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RetirementJobs.com announced a strategic partnership and the
launch of the RetirementJobs.com Franchise
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This will allow access to hundreds of the world's leading franchises and business opportunities
that can be searched by industry, investment range, and various categories that are important to
individuals seeking self-employment, such as opportunities to work from a home office.
FreeTotalCompStatements.com, the first free, on-demand total
compensation statement software, registered over 100 companies representing more than 8,000
benefit-eligible employees in its first 60 days of operation.
RTO Software, a global provider of application availability and performance management solutions for
business-critical applications, announced that it has partnered with XTS to provide powerful
historical reporting and trend analysis capabilities of Access Tracking Manager™ to existing and potential customers of RTO PinPoint™. XTS Access Tracking Manager (ATM) is an automated reporting solution that will plug into and extend the value of RTO PinPoint.
LegalShore, a SaaS employment law compliance software company, and
Parrent Smith Investigations, a Southern California-based private investigation firm, have entered into a teaming agreement. Under the agreement, the two companies will offer clients the option of obtaining background checks online through LegalShore's Flexpoint application.
Alumwire, LLC and RecruiTV announced the formation of a
"closely integrated" partnership between the two companies. The companies are collaborating to
make Alumwire the first online portal whereby job candidates and companies can exchange "video
handshakes" to introduce each other in a more personal, visual manner. The videos serve as a
complement to text resumes and job postings.
iCIMS, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, announced
that CEO Colin Day was selected as a readers' favorite in Fast Company magazine's Fast 50 readers'
challenge. Gathering innovative talent from the worlds of technology, design, entertainment, and more,
this year's Fast 50 competition was focused on global corporate visionaries changing the world through
environmental contributions. After hundreds of nominees were rated and reviewed by thousands of the
magazine's readers, Day earned fourth place for his development of the
iCARE program and his commitment to renewable energy.
PLANSPONSOR, the nation's leading authority on retirement issues
and benefits programs, names Chad Larsen as Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year.
You Should Know:
New Recruitment Website for the oil and gas Industry
Onstream Project Services (OPS) - part of the Onstream Group - has recently launched
a new recruitment website http://www.onstreamgroup.com for the
national and international oil and gas industry.
Employees can use this website to place and update their CVs, and keep
up to speed with the most recent vacancies and latest developments in the
EPractize Labs Software,
an emerging global provider of Skill Development and Skill Evaluation Products Company releases
Online Skill Assessment and Screening Software.
Most Employers Plan to Hire for New Positions in March
March hiring projections appear strong as most employers from the manufacturing and
service sectors plan to increase hiring in the coming five weeks. The
findings are reported in the March report of the Leading Indicator of
National Employment(R) (LINE(TM)) index, a collaborative effort between the
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Rutgers University
School of Management and Labor Relations.
This LINE(TM) employment expectations report references the same March
period as the report the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release on
April 6, 2007. The responses in the LINE(TM) survey are weighted using the
proportion of total employment represented by the respondent's industry.
Beginning this month, these weights have been recalculated to incorporate
the annual benchmark revisions that the BLS released on February 2, 2007.
The LINE(TM) employment expectations index indicates strong expansion
for manufacturers and service-sector employers through March. There are
clear indications, however, that while organizations are successful in
filling open positions, they continue to find it increasingly difficult to
recruit the skilled talent they need. In February 2007, both the
manufacturing and service-sectors revealed a slow-rise in new-hire
compensation, compared to a year ago. Responses to the February
SHRM/Rutgers LINE(TM) survey provide no evidence of wide-spread wage
The indicator reports on four employment measures: job expectations,
job vacancies, new-hire compensation and recruitment difficulty. The
LINE(TM) employment expectations index has consistently provided an early
indication of the upcoming BLS numbers. The LINE(TM) "net increasing index"
is calculated by taking the percentage increasing minus the percentage
decreasing. The figure below shows how the LINE(TM) employment expectations
index, in red, has correlated with the BLS numbers, which come out five
weeks later. To view the full report, visit
The employment expectations for March 2007 increased from February,
with 50.1 percent of employers reporting plans to hire in the next five
weeks. Slightly more manufacturers expect to expand their workforce in
March 2007 than in March 2006 (58.4 percent versus 55.7 percent). Employers
reported increases in the number of exempt vacancies (28.8 percent versus
25.9 percent). Largely the result of typical seasonal fluctuations, the
non-exempt vacancy index rose from 3.8 in January 2007 to 17.4 in February
2007. Within manufacturing, the February 2007 recruiting difficulty index
(18.5) is slightly below the February 2006 level (23.3).
The year-over-year outlook shows substantially more service-sector
firms expect to expand their workforce in March 2007 than in March 2006
(61.4 percent versus 45.2 percent). In March 2006, service-sector
employment rose by 217,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. The February
2007 exempt vacancy index is above the February 2006 level. The percentage
of service-sector firms reporting fewer exempt vacancies fell from 20.5
percent in February 2006 to 9.1 percent in February 2007. Service-sector
firms are having much less success at reducing the number of unfilled
exempt positions. The non-exempt vacancy index dipped slightly from 23.2 in
January 2007 to 21.0 in February 2007. Compared to February 2006, in
February 2007 more service-sector firms are reporting increases in
non-exempt vacancies. The February 2007 recruiting difficulty index (10.4)
is above the level of February 2006 (8.5). The percentage of service-sector
firms reporting increases in recruiting difficulty remained unchanged (14.6
percent) in January 2007 to February 2007.
The LINE(TM) index is an economic indicator that identifies early
economic trends and changes in the national job market by surveying human
resource (HR) executives at manufacturing and service-sector firms. The
indicator is released at 8:30 am ET on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest
association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than
210,000 individual members, the Society's mission is both to serve human
resource management professionals and to advance the profession. Founded in
1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters within the
United States and members in more than 100 countries. Visit SHRM Online at
The School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State
University of New Jersey, is a leading center of scholarly and applied
research on human resource management issues. The school creates and
disseminates knowledge that fosters a better understanding of the nature of
employment and work in modern society. The Rutgers Master of Human Resource
Management degree is one of the top human resource management programs in
Source: Society for Human Resource Management
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