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eFinancialCareers asked hiring managers and recruiters for their absolute bottom line: what one department at your firm is likely to get bigger in 2011?
The top vote-getters: technology, sales and wealth management.
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WorkSimple, the company that defined results-driven performance management, announced the immediate availability of its December '10 release. December '10 delivers enhancements to WorkSimple's Goal Management, Automated Performance Reviews, Business Performance Reporting, and User Interface.
Openreq's new merger and acquisition service focusing on M&A activity in the staffing industry, has advised Thomas Medics, an Ohio based healthcare staffing firm, in the successful sale to Sterling Medical Staffing Group. Details of the sale were not disclosed.
The RightThing, a leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, will close out a strong 2010 reporting a 30 percent growth increase. Securing over twenty new deals over the course of the year in the biotechnology, business services, communications, finance, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, pharmaceutical, retail and technology industries, volume among current clients has also increased.
The Illinois Women's Conference allows women a tremendous opportunity to grow, develop, learn and make lasting professional relationships with peers. The conference is a statewide forum for the Women in Illinois to build and develop each other professionally and individually.
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 300 large U.S. employers, today announced the launch of a major, multi-year initiative to help employers address a growing healthcare challenge – cancer in the workplace. The three-year project, which is being conducted in collaboration with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), will result in a series of comprehensive resources and tools for large employers, including an Employer's Guide to Cancer Treatment and Prevention.
Ultimate Software, a leading provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, announced that Ontario-based Wolf Steel Ltd., a private company that manufactures and distributes hearth technology, furniture, and accessories, has selected UltiPro as its single platform for unified human capital management (HCM).
The Glowan article urges companies to make coaching and mentoring an integral part of their culture. The paper, available for free download at http://www.glowan.com/news_resources/resources_performance_reviews.php, explains four initiatives that organizations need to undertake:
- Assess and develop the emotional intelligence of both an organization and its employees
- Hold regularly scheduled one-on-one reviews in addition to the annual review, and incorporate developmental coaching
- Develop an organization's collaborative advantage: the strategic benefits gained when all stakeholders work to the benefit of "we," not "I"
- Create a "best place to work" where managers and employees share a high level of trust
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Groupon Turns Down $6 Billion Google Offer
According to TechCrunch, Groupon just recently turned down a $6 billion (yes, BILLION !) acquisition offer from Google. Apparently, Groupon - the 2-year-old local deals company - was doing a lot more in revenue than was previously estimated. A lot more...as in they are tracking $2 billion for 2010! (read more)
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