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Reveille and Hyperbole: Trend Integration, the foremost provider of telephone-based job candidate screening solutions, today announced the launch of the InterviewDirect Hourly Hire solution.
InterviewDirect, a Web- and IVR-based phone screening service, enables hiring companies to automatically schedule, conduct, listen to and score automated phone interviews. Easily integrated with other HR solutions, such as applicant tracking systems, InterviewDirect reduces the lengthy and expensive phone interviewing process while improving the quality of the applicant pool.
Workscape, Inc., experts in outsourced benefits and compensation solutions, today revealed details of its financial year 2006, which ended December 31, 2006. During this period, Workscape expanded existing relationships with a number of Fortune 500 companies, as well as welcomed new customers and renewed agreements with numerous others. The company also added 117 new employees to its workforce and moved its U.S.-based HR service center to a larger facility in Meridian, Idaho.
Syntex Management Systems, Inc., a provider of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) software solutions, announced today the release of Version 5.3 of IMPACT ERM Suite software. For this latest release, one of the primary strategic objectives was to provide additional features that help improve an organization's ability in facilitating change management by further engaging the workforce through increased adoption of the risk management solutions.
The Workforce Management Talent Management Conference
also features the 17th annual Optimas Awards,
which Workforce Management gives each year to recognize forward-looking workforce initiatives
that drive better bottom line business results for the organization.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
RSVP by March 19,2007
The Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
145 West 44th Street Hudson Theater
Tickets are $395 per person.
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US: Motorola Employees Foster Next Generation of Inventors on "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Day
Nearly 150 Girl Scouts and Motorola engineers conduct science experiments at Motorola Innovation Center in Schaumburg, Ill.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) female engineers and Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior celebrated "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" with nearly 150 Girl Scouts on February 19, 2007. The engineers conducted science experiments with the girls and told stories about their careers, which sparked inspiring discussion among the girls. The event is part of Motorola's larger initiative to attract U.S. children to science and foster innovation at an early age. It marks the start of National Engineers Week (Feb. 19 - 23).
UK: MiFID Recruitment Timebomb Ready to Explode, Reports Joslin Rowe
Joslin Rowe warns that MiFID Recruitment has big implications for compliance recruitment in
London and across the UK.
There are just nine months to go before the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive
(MiFID) is enforced by the FSA and London compliance recruitment agency, Joslin Rowe, is
warning that this has big implications for compliance recruitment in London and across the UK.
"Over the last two months we have seen a 20% increase in the number of temporary compliance
jobs (http://www.joslinrowe.com/compliance) focusing on MiFID orientated projects and this
number is rising every week," says Michelle Myers of Joslin Rowe. "It's becoming a hotbed of
compliance recruitment across the temporary market as financial institutions scramble to get
the right people on board immediately. As a consequence multiple compliance job offers are
becoming commonplace and contract rates are rocketing. Companies cannot afford to hang around if
they want to have the right people on board to hit the November 1st deadline smoothly."
According to the Joslin Rowe (http://www.joslinrowe.com/) recruitment research an extra 1,200 temporary workers skilled in compliance will be required in the City of London over the next 10 months - thanks to MiFID alone.
"MiFID specialists are so in demand that we are even seeing savvy permanent employees move to temporary positions in order to take advantage of lucrative contracts - which are typically running at £700/£800 per day. It's like the "Y2K" phenomenon all over again in terms of compliance recruitment (http://www.joslinrowe.com/compliance/browse ) requirements and there is no sign of this abating," states Myers.
Bullhorn Announces 2007 Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report on Impact of Using Staffing and Recruiting Software
Study Finds Fully Integrated Front-Office Solutions Drive Recruiting and Sales Efficiencies
Bullhorn, the global leader in On Demand, front-office staffing and recruiting software, today released the results of its cornerstone study, "2007 Staffing and Recruiting Trends." The report is the fourth in a year-long research series Bullhorn sponsored to determine the impact of staffing and recruiting software on the staffing and recruiting industry. This latest research report delineates the key findings of market research surveys conducted during Q4 2006, as well as the overarching themes found in all four of the Bullhorn-sponsored surveys.
"These findings demonstrate that integrated front-office software provides staffing and recruiting professionals with competitive advantages in both sales and placement and that companies utilizing it maintain greater sourcing efficiency and effectiveness," said Art Papas, CEO and co-founder of Bullhorn.
The survey was distributed to more than 63,500 staffing and recruiting industry professionals. The survey results revealed that integration and synchronization of the front office are crucial to improving placement rates. More than half of all respondents reported that having anytime, anywhere access to all client and candidate information would have a substantial impact on placement rates. In addition, 71 percent of all respondents ranked a fully integrated front-office sourcing tool with automated search agents as the most likely way to improve sourcing efficiency.
Industry leaders utilize tools to drive recruiting and sales efficiencies.
Almost half of all respondents (43 percent) reported relying on tools other than integrated front-office software to automate their front offices.
Recruiters often revert to familiar tools they feel comfortable with. Although 65 percent of respondents said that Microsoft Outlook makes up half of their candidate management system, this solution is the most likely to cause dissatisfaction of the four most popular software solutions.
A front-office sourcing tool fully integrated with both automated search agents and Microsoft Outlook would be the most welcome innovation.
A fully integrated and synchronized front-office solution featuring on-demand, real-time access to client orders, ATS, search agents and job boards is viewed as the best available system.
Sourcing new candidates and securing new business are the top priorities for staffing and recruiting professionals, followed by improving placement rates.
59 percent of respondents said that referrals are their most effective method for sourcing candidates, while 54 percent said classified ads are the least effective sourcing method.
Bullhorn is the staffing and recruiting industry's only On Demand, integrated front-office solution. Comprising email, calendaring, sourcing, applicant tracking, customer relationship management and job management, Bullhorn enables users to communicate and collaborate with contacts, candidates, colleagues and clients in real time to generate, source and fill job orders, or make placements, at anytime and from anyplace. Bullhorn is used by more than 600 customers and 7,500 users worldwide, including emerging, medium and large staffing and recruiting firms servicing a wide range of industries. Information technology, professional services, office/clerical and healthcare represent a few of the many job markets Bullhorn services. The Bullhorn Blogger is the company's online community where customers, partners, Bullhorn professionals and prospective customers share ideas and best practices to advance the productivity of the staffing and recruiting industry through the innovative use of Bullhorn's On Demand, integrated front office.
About Bullhorn, Inc.
Bullhorn is the global leader in On Demand, front-office staffing and recruiting software, providing the only completely integrated front-office solution for staffing and recruiting firms. Bullhorn enables its customers to synchronize sales and recruiting to generate, source and fill job orders in real-time, at anytime and from anyplace, at the highest rates in the industry. Delivered through software as a service, Bullhorn continually meets the evolving business needs of its customers. More than 600 firms and 7,500 users worldwide, including some of the largest global staffing firms, partner with Bullhorn to meet the employment demands of the global economy. For more information, visit www.bullhorn.com or call +1(888)GoLive8.
Feb. 24 Audio Conference to Detail Requirements - and Risks - of the New E-Storage Rules
Topic: HR Management
Revised court procedures, now in effect, may forever change your way of storing e-mails and other e-messages. A special BLR audio conference will tell you how you're impacted.
In January, BLR presented an audio conference on important changes in federal employment law for 2007. It was one of our best received events.
As it turns out, however, one of the key changes facing you this year is not a change in law at all. Nor did it emanate from a court decision, in the usual sense, though it did come down from the U.S. Supreme Court in its role as administrative overseer of the U.S. court system.
This change is a set of new procedures dealing with electronic messages that may be needed as evidence in trials. It's important enough that BLR has decided to do a separate audio conference on the topic, on February 24.
Why is the procedural change important to you?
As you undoubtedly know from one look at your computer inbox, electronic communication has exploded in recent years, leaving the postal carrier feeling a bit lonely these days. E-mail, instant messages (IMs), and personal data assistant (PDA) and cell phone text messages are the prime means business people use to communicate in writing. Therefore, reasoned the Court, such messages are also where illegal or improper conversations are likely to be found.
Mandating storage of paper documents when litigation is in the air is not new. Courts frequently order that shredding policies be suspended to preserve a "paper trail." Applying this doctrine to electronic communications, however, is a still evolving area of law. And never before have such procedures been spelled out in detail.
The new procedures mandate that business create new methods of storing, indexing, and locating past e-communications, should there be any litigation or possibility of litigation occurring. Lawyers will be required to find the right document faster and earlier in the litigation process.
Putting one's finger on an obscure e-mail written months ago is not easily done in most current systems. So the changes, says the prospectus for the coming audio conference, "will almost certainly change the way you preserve data."
The 90-minute conference will cover these important elements of the new procedures:
The many places where data is stored, some which you may not even realize exist
Your responsibility to preserve relevant data, even if it is not in your possession or control (as for instance, if it's personally held by an employee or contractor)
The elements of an effective preservation process, illustrated by case studies
How to avoid the risk of identity theft or violation of privacy created by keeping records you previously destroyed
An effective e-storage strategy
The presenters include Joseph M. English, a noted employment law attorney with Taylor Busch Slipakoff & Duma in Atlanta, and founder of the firm's employment law practice, and Cathy Hampton, founder and principal of Hampton Resources, Inc., in Manassas, Virginia. Her firm specializes in managing strategic change to generate maximum results from a minimum investment.
As with all BLR audio conferences, one fee trains as many staff as you can fit around a conference phone, and all are invited to submit questions to the presenters via e-mail or phone, in real-time. It's a great way to get a lot of people a lot of knowledge in little time and for comparatively little money.