Reveille and Hyperbole: iCIMS, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, announced the expansion of its Customer Education Program, which now includes complimentary Training Webinars for all users of the company's iRecruiter™ Talent Platform.
BioHealthRx, a fast-growing medical jobs careersite announced that 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.
Today's staffing industry is predicting a critical depletion in the availability of qualified candidates that is expected to bring staffing firms heightened competition in recruiting, expediting application processes and retaining talent. In response, staffing technology provider, TempWorks Software, recently released its WebCenter fx Suite, a complete ground-up rebuild of its web portal products, including a Customer, Employee and Applicant Portal and VMS.
Social Media Systems Online Marketing Company, internationally known specialists in internet advertising and online marketing services, maximizes the power of Web 2.0 technology to achieve what they call "Human Marketing," based on expert tracking and research. By understanding how online audiences wander across the Web and look for services, Social Media Systems uses a variety of tools to identify where potential clients are looking for a company's services, and then use that information to help businesses shape their message to accommodate the needs of potential customers.
Deck Chairs: Arbita, a leading provider of global employment management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Ferguson as Director Client Services and Media Solutions
Crouch, Slavin & Company, a leading professional services firm offering HRMS and accounting applications to businesses in the Southwest, is pleased to announce the addition of a Human Resources Consulting Services division. The division will be run by Bill Webb, MA, SPHR and principle of OK-based The HR Consulting Edge
PeopleFilter Technology, developers of the PeopleFilter applicant tracking system (ATS), announced that its chief operating officer, Kevin Harrison, has been promoted to President.
Couldn't Pass It Up:
The managerial ineptitude that reaches epic proportions each week on NBC's hit comedy The Office may be closer to reality than some think, according to researchers. And although the faux documentary is social satire at its best, thousands of comments posted on NBC message boards dedicated to the show attest that viewers frequently recognize features of their own workplaces and co-workers in the blunderings of the fictional office staff.
"Although the situations on the show are obviously extreme, The Office does a great job of highlighting things that can and often do go wrong in the course of a typical workday. The characters and plot lines are parodies of worst-case scenarios, but still, viewers may feel they have more than a grain of truth to them," said Jay Jamrog, Senior Vice President of Research for the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp, formerly HRI), a leading research organization focused on workplace productivity.
You Should Know: USA: CollegeGrad.com Names Top 25 Cities for Entry Level Job Seekers
Top 25 cities account for more than 34,000 entry level positions for college grads.
As the class of 2007 finalizes their post-graduation plans, CollegeGrad.com, the #1 Entry Level Job Site, announces the Top 25 cities for entry level job openings. The list represents more than 34,000 jobs for entry level job seekers. The list is available online at job postings for each city.
New York and Los Angeles top the list for cities with the most entry level job openings. Houston, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, PA round out the Top 5. New York, the largest city on the list, accounts for about 3,300 entry level jobs, while Los Angeles accounts for about 2,800 jobs. Miami, Chicago, Tampa, Dallas and St. Louis round out the top ten, all with more than 1,600 entry level jobs.
Top 25 Cities:
1. New York, NY
14. San Jose, CA
2. Los Angeles, CA
15. Boston, MA
3. Houston, TX
16. Phoenix, AZ
4. San Francisco, CA
17. Memphis, TN
5. Philadelphia, PA
18. Las Vegas, NV
6. Miami, FL
19. Austin, TX
7. Chicago, IL
20. San Antonio, TX
8. Tampa, FL
21. Seattle, WA
9. Dallas, TX
22. Baltimore, MD
10. St. Louis, MO
23. Madison, WI
11. San Diego, CA
24. Albany, NY
12. Atlanta, GA
25. Knoxville, TN
13. Salt Lake City, UT
Deep Release: The Changing Workforce - And Performance Management
According to an article in the Boston Globe, over the next 5 years, the 45-54 year workforce is projected to drop by 10%, and that number will continue to decrease.
The most shocking new is that at some companies, 30-40% of their workforce could retire over the next 10 years.
60% of employers surveyed already feel it is difficult recruiting competent workers.
With the Gen Xers primarily focused on self, and the companies focused on short term profits, how are we going to remain competitive?
What are the kinds of innovative performance management processes, systems and tools that must be embraced?
BOTTOMLINE: What is needed is a sustainable business excellence program. One that is focused on strategy execution. One that directly addresses the barriers to strategy execution, including economic, expertise and human factors. One that integrates a business-building methodology, accountability coaching, and innovative activity management system, and a shared learning community. The first sustainable business excellence program that is optimized for execution (and designed specifically for small and mid-sized businesses) can be found at Six Disciplines.