John Sumser presents the interbiznet Bugler
interbiznet presents The Bugler
May 22, 2007
More About Lying
latest poll from Monster suggests that nearly 60% of people who have
composed a resume admit to having stretched the truth or lied outright. Google
shows 13,700 results for "lying
on resume". (There are even a few good stories about "how
to lie on your resume".)
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Presentation from John and Bridget Sumser, Rethinking The Workforce is available for download.
Ten Principles for Recruiting An Integenerational Workforce from John Sumser.
Reveille and Hyperbole:
http://www.PATRIOTJOBS.NET is proud to announce the launch of it's new web site designed to help the tens of thousands of military personnel and their families find meaningful career opportunities with companies interested in recruiting top talent. As our soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines return to civilian life PATRIOTJOBS.NET will assist them in matching their skills with employers who need hard working disciplined employees.
The Infohrm Group, the global leader in on-demand, full service workforce reporting, workforce analysis, workforce planning and benchmarking solutions, completes integration of the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) Metrics acquisition and continues their track record of significant growth.
Knowledge Infusion, the recognized consulting authority on technology solutions that drive Human Capital Management and Talent Management business value announced aggressive growth and demand for their strategic consulting services.
Peopleclick, Inc., the leading global talent acquisition solutions provider, announced the company's single highest revenue generating quarter in its corporate history. Total revenue for the first quarter was $12.8 million, putting the company on target for its 2007 revenue and profitability goals. In addition, the company has added over 30 clients across all product lines in the first quarter of 2007.
LinkValu.com, a performance marketing CPA network is pleased to announce the hiring of two key employees, Mr. Jack Robbins, Esq. as Vice President and General Council and Mr. David Chevalier, Affiliate Coordinator in the rapidly growing Marketing Department
Dan Finnegan, the primary architect at Yahoo of the newspaper "consortium," which now includes 264 newspapers from 12 newspaper companies, is leaving the company, according to an internal memo sent by Hilary Schneider at Yahoo. He joined the company in April 2002 as EVP and GM of HotJobs after serving as president of Knight Ridder Digital. Schneider joined Yahoo last year
Nonfarm payroll employment edged up (+88,000) in April, and the unemployment
rate was essentially unchanged at 4.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of
the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Job gains continued in several
service-providing industries, including health care and food services, while
employment declined in retail trade and manufacturing.
(US Bureau of Labor & Statistics)
Rate falls to 74.3% in 3 months to Mar 2007
The trend in the employment rate is falling while the trend in the unemployment rate is flat. There has been a further fall in the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance benefit. The trend in the inactivity rate is increasing. The number of job vacancies has increased. Growth in average earnings excluding bonuses has increased but growth in average earnings including bonuses has fallen.
(UK Government Statistics
Global Expansion Marks 25th Anniversary of Workplace Options
Twenty-five years after Workplace Options (WPO) began offering work-life consulting and training services, the once-small company is now the world's largest provider of work life employee benefits, spanning four continents and 80 countries.
The company, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, celebrates its 25th anniversary year with continued growth. This month, Workplace Options will move into a new headquarters three times the size of its current center. Global expansion includes the June 2006 purchase of Employee Advisory Resource (EAR) in London, one of the UK's largest providers of employee effectiveness services. In early 2007, Workplace Options acquired DublinÂ's EAP Solutions, further extending its worldwide network of providers.
"The changes we've experienced as a result of tremendous growth are matched only by the sweeping changes that have taken place across the work-life industry," said Stephanie Fanjul, founder of Workplace Options. "We're proud to have reached this significant milestone."
"What's most exciting is the international growth we've achieved in recent years, including the acquisition of EAP Services in Ireland and a partnership with London-based Employee Advisory Resource," noted Dean Debnam, chief executive officer of Workplace Options. "Today, our customers now enjoy the benefits of worldwide work-life services and access to an extensive network of behavioral health providers throughout Europe."
Several key changes have transformed the work-life landscape since the early 1980s. Then, fewer than five percent of large employers offered work-life benefits to employees, while today more than 75 percent offer such benefits. Also in the industry's early years, work-life benefits consisted primarily of childcare resource and referrals. Now WPO offers customizable solutions for all aspects of an employee's life -- including childcare, elder care, financial, legal, wellness, identity threat recovery, training, concierge services and more.
"What has carried us through the past 25 years is our willingness to be flexible and creative as we work to meet our customers' needs," explained Alan King, president of WPO. "We have become a full-service provider for our EAP clients, adding new services such as health risk assessments and eMindhealth, which offers network provider solutions for behavioral health companies."
The technology has changed, too. Two decades ago, work-life employee benefits could only be accessed via the telephone; today, employees can access WPO's services by telephone, e-mail or via instant messaging. Seminars can even be downloaded onto MP3 players and other portable devices.
"We've grown alongside Workplace Options during the past 25 years, and amidst dramatic changes in the industry, they've always been responsive to our needs," noted Robert Levy, President of Corporate Counseling Associates. "It's a competitive advantage for us to have a work-life partner who isn't afraid to be a creative leader in both technology and service."
WPO's unique business model contributed heavily to the company's astounding growth. In the mid 1990s shifting buying patterns resulted in organizations looking to their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or health plans for work-life services. As a result, the business was restructured – rather than sell directly to employers, the company instead partner with EAPs and other third-party organizations to provide work-life services. The decision paid off, making WPO the ideal work-life partner for corporate America, and fueling its explosive growth in the 1990s.
About Workplace Options
Founded in 1982, Workplace Options (WPO) is America's largest provider of work-life services. WPO's market leading products are recognized for their innovative web delivery, flexibility and affordable pricing. Through its emindhealth division, WPO offers network management solutions that help EAP's run their businesses more profitably and efficiently. WPO's United Kingdom division, Employee Advisory Resource (EAR), is a premier provider of work-life services in Europe and offers EAP clients access to an expansive network of behavioral health providers throughout Europe and the World.
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