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Reveille and Hyperbole: PreVisor Government Solutions has announced its selection by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to provide certification testing to all Transportation Security Officers (TSO). The award was based upon key selection criteria: technical approach and system implementation; certification and accreditation; key personnel and corporate experience; and past performance. The contract has a nine-month base period with additional option periods.
Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a leading provider of recruitment and retention solutions, announced that they have been selected by McDonald's (MCD) to design a customized assessment for the recruitment of its entire U.K. and Northern Ireland team of hourly-paid staff.
Comings and Goings: Benefit Concepts, a leader in benefits administration outsourcing, announced that Janet Weinstock has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager covering the Southeastern United States.
Upcoming Events: Core leadership skills for an effective business environment are the focus of an upcoming workshop offered by Evergreen Team Concepts. Presented by Henry Beeland, course creator and Founder/CEO of Evergreen Team Concepts, L.E.A.D.E.R.S. first showing will take place November 19 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Deep Release: Talentdrive's Top Five Tips for Finding the "Purple Squirrel"
Fortune 1000 companies gain an edge on hard-to-find talent with the help of TalentDrive
TalentDrive, an innovative online resume sourcing company, is helping companies find the elusive job candidates (i.e. Purple Squirrels) more efficiently and quickly.
"TalentDrive has cracked the code for sourcing resumes for specialized positions," said Sean Bisceglia, chief executive officer of TalentDrive. "Our online sourcing technology allows us to find the needle in the haystack so to speak."
Since TalentDrive launched in June of this year, it has provided resume sourcing services to more than 25 global companies, helping to fill more than 300 different job openings.
TalentDrive's Top Five Tips for Online Resume Sourcing Success:
1. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Look beyond the big job boards. Today's job hunters are using the Internet to diversify their approach to getting employed and are turning to niche job boards, local community Web sites, social networking sites, university Web sites, etc, all at the same time. TalentDrive is the first company with the capability to sweep resumes from more than 40,000 Web-based locations.
2. Look out for false-positives. There are many ways to trick the system. For example, some job hunters insert keywords that can't be seen by the naked eye in order to get a higher resume ranking. Others might include a phony typed note in a different font at the top of their documents to give the false impression to a hiring manager that an insider at the company already gave the applicant's resume his or her approval. TalentDrive is the first company with the capability to pull resumes from more than 40,000 Web-based locations combined with experienced industry analysts who provide objective, eyes-on review of resumes to eliminate any false positives.
3. Develop deep DNA search strings. It's important to try variations of search strings that widen or narrow results until you hit the magic sweet spot. TalentDrive's sourcing strategists are experts in creating customized Boolean search strings that equip TalentDrive's search optimization technology with the specific information needed to pull qualified resumes.
4. Think "LIFO" – every day in, every day out. Find a way to search online locations every minute of the day. TalentDrive's resume sourcing technology sweeps the Web 24 hours a day to pull in the most qualified resumes.
5. Think like a hiring manager. It's important to have the technology that can quickly and efficiently retrieve resumes from the Web. But it's just as important to have someone cut through the clutter. TalentDrive's industry analysts have over 10 years of industry experience within Sales, Manufacturing and Distribution, Information Technology, Finance/Accounting, and R&D/Engineering. They bring to the table a hiring managers point of view that can be invaluable for recruiters.
The Internet is touted as one of the most effective methods recruiters now have for acquiring top talent. However, sourcing resumes from online locations and sifting through piles of unqualified resumes can be very time consuming and overwhelming. TalentDrive follows the top four tips through its combination of technology and industry analysts to provide companies with a strategic sourcing service that delivers quality talent more efficiently.
TalentDrive provides growing and established companies with a new way to source and screen quality talent through innovative technology combined with eyes-on review by experienced industry experts. With millions of resumes dispersed over tens of thousands of web-based locations, TalentDrive provides a resume sourcing solution that enables companies to better leverage the Internet to find talent within Sales, Manufacturing and Distribution, Information Technology, Finance/Accounting, and R&D/Engineering. TalentDrive enables companies to spend less time sifting through unqualified resumes, helping to increase a hiring managers' productivity by 90 percent.
Additional information on TalentDrive services is available at www.talentdrive.com, or by calling 866.916.2249.
Survey Says: Monster released the results of its 2007 Work/Life Balance Survey, which reveals that despite a growing awareness of the importance of a healthy work/life balance, the issue is not a priority for many organizations.
In fact, 89 percent of employee respondents believe work/life balance programs are important when evaluating a new job, yet only about half (52 percent) of HR professionals consider work/life balance to be an important initiative for their companies. Additional key findings:
· Only 29 percent of workers view their employer's work/life balance initiatives as good or excellent; in fact, 58 percent say their employer encourages working too much
· Only 61 percent of HR pros believe there will be more employer-provided work/life balance initiatives in five years, and only 56 percent believe that general work/life balance will improve in the future
· 60 percent of employees say they spend too much time working – about one-third (35 percent) blame their boss' expectations and one-fourth (26 percent) say they overwork to fit in with corporate culture
The survey sample consisted of 506 human resource professionals and 830 workers.
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