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Nosal Partners LLC - the Executive Leadership Solutions™ firm, Alexander Hughes and the Strategic Executive Search (SES) Group announced a global strategic alliance. Under the agreement, the three firms will partner to deliver executive search services throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
One Economy, a multinational nonprofit that brings technology into the homes of low-income families,
announced a strategic relationship with Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment
resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), to bring career tools to
economically disadvantaged families. The alliance brings the millions of users on One Economy's self-help
portal, "The Beehive,"
(www.beehive.org), access to continuously updated job postings. Under the agreement, a new web portal,
http://beehive.monster.com, will integrate Monster's core search
and match technology with the Beehive's Career Coach.
Job Search site Simplyhired.com is launching a service that allows Web publishers, including bloggers, to include links to job listings that are contextually relevant to the subject matter of their sites.
The service, which is similar to the contextual ad programs like Google's AdSense and the Yahoo Publisher Network, is aimed at smaller publishers with a dedicated reader base, according to CEO Gautam Godhwani.
Veritude, a leading provider of strategic human resources, has promoted Jim McCoy to the position of senior vice president of Veritude's Consulting Services. Veritude's Consulting Services practice provides strategic consulting support to its clients in the areas of Talent Management, Organizational Development and Human Resources.
Axsium Group, Inc., a leading WFM Consulting firm, announced the addition of Steve Wilson to its leadership team as a Consulting Director. Wilson will be responsible for driving continued growth at Axsium and maintaining strategic relationships with Axsium's largest clients. Wilson reports to the Managing Partner, Tim Lett.
Tim Nelson has been promoted to president of Futurestep Asia Pacific and will move from
Melbourne, Australia to oversee the strategic development of the firm's operations throughout the
region from Singapore.
You Should Know:
Futurestep, the outsourced recruiting subsidiary of
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), announced
that it is relocating the office of its Asia Pacific leadership to Singapore, effective April 1, 2007.
The Chartered Institute for IT professionals, the British Computer Society (BCS) has been using ASR's HR software solution for over four years and is very happy with its choice of system.
Established in 1957, BCS is the leading body for those working in IT. With a world-wide membership approaching 60,000 members in over 100 countries, BCS is the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP). Based in Swindon, Wiltshire, the BCS has grown by nearly 20% in the last year, employing around 220 employees, supported by an HR function of three.
Venezuela's unemployment rate closed at 8.4 percent in December, down from 8.9 percent a year ago, the government reported Wednesday.
The total number of jobless Venezuelans in December fell to 1,038,779 while Venezuela's total work force stood at 12,323,877 or 66 percent of the total population, the National Statistics Institute announced.
Birkman International, Inc. Presents Current Personality Assessment Research
Behavioral assessment tools provider outlines key trends for 2007.
Birkman International, Inc., a global provider of behavioral assessment tools, announced today the release of "Trends in Personality Assessments and Applications," a white paper that explores the use of personality assessments in the workplace and outlines solutions for the greatest organizational development needs of 2007.
With assessment use increasing among U.S.-based organizations of all sizes, corporations that utilize in-depth psychometric personality assessments are primed for organizational development success. Psychometric personality assessments will become increasingly important 7 because this personality assessment measures and reveals individuals' in hiring decisions, team building, leadership development and executive coaching in 2007. Users of the Birkman Method® are equipped to handle the increasingly sophisticated demands of 200motivations, interests, strengths, needs and stress behaviors.
"Trends in Personality Assessments and Applications" explains the increasing applicability of personality assessments and delineates solutions for organizational development needs. More specifically, the paper includes:
Information about current assessment use in business
Results of assessment use in key functional areas, such as hiring decisions, team building, leadership development and executive coaching
Trends for assessment use in 2007
"Our report establishes that corporations have embedded psychometric personality assessments in relevant business processes, such as hiring decisions, leadership development, team building and executive coaching," said Richard Goldman, chief operating officer of Birkman International. "These same corporations are poised for organizational development success because assessments can discern personalities and propel leadership development and executive training."
"Trends in Personality Assessments and Applications" is the first in a series of white papers based on research conducted by Birkman International that consists of data collected by surveys sent to more than 2,500 Birkman corporate customers and partnering consultants during Q4 of 2006. This white paper is available for free download at http://www.starrtincup.com/birkman/CFR/signup.asp?refer=MPR012307.
The Birkman Method® has been in use for over 50 years and has been used by over 2 million people and 5,000 organizations worldwide, including corporations, not-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies and individuals. The assessment accurately measures social behaviors, underlying expectations of interpersonal and task actions, potential stress reactions to unmet expectations, occupational preferences and organizational strengths. For more information: http://www.birkman.com or 1-800-215-2760.
VP Sales & Marketing
Human Resource Trends for 2007
by Dinah Bailey
Dinah Bailey is the principal of HR ByDESIGN
and has over 10 years experience in human resources. Her experience has granted her an appreciation of what it takes to efficiently streamline HR in smaller businesses. To capitalize on your organization's Human Resources, contact Dinah at 905-452-8813 or visit online at www.hrbydesign.ca
for more information.
View all articles by Dinah Bailey Brampton - As we are already well into the new year, most company's have strategized and planned out their business goals for 2007. Hopefully, Human Resource initiatives played a part in the planning process.
2007 HR trends to be considered:
Increase employee mobility within the organization and promote rather than recruit
Recognize employee's by simply saying "Thank-you" and show appreciation for a job well done
Reward employee's with perks such as time off, working from home, etc
Motivate by getting employee's involved in various projects, designing their own job descriptions, being involved with setting company goals and allowing for input and feedback
Reinforce the team's sprit inside and outside the work environment by planning cultural events, pot luck's, contests, informal gatherings after work, etc
Health and wellness programs provide relief from stress and ensure a healthier lifestyle so offer gym memberships, counselling and assist employee's in keeping their New Year's resolutions like quitting smoking for example
Provide job sharing, flexible work schedules and tele-work options - employee's will appreciate a better work/life balance
Recruit individuals who don't have formal training or experience in the industry and provide training in the field
Maintain employee interest in their own advancement by providing tuition assistance reimbursement
Manage performance by giving employee's freedom to grow within their roles, provide feedback and input
Encourage employee's to do more and strive to be better by continuously learning and improving on weaker skill sets
Provide orientation and ongoing training and support to new hires
2/3 of new jobs in 2007 will be in management as Boomers begin to retire therefore youth and new immigrants will play a critical part in providing the required skill sets
Increase in retirement will increase the demand for educational attainments such as trade certificates, university degrees and college diplomas
Bilingual worker's are going to be in higher demand in order to allow company's to work more closely with local and international clients
Hire and train new immigrants as Boomers begin to retire
Increase the base salary of a new hires to remain competitive since unemployment rates are at their lowest in over 30 years
Outsource recruitment processes such as screening applicants or recruiting for certain jobs to free up management time for achieving other business goals
Encourage retiree's to stay – provide shorter work weeks as an incentive to remain with the company
Strategize methods to retain Generation Y's and ensure they see the true value and benefit in staying with the organization
I've recently discovered a great new method in measuring an employee's energy level and productivity while at work called The Juice Check. This system measures 5 key elements: belonging, support, clarity, value and inspiration. Find out what's holding back your employees by checking out www.juiceinc.ca for more details.
The main elements in human resources remain constant. These include staffing and talent management, employee engagement and recognition, performance management and building leadership capabilities.
All the best in 2007!
Dinah Bailey is the principal of HR ByDESIGN. For more information on how to capitalize on your organization's Human Resource requirements, contact HR ByDESIGN by email at email@example.com or visit online at http://www.hrbydesign.ca
2006 Top Ten Series:
White Papers and So On:
Lean Staffing Institute on Referrals from The Empower Network.
ATS Sourcing Whitepaper written by Jake Firth of JobsInLogistics.com.
Staffing Strategies: Can You Find, Recruit, and Retain the Talent You Need?
Authoria's complimentary white paper
Multigenerational Recruiting Slide Presentation done at OnRec by John and Bridget Sumser.
Virtual Edge offers
7 "Must Haves" of Next Generation Power Recruiting Technology and many other White Papers.
interbiznet and RetirementJobs.com present
Boomers to Bust Age Bias? Baby Boomers Redefine Retirement
TopUSAJobs.com: Guide to Top Specialty Boards
January 25, 2007
Electronic Arts Campus
Redwood Shores CA.
2007 Corporate Image Conference|
January 25 – January 26, 2007
Westin New York at Times Square
New York, NY
Performance Management in Government:
Moving the Dials to Drive Real Results
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Corporate Recruiting & Staffing
Leadership Corporate Academy
February 6, 2007
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
Other Dates and Locations Available.
Human Capital Management Defense (HCMD) |
February 13 -16, 2007
on Workplace Diversity |
February 20 - 21, 2007
St. Paul Rivercentre
St. Paul, Minnesota.
Strategic E-HR Conference |
Using Technology for Comprehensive Talent & Performance Management
February 28 – March 1, 2007
Coronado Island Marriott
San Diego, CA
2007 AESC Americas Conference: THE NEW
March 7 - March 8, 2007
The Harvard Club
New York City, New York
Staffing Industry Executive Forum|
March 12-15, 2007
Australasian Talent Conference|
March 20, 21 & 22, 2007
Talent Management Strategies Conference
March 22 – March 23, 2007
New York, NY
Nursing Management Recruitment & Retention
May 4-6, 2007
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