Atlanta Recruiting Roadshow Sells Out
last Friday, the Atlanta Recruiting Roadshow had taken reservations for
all of the available seats. Like Minneapolis before it, the Atlanta
event is filled to capacity as of two weeks before the actual event. We
are clearly tapping into a subsurface need in the industry.
Big events, with costs per attendee running
in the $5,000 to $6,000 range, are a very important part of the
educational and informational infrastructure of the Recruiting and
Staffing industry. We are indebted to the teams from
Industry Analysts and others for their ongoing work to legitimize
and formalize the business. Over the course of a generation, most of
these players have helped to transform an organizational backwater into
a vibrant and occasionally innovative market.
Reveille and Hyperbole:
HRsmart, a leading provider of integrated talent management technology solutions, announces record growth at its Brazilian subsidiary, HRsmart Brazil, with a 68% percent growth in revenues over the same period in 2007. Executives in Brazil attribute the growth to HRsmart's ability to tailor the solution to market needs, the application's reliability, local premium support and growth in the average revenue per customer.
CareerTours, the fastest-growing online recruiting resource, announces that CEO Aaron Bare was recently interviewed by Peter Clayton on Total Picture Radio, a popular podcast known as "The Voice of Career Leadership."
Accolo, Inc., an innovator in professional-networking based Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), announced that it ranked No. 42 on the 26th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine – Achieves three year growth of 2564.8%.
Talent Technology Corporation, an award-winning provider of recruitment and candidate screening technology, has announced successful Q2 2007 performance against key operating metrics to the company's shareholders. The number of clients served, revenue, and contract backlog indicators all showed increases over 30 percent, compared to the same period in 2006.
Comings And Goings:
Meta4, a multinational company specializing in human and intellectual capital management (HICM) solutions, announced that Diane Kirkwood has joined the company's United States operations as Director, Solutions Consultants.
The 10th Anniversary HR Technology Conference & Exposition
CyberShift to Demonstrate Workforce Management Solutions at Upcoming HR Technology Conference & Exposition
WHO: CyberShift, a leading provider of global workforce and expense management software and services
WHAT: Will demonstrate the company's industry-leading Workforce Management 3G™ suite of products and have representatives on-hand to discuss Necho Expense™, its comprehensive expense management automation (EMA) solution. CyberShift's workforce management and expense management solutions are now available on the BlackBerry® wireless platform
WHEN: The 10th Anniversary HR Technology Conference & Exposition will take place Wednesday, October 10, 2007 through Friday, October 12, 2007
WHERE: Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.
Standing Out: Benefits That Impact Recruitment
Health insurance for dependent parents is offered by only 1.6 percent of organizations nationally, according to the preliminary results from the Compensation Data 2007 survey. In comparison, the Compensation Data results showed 21.7 percent of organizations are offering health insurance coverage to domestic partners. Please cite any information to Compdata Surveys.
The number of organizations actively recruiting has increased over the last five years from 85.4 to 96.1 percent. In this competitive market, employers must look to a variety of benefits to stand out. While most companies include time off, health insurance and pension plans as part of their compensation packages, there are other types of benefits organizations are utilizing, such as dependent parent health coverage, tuition reimbursement, child care and relocation assistance.
"Knowing how other organizations are responding to the crunch for top performers will allow organizations to ensure they are maximizing their companies' assets," said Amy Kaminski, manager of marketing programs for Compdata Surveys, the nation's leading compensation and benefits survey data provider. "When reviewing which benefits to offer, organizations should consider who they are most interested in attracting, as each generation has their own set of priorities."
When reviewing which benefits to offer, organizations should consider who they are most interested in attracting, as each generation has their own set of priorities.
Eldercare has been a hot topic in the news, as more employees are responsible for the care of an elder family member. In addition to increased duties outside of work, these employees also face financial challenges in providing necessary health care. However, health insurance for dependent parents is offered by only 1.6 percent of organizations nationally, according to the preliminary results from the Compensation Data 2007 survey. In comparison, the Compensation Data results showed 21.7 percent of organizations are offering health insurance coverage to domestic partners. This number has increased by 26.9 percent since 2005, while the number offering health insurance to dependent parents has remained flat.
The majority of companies, 76.7 percent, offer some form of childcare assistance. Of those, most provide flexible spending accounts, and only a small percentage provides a day care center or offers backup childcare, 3.4 and 1.6 percent respectively.
Two other benefits useful in recruiting are relocation assistance and tuition reimbursement. Relocation assistance for new employees is offered by 77.5 percent of organizations, and tuition reimbursement is provided by 86.4 percent. Of those reporting, 76.1 percent offer relocation assistance to management and 47.4 provide it to technical/professional employees. In comparison, tuition reimbursement is offered to at least 84 percent of administrative, technical/professional and management employees. The majority, 77.3 percent, also provides it to hourly workers.
About the Survey
Compensation Data 2007 contains data on 539 job titles ranging from entry-level to top executives. Annually, more than 5,000 organizations participate in the survey. The results provide a comprehensive summary of pay data, benefits information and pay practices with an effective date of March 1, 2007.
Compdata Surveys is the nation's leading compensation and benefits survey data provider. Compdata Surveys has been providing accurate, reliable data at affordable prices to organizations from coast to coast since 1988. For further information about the compensation and benefits surveys, contact Lane Lyons Odle at (800) 300-9570 or lodle(at)compdatasurveys.com.
For more information, contact:
Lane Lyons Odle
TopUSAJobs.com: Guide to Top Specialty Boards
Material from John and Bridget Sumser, Rethinking The Workforce is available for download.
Ten Principles for Recruiting An Integenerational Workforce from John Sumser.
White Papers and So On:
CollegeRecruiter.com offers seven whitepapers at
Lean Staffing Institute on Referrals from The Empower Network.
ATS Sourcing Whitepaper written by Jake Firth of JobsInLogistics.com.
Staffing Strategies: Can You Find, Recruit, and Retain the Talent You Need?
Authoria's complimentary white paper
Multigenerational Recruiting Slide Presentation done at OnRec by John and Bridget Sumser.
Virtual Edge offers 7 "Must Haves" of Next Generation Power Recruiting Technology and many other White Papers.
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Boomers to Bust Age Bias? Baby Boomers Redefine Retirement
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