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January 18, 2007

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Reveille and Hyperbole:
Debbie's Staffing reduces payroll/billing processing time by 75 percent. This North Carolina-based staffing company, with 18 offices in eight states, implemented VCG's StaffSuite, a fully integrated staffing software solution with proven Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities to automate manual processes and data management throughout the company.

PeopleFilter(R) Technology, developers of the PeopleFilter applicant tracking system, announced details of its critical role in's new vertical job board, which supports the North American human resource (HR) industry. Key functional elements of the PeopleFilter applicant tracking system (ATS) are behind the new Career Network., the leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity, announced today that International Game Technology (IGT), the global gaming machine manufacturer, with corporate headquarters in Reno, Nevada, has selected the LearnCenter® platform, a workforce productivityTM suite to raise the level of its management tracking capabilities and further promote corporate-wide employee development.

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the leader in talent management solutions, announced the release of SmartSearch Online, Version 10.1. Enhanced screening tools to more quickly and easily find the right candidates, new functions for identifying and resolving potential compliance issues, improved ad-hoc reporting for better access to key metrics and statistics, and streamlined navigation — these are just a few of the exciting reasons why SmartSearch Online continues to set the standard for recruiting software.

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US. Department of Labor Commits Up to $65 Million for 2nd Generation of WIRED Activities
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the Department of Labor's intent to provide up to $65 million to 13 regions across the country that comprise the second generation of the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative.

"This regional economic development strategy transcends political boundaries to better leverage a region's assets to help workers succeed in the 21st century worldwide economy," said Secretary Chao. "Investing in area workforces through this collaborative approach will boost entire regions' economic vitality." (A HREF="">Department of Labor)

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Job Sites Poised For 2007 Boom
Recruiting talent with online job boards has been a growing field, and one that has been blamed for the travails of print media's classified revenue stream. In 2007, online boards could grow even more.  The savvy job hunter has been moving steadily to the Internet, and searching a variety of resources; from the listings by human resources types on corporate websites, to well-financed listings sites like CareerBuilder, Monster, and HotJobs, to job listing aggregators operated by SimplyHired and Indeed, all the way through general classifieds efforts like Craigslist, Oodle, Microsoft Live Expo, and Google Base.  Much of the early efforts at finding talent with the Internet has focused on professionals, especially for workers in the myriad fields associated with the technology industry. A fundamental shift in focus could bring even greater success to job boards, at the expense of their print media brethren. (WebProNews)

Online Job Ad Revenues Surpass Print
EMPLOYERS SPENT MORE ON ONLINE recruitment advertising than newspaper job ads--$5.9 billion to $5.4 billion--for the first time in 2006, according to a new study released Tuesday. The online shift will continue over the next five years as Internet job listings hit $10 billion in 2011--or 13.7% of overall recruitment dollars compared to 6.5% for newspaper ads, according to market research firm Borrell Associates Inc. "Our projections through 2011 do not bode well for traditional recipients of recruitment spending," stated the report. "Of all forms, the only ones we see growing share over the next five years are online media and recruitment agencies." (MediaPost)

Managing critical HR Decisions using Business Rules
I have been a long time believer in needing Business Rules Management as an essential component in enterprise HRMS.  I was visiting this large customer of ours last week who are trying to automate some of their HR decisions using QuickRules. This is a large company with 12,000 employees worldwide, and growing. They keep on acquiring new businesses, while also spinning off new companies. They also employ a large number of consultants with a wide variety of salary and wage structures. (Business Decisions)

Survey Says:

One-in-Five Government Workers Plan to Leave Their Jobs in 2007, Survey Finds
-- Thirty-six percent say they are motivated to leave by better pay or career advancement opportunities --

Eighteen percent of government workers say they are dissatisfied with their jobs, and 20 percent plan to leave their current positions by the end of 2007, according to a recent survey. Thirty-six percent say better pay and/or career advancement opportunities will be their primary motivations for leaving. The survey, "Job forecast 2007 - Government," was conducted from November 17 through December 11, 2006 and included more than 115 government workers.

Climbing the government ranks may not be happening as quickly as many public-sector workers would like. Seventy-one percent did not receive a promotion in 2006, and 36 percent feel they were overlooked for one. Forty- three percent of government workers say they are dissatisfied with their organizations' overall career advancement opportunities and 45 percent are dissatisfied with the training and learning opportunities.

Nearly one-third of government workers surveyed (32 percent) expressed they are dissatisfied with their salaries. Nearly one-in-ten (7 percent) did not receive a raise this year, and of those who did, 80 percent earned an extra 3 percent or less. Seventy-six percent did not receive a bonus.

Likely a further frustration for government workers is the perception they are working longer hours without additional pay. Fifty-four percent of government employees say their workload is heavier than it was six months ago, and 29 percent report dissatisfaction with their overall work/life balance.

"Government employers are in a precarious position as their workforce rapidly shifts toward older age brackets," said Stanley Paul, general manager of's government services division. "According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 50- to 59-year-olds make up one-third of the full-time, permanent federal workforce. To mitigate the loss of talent as the baby boomers retire, government organizations are increasingly offering incentives to workers approaching retirement age to prolong their careers."

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of among 116 government workers (employed full-time; not self employed), ages 18 and over within the United States between November 17 and December 11, 2006. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

With a pure probability sample of 116 one could say with a ninety-five percent probability that the overall results would have a sampling error of +/-10 percentage points. Sampling error for data from subsamples would be higher and may vary. However that does not take other sources of error into account. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

About is the nation's largest online job site with more than 23 million unique visitors and over 1.5 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) , Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) , and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) , the company offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. powers the career centers for more than 1,100 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. These include more than 150 newspapers and leading portals such as America Online and MSN. More than 250,000 employers take advantage of's easy job postings, 19 million-plus resumes, Diversity Channel and more. Millions of job seekers visit the site every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic email job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about products and services, visit .

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