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Reveille and Hyperbole: CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry level job site, released
its poll results naming Ernst &
Young as the first choice employer by students, among the nation's big four accounting firms.
Respondents selected Ernst & Young as their first choice over PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte &
Touche and KPMG.
"Ernst & Young has established itself as an employment leader," said Brian Krueger, President
of CollegeGrad.com. "Not only have they continually shown themselves as a top employer in terms
of sheer college recruiting numbers, but now even more so as entry level college grads show their
employer preference in working for Ernst & Young."
CyberShift, a leading provider of global workforce management and expense management automation software and services
Will host a Webcast for organizations with large, diverse workforces that want to learn how to effectively manage their top two controllable business costs: labor and employee expenses
On Tuesday, February 27, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST
To register for the Webcast visit
or call 1-877-274-4381 ext. 3250
Ellis College of NYIT, a fully-accredited online college
for working adults, has expanded its military tuition discount programs to include both
active and retired members of the U.S.
Armed Forces and Selected Reserves, and their spouses. Under the revised program, retired
military personnel and their spouses are eligible to receive a 15% discount off Ellis College's
standard tuition rates. In addition, the school is continuing its existing program of offering a
20% tuition discount to active service personnel and their spouses.
You Should Know: UK: B2B Index Partners with TheSeed.com
The UK's largest business-to-business listings directory is partnering with pay per lead
marketing company TheSeed.com to help SMEs generate business
UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from a new partnership between
B2B Index, the UK's leading business to business listings directory, and online marketing
The new agreement will see B2Bindex.co.uk work with TheSeed.com to help generate new,
pre-qualified business leads for SMEs in markets such as Telemarketing, Payroll Services
and Document Scanning Services. (B2B Index)
The Netherlands: Zooof Goes Beta; Online Social Site's Goal is to Unite World through Family
The rapidly growing online genealogy service and social networking site, Zooof.com, has officially gone beta. The site's goal is to bring people closer together through family and show how closely related they are to everyone else around the world – even celebrities, kings and presidents. With this announcement it is now opening its doors to the public and ending its previous ‘invitation-only' trial period.
Built on the theory of "six degrees" of separation, in which all individuals are supposedly connected to one another in some way by no more than "six degrees" of relationships, Zooof.com is striving to break down cultural barriers and political barriers to show everyone how much alike they really are. In doing so, it is bringing people closer together through the common connections they share through family.
New Disaster Recovery Book Provides Beginner's Guide for Time-Poor Executives
IT Governance Ltd, the infosecurity knowledge experts, have launched a concise new book on disaster recovery for busy executives and small organisations who need to quickly master the essential facts about this vital issue.
IT Governance Ltd, the infosecurity knowledge experts, have launched a concise new book on disaster recovery for busy executives and small organisations who need to quickly master the essential facts about this vital issue. 'Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity' summarises prevailing best practices in a clear and jargon-free manner, enabling the reader to oversee the swift implementation of appropriate measures within their own organisation.
'Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity' is written as a beginner's guide for senior executives, business owners and IT service professionals and presents its 16 chapters in a Question & Answer format for easy comprehension and speedy reading. Each chapter covers an individual aspect of disaster and continuity planning, such as Data Disasters, Communication Disasters and Disaster Recovery Tools, with real world examples providing helpful illustration throughout. Further resources are provided in the appendices, including templates, checklists and information on training. The book's contents are applicable to organisations based anywhere in the world.
Alan Calder, chief executive of IT Governance, says, "For time-poor executives disaster recovery and business continuity are issues that frequently get buried in the in-tray, usually because people aren't sure where to start. This is absolute folly as statistically very few companies survive more than a year after a disaster or business interruption. Smaller organisations are particularly vulnerable as they don't have the resources to bounce back after a major setback. This book cuts through the jargon and helps readers quickly grasp the essentials so that they can get appropriate measures in place without delay."
Priced at £29.95/US$59.25/€44.52,'Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity' is the latest addition to the range of governance, risk and compliance books and toolkits available from IT Governance. The book may be purchased online at http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/605 and at leading bookshops.
About ITGL and Alan Calder
IT Governance Ltd (ITGL) is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. It is the world's most comprehensive publisher of and distributor for information, advice, guidance, books and tools for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. ITGL is 'non-geek': it approaches IT issues from a non-technology background and talks to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.
Alan Calder is an international authority on information security management. He led the world's first successful implementation of BS 7799, the information security management standard upon which ISO 27001 is based, and wrote the definitive compliance guide for this standard, 'IT Governance: A Manager's Guide to Data Security and BS7799/ISO17799'. The 3rd edition of this book is the basis for the UK Open University's postgraduate course on Information Security. He is a consultant to companies including Cisco. He regularly blogs on IT security issues at http://alancalder.blogspot.com/.
SurePayroll Announces Top Ten States for Small Businesses in 2007
SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard provides insight into best states for small businesses.
SurePayroll released its annual "SurePayroll Top Ten States for Small Businesses" list today, identifying the states in which small businesses have the best potential to do well in 2007.
Utah, Maryland and Nevada ranked highest in the SurePayroll Top Ten study, which is based on SurePayroll's monthly online Small Business Scorecard.
"These states were able to grow their small business economies in 2006 when economic growth was fairly sluggish," said SurePayroll President Michael Alter. "We believe they will continue to be strong states for small businesses throughout 2007."
The SurePayroll Top Ten
According to SurePayroll, the 10 states that will be best for small businesses in 2007, ranked by likely performance, are:
6. New Jersey
10. North Carolina
SurePayroll awarded these states its SurePayroll Top Ten designation because they have had strong growth in the past. For example, in the last 12 months small businesses in Utah, Maryland and Nevada led the nation by growing 11.6, 7.0 and 5.4 percent, respectively.
The Small Business Employee's Perspective:
The SurePayroll Top Ten is based on employee growth. The underlying presumption is that growth in size suggests that a small business is doing well.
Of the SurePayroll Top Ten -- those states SurePayroll identifies as fast-growth states for small businesses in 2007 -- nine states (Utah, Maryland, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey, Indiana, California and Texas) had both growth in headcount and growth in average salaries in 2006. North Carolina, in contrast, witnessed a decline in average small business payrolls, with salaries dropping by 0.9 percent on average.
The ability to grow employee headcount in an environment where labor costs are rising also shows strength in these Top Ten states' small business economies.
At the same time, small business employees in these growth states can also view these economic results positively -- jobs are available to them and salaries are rising. While employees in other states did experience salary growth in 2006, the job growth in most states was flat or declining in 2006.
About the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard:
SurePayroll, the nation's fifth largest payroll provider and largest online payroll provider, aggregates data for more than 15,000 customers on a monthly basis and provides detailed information on small business employment, earnings, and subcontractor trends.
Privately held SurePayroll is America's fifth largest full-service payroll provider and the nation's largest online full-service payroll provider. SurePayroll is passionate about small businesses and their payroll. They are dedicated to providing an extremely friendly and simple payroll experience -- at a price small business owners can afford.
In addition to providing payroll services directly to small business, SurePayroll also provides a private-label payroll service that allows SurePayroll's numerous partners to offer payroll processing to their small business clients. Business partners include ABN AMRO, Pitney Bowes, and MasterCard. SurePayroll will process nearly $3 billion in employee and contractor payroll payments in 2006. For more information, visit www.surepayroll.com.