The interbiznet Bugler
interbiznet presents The Bugler
June 15, 2007
Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend!
Brands That Matter
Employment Branding is the craft of being so
completely organized that you are ready with the right message for the right
person when she comes along. Let's take that a bit further.
A brand is a relationship. (Read More)
New from John Sumser:
A new presentation hot off the presses from John Sumser, Recruiting Is A Conversation available for download.
Reveille and Hyperbole:
"Companies are looking for the best and brightest candidates," said Rob McGovern, who recently launched Jobfox to make it more efficient and more private for career-minded professionals to stay informed of and apply to job opportunities that are closely linked with their capabilities and desires. "A risquÃ posting could mean the difference between getting hired and losing out to another candidate who is without social media baggage."
Baltimore City awarded a $1 million grant Wednesday to the Center for Fathers, Families, and Workforce Development, a center that promotes responsible parenting and worker training.
Private investment firm Virgo Capital, which set up shop last summer in Austin with a $50 million fund, has bought Accord Human Resources.
Egon Zehnder International, one of the world's leading executive search firms, announced their successful collaboration with Biogen Idec's Board of Directors in attracting Marjin E. Dekkers, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thermo Fisher Scientific, to the company's Board of Directors
Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, announced that Kyle Lundby has been named lead consultant, Asia Pacific Region. Based in Hong Kong, Lundby was promoted to lead consultant from his previously held role at Gantz Wiley, a company acquired by Kenexa in August 2006
Following on from the sell out of our recent ‘green retailing' conference, The Retail Bulletin is delighted to announce the launch of our Retail HR Summit taking place in in London's Novotel West on 3rd October, 2007.
You Should Know:
Deloitte Publishes First Annual Report on Community Involvement
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte), one of the country's leading professional services firms, released its first annual report on its approach to community involvement. The publication titled "Beyond Numbers" details Deloitte's commitment to using its intellectual capital to impact its communities.
"Successful businesses thrive in healthy communities. That's why we're committed to helping build strong and vibrant nonprofits. We bring our passion for business excellence into our community involvement efforts, helping nonprofits achieve their critical social missions," said Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche USA, upon issuing the report.
Deloitte delivers its intellectual capital to nonprofits through a robust skills-based volunteering initiative, a commitment to pro bono and nonprofit board service, a focus on connecting corporate philanthropy to capacity-building grants, and an investment in advancing the overall dialogue on corporate community involvement.
Evan Hochberg, national director of community involvement, Deloitte Services LP, noted that "this report is a story of our efforts to make a greater impact in our communities by strengthening the effectiveness of nonprofits. It is a strategy to which we are truly committed."
The report is available at http://www.deloitte.com/us/communityinvolvementreport
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other's acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names "Deloitte", "Deloitte & Touche", "Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu" or other related names. Services are provided by the member firms or their subsidiaries or affiliates and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein.
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In the US, services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP and their subsidiaries), and not by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.
For more information please contact:
Lori Grey, Senior Manager, National Public Relations
Deloitte Services LP
212 492 2865
Monster Survey Finds More Fathers Seek Success in Both the Office and at Home
Poll Shows More Dads Taking Advantage of Paternity Leave Benefits
68 Percent of Working Dads Polled Would Consider Being a Stay-at-Home Parent If Money Were No Object
Dads are increasingly cognizant of balancing work demands with the responsibilities of fatherhood, according to survey results released today by Monster(R). More than half of working fathers (58 percent) in the Monster Intelligence Father's Day Survey feel their employer should be more considerate of the needs of working dads, thus identifying an often-overlooked area of opportunity for employers to attract the best talent. Monster is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST).
"The Monster Intelligence Father's Day Survey reveals that although working fathers deeply value work/life benefits, many feel their employers aren't doing enough to promote a healthy balance," said Peter Castrichini, vice president of compensation, benefits, and HR operations, Monster. "Given the current war for talent and looming skills shortage, employers should recognize that offering benefits such as flexible work arrangements and paid paternity leave is a key tactic for recruiting and retaining talent. We've seen this first-hand at Monster, especially with the newer generation of workers, so we've adapted our work/life benefits to attract and retain these workers."
Paternity Leave and Flex Time
The Monster survey also revealed that working fathers are increasingly embracing workplace benefits that until recently were utilized only by mothers - 71 percent of dads with a child under five took paternity leave when offered by their employers, compared with just 48 percent of dads with a school-aged child. In addition, approximately one-third of dads with toddlers reported that their employer provided paternity leave benefits or flexible work schedules for fathers; yet among working men whose employers offered paternity leave, 58 percent took advantage of it, and 71 percent of men adopted flexible work schedules when it was offered by their employers. Furthermore, when searching for a job, 82 percent of working dads view companies more positively if they offer a flex time benefit.
Additional Key Findings
If money were no object, 68 percent of dads would consider being a stay-at-home parent.
The workplace benefit that fathers appreciate most is a flexible work schedule (53 percent), followed by telecommuting (24 percent), onsite child care (12 percent) and paid paternity leave (10 percent).
Almost half of working fathers (46 percent) never bring work home during the week; 34 percent report one-two nights per week, 12 percent report three-four nights and eight percent report bringing projects home every night of the week.
According to 78 percent of working father respondents, bringing work home during the week affects a dad's relationship with his child/children.
Father's Day Career Advice
For career advice specifically for fathers, visit Monster's "Fathers' Balance" microsite: http://content.monster.com/fathers-balance/Archive.aspx.
Fathers' Quest for Balance: We love our kids. We love (or maybe just need) our jobs. Balancing the responsibilities of both is no small task.
Putting Families First: Despite their desires to succeed in their careers, many men are scaling back on work for the sake of their families.
The Perpetual Time Crunch: Work, wife, kids, house, school - dads have a lot going on. Is there any way for a modern father to find flexibility and do it all?
What Dad Taught Me about Work: Whether through words of wisdom or a simple example, many Monster members have learned work lessons from their fathers.
The Monster Intelligence Father's Day survey was an online study conducted from May 30 - June 1, 2007 of 1,011 full-time job seekers, including 330 working fathers and 473 working mothers. Monster Intelligence is the careers and recruitment research initiative of Monster.com.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster(R), the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
Monster Worldwide Corporate Communications
Rich Teplitsky, 212-351-7019
rich.teplitsky at monster.com
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