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Reveille and Hyperbole: Kenexa,
a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions,
announced that the Boeing Company has selected it to provide comprehensive
workforce survey services to gather valuable employee feedback.
BioHealthRx, a fast-growing medical jobs careersite announced tht it has signed a partnership agreement
with GeneEd, a leading provider of continuing medical education, to offer CME and CE courses for the
biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Axsium Group, Inc., North America's leading Workforce Management
(WFM) consulting firm, announced the
availability of a series of whitepapers aimed at helping organizations better understand the benefits and
challenges associated with the implementation of enterprise WFM solutions. These whitepapers are
available for download at
Halogen Software Inc., a leading provider of Web-based employee performance and talent management
software announced that The Sacramento Bee has selected Halogen eAppraisal™ with the optional
multi-rater feature. While celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the leading media organization
decided to bring its employee performance systems into the 21st century. The Halogen solution was
selected by an internal committee to find a new solution that would meet a number of key criteria
from compatibility with the existing HRIS system to the ability to support existing evaluation
systems and experience with other media organizations.
The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Board announced the approval of the nomination of James. H. Quigley
as the next Global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte, one of the largest professional services
organizations. He succeeds William G. Parrett whose term ends on 31 May 2007. Mr. Quigley's nomination is
now subject to a vote by the member firm partners world wide.
Also announced was the approval of John P. Connolly as the new Chairman of the Board of
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Mr. Connolly will succeed Mr. Piet Hoogendoorn who has been Chairman since
June 2000, and whose term also finishes on 31 May 2007.
You Should Know:
An Illinois state workforce training grant which will help more than 2,150 individuals through the
University of Illinois' Business and Industry Services Coalition of Manufacturers was announced at the
NOW Foods manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, IL. The $900,000 grant, which will provide training
and consulting services to upgrade skills within the manufacturing industry, is part of Opportunity
Returns, Governor Rod Blagojevich's proactive economic development strategy.
UK: graduate-jobs.com, a specialist graduate job board, allows small and large organisations in the UK to
post graduate job advertisements and search CVs in a quick and cost effective way. All services
are available online once you have created (or are issued with) a username and password. Typically
advertising a job costs just £99.99. graduate-jobs.com is run by a small team all of whom have
graduated within the past few years.
The concept is simple: to deliver graduates the best selection of graduate-jobs on the Internet,
and to provide recruiters with the most cost effective, focused access to graduate jobseekers.
Ireland: Unemployment in Ireland rises slightly to 4.3 percent
Unemployment in Ireland, an economically thriving country of 4.2 million, has remained within a range of 4.2 percent to 4.5 percent since 2003 — even though the country has absorbed more than 300,000 immigrants, chiefly from Eastern Europe, during the period.
No reason was given for the rise in unemployment from January's rate of 4.2 percent.
A more detailed Feb. 22 report on Ireland's employment market found that the number of jobs rose by 4.3 percent over the past year to more than 2.06 million. Jobs in construction and health services recorded the strongest gains.
The International Herald tribune)
Sri Lanka: Rapid decline in unemployment
COLOMBO: Unemployment rate has shown a rapid decline last year from the first quarter of the year to the last quarter, a Sri Lanka Labour Force Survey revealed.
The survey is being conducted quarterly since the first quarter of 1990 by the Department of Census and Statistics.
According to Labour Force Statistics Bulletin of the Census and Statistics Department "the declining trend of unemployment has continued and there is a significant decrease of unemployment rates in 2006, when compared with the unemployment rates for 2003, 2004 and 2005."
Unemployment rate has dropped from 8.1 per cent in 2004 and 7.2 in 2005 to 6.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2006, statistics revealed.
The number of the employed is estimated as 7 million in the third quarter of 2006.
The number of females engaged in public sector activities are higher than that of males, according to the survey.
(Sri Lanka's National News)
EADS Will Employ ETWeb™ Enterprise on a Global Scale to Support 25,000 Managers' Talent Processes EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and other related services recently chose StepStone's ETWeb™ Enterprise as the best solution for supporting their strategic HR processes for Succession Planning and Performance Management. As a result, ETWeb will be deployed on a global scale to support 25,000 managers via self-service.
"To support the decentralised situation at EADS, we will implement a Global Talent Warehouse with interfaces to SAP, PeopleSoft and other existing HR Systems. To generate a fast acceptance at EADS, ETWeb will be fully integrated into EADS-Portal including single-sign-on and a familiar EADS-look-and-feel," said Dr. Andreas Hoynigg, Managing Director at ExecuTRACK Software.
The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and the joint venture MBDA, the international leader in missile systems. EADS is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, is the prime contractor for the Ariane launcher, develops the A400M military transport aircraft and is the largest industrial partner for the European satellite navigation system Galileo. EADS emerged in 2000 from the link-up of the German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG, the French Aerospatiale Matra and CASA of Spain. EADS employs about 113,000 people at more than 70 production sites, above all in France, Germany, Great Britain and Spain as well as in the U.S. and Australia.
ExecuTRACK, A StepStone Company is one of the global market leaders of Talent Management software for Recruitment, HR Management, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Skills & Competency Management, Career & Succession Planning, Training & Development Management, and Global Talent Warehouse. The 100% Web-based solution ETWeb Enterprise – developed with over 20 years of experience – fully supports organizations in analyzing and managing all areas of its human capital.