements for employees such as job sharing and alternate schedules. Thirty-one percent are fairly willing.

#4 - Rehiring Retirees
     -- One-in-five employers plan to rehire retirees from other companies or provide incentives for workers approaching retirement age to stay on with the company longer.

# 5 - More Promotions
     -- Thirty-five percent of employers plan to provide more promotions and career advancement opportunities to their existing staff in the New Year.

#6 - Hiring Overseas
     -- Thirteen percent of employers report they will expand operations and hire employees in other countries in 2007. Nine percent are considering it.      -- Twenty-three percent of employers report they will hire the most workers overseas in China and 22 percent will hire the most in India.

#7 - Better Training
     -- Seventy-eight percent report they are willing to recruit workers who don't have experience in their particular industry or field and provide training/certifications needed.

Source: Harris Interactive on behalf of (Nov-Dec 2006)

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