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Reveille and Hyperbole:
ZoomInfo announced the immediate availability of
PowerSearch 2007, a business information search engine that provides fresh and comprehensive
information about people, companies, industries, products and services.
ServiceSource, a global outsourcing provider focused
exclusively on increasing support and maintenance revenue for hardware, software and healthcare companies,
announced that it has received $66 million in capital from
General Atlantic LLC (GA)
for a minority stake in the company. The company also announced that
Marc McMorris, Managing Director of General Atlantic, and James Madden, Founder and CEO of
leading HR outsourcer Exult until its sale to Hewitt Associates in 2004, will join the
company's board of directors.
Aquire, the leader in visual workforce management solutions,
announced continued record
growth in 2006. As a privately-held company, Aquire does not disclose specific financial
information but did announce record revenues with an increase of 35 percent over the
previous year. Named as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Best Companies Group
and recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Dallas by the
Metroplex Technology Business Council, Aquire remains at the forefront of innovation
and is poised to continue building on the success of 2006.
KnowledgePlanet, a leading provider of performance-based learning solutions that maximize
workforce and talent potential, announced that its On-Demand Learning Suite has been
selected as a finalist in the Best Corporate Learning category of the Software & Information
Industry Association's (SIIA)
22nd Annual CODiE Awards.
Focusing on the chronic shortage of Enterprise Architecture and
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) professionals, ZapThink
and Excel Partner
announced the formal release of the Architect Resource Center, an online and
consultative service aimed at helping enterprises locate and fill EA and SOA resource
needs and expanding the opportunities for capable architects.
Spherion, a staffing and recruiting company, announced
that William J. Grubbs will now have responsibility for all of the company's
recruiting and staffing businesses
Human Resource solutions leader Adecco Personnel Ltd has
appointed Leighanne Dines as West Auckland Branch Manager
Wise Consulting Associates, a leading HR/Payroll consulting firm, announced that
Gail Wham joined the firm as Senior Payroll Consultant. Gail brings more than
20 years of payroll, operations and HRIS management experience
You Should Know:
Technology-based companies in Cambridge are better placed than most when it comes to dealing with IT skills shortages in the UK, according to Red Gate Software, the database development tools specialist.
Red Gate Software, based at the St John's Innovation Centre in Cambridge, believes that because of the area's focus on technology and science, the continuing dearth of skilled IT staff will not affect companies in Cambridge in the same way that it might affect companies operating in other regions across the UK.
Spherion: Confidence, Optimism Up for Workers
Worker confidence among accounting and finance workers rose in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to a recent survey commissioned by recruiting and staffing firm Spherion Corp.
The report also said that:
The percentage of workers concerned that the economy is getting weaker decreased by seven percentage points, to 29 percent in the fourth quarter;
The percentage of workers (63 percent) expressing confidence in their ability to find a new job remains unchanged; and,
Seventy-one percent of accounting and finance workers reported confidence in the future of their employer, compared to 69 percent in the third quarter.
"In 2006, the demand for accounting and finance workers far outstripped the supply of available talent," said Spherion's senior vice president of professional services, Brendan Courtney, in a statement. "I don't see this trend fading away anytime soon, as the number of students entering into this profession falls short of open positions."
The results of the full survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive and includes responses from more than 500 accounting and finance workers, is available online, at
— WebCPA staff
Recruiters Confidence Robust Amid Sustained Job Growth
Financial Services and Healthcare Industries Expected
To Lead In Six-Figure Job Growth
Demand for executive talent, which climbed to a six-year high in 2006, is expected to continue to increase through at least the first half of 2007. With no end in sight for the war for talent, ExecuNet's Recruiters Confidence Index (RCI), remains near record levels to start the year.
Introduced in May 2003, the Recruiters Confidence Index is based on a monthly survey of thousands of executive recruiters conducted by ExecuNet (www.execunet.com), the leading executive career, business and recruiting network. Independent analysis of the RCI has confirmed it is a leading indicator for the executive search industry.
According to the survey of 240 executive recruiters, 78% are confident or very confident the executive employment market will improve during the next six months – down only slightly from 83% last month – the highest level of confidence in the Index's history.
Confidence In The Executive Employment Market
Next Six Months
"The current talent shortage is luring more and more employed executives into the market in search of better opportunities," says Mark Anderson, President of ExecuNet. "Based on the daily feedback we're receiving from members landing new jobs with substantial increases in pay, voluntary turnover appears poised to soar even higher in the months ahead."
Recruiters' short-term outlook also remains upbeat, as 78% said they are confident or very confident the employment market will improve in the next three months. This optimism is well supported by the search industry's own expansion. In January, 43% of all search firms reported plans to hire additional professional staff during the next three months. During the previous three months, 26% of executive recruiting firms added staff.
Where The Jobs Are
The industries recruiters expect will generate the greatest growth in executive-level job opportunities
in 2007 include:
||(January 2006 Ranking)
|1. Financial Services
|5. Consumer Products
"Companies in the financial services and healthcare sectors are already finding it difficult to recruit and retain the talent they need to increase bandwidth," observes Anderson.
The top five functions expected to be in greatest demand in the year ahead are:
||(January 2006 Ranking)
|2. Business Development
|4. Operations Management
|5. General Management
"The demands of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance continue to generate new and lucrative job opportunities for Finance executives across nearly all industries," reports Anderson. "Opportunities for operations and general management executives are also on the rise as companies look to manage growth and increase productivity."
ExecuNet, the leading executive career, business and recruiting
network, provides exclusive access to high-level business connections for professionals, confidential
six-figure job listings, expert advice and proprietary research while helping corporate and search firm
recruiters find qualified executive candidates. Founded in 1988, ExecuNet helped transform the
executive recruiting industry by launching the first website designed to bring senior-level
professionals and search firms together in a cooperative, confidential environment to understand how
to meet their human capital needs.
Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, ExecuNet is a recognized authority in executive recruiting trends and
proprietary employment market research. For more information, visit
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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.
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