|September 15, 2011|
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Adzuna, a popular job search engine in the UK, has secured a £300k seed investment from Passion Capital. Current or former executives from eBay, Skype, Adjug, BT and Virgin have also reportedly invested in the job site.
CareerBuilder has entered into a definitive agreement under which CareerBuilder will acquire JobScout24, a major job board in Germany with more than 3.36 million users and more than 250,000 jobs. Combining the reach and resources of both companies will solidify CareerBuilder’s position as one of the top three online recruitment players in Germany and further its global expansion.
As popularity continues to rise for BeKnown, the professional networking app for Facebook from Monster Worldwide, the company introduced mobile versions of the app. Not only can Facebook users establish and manage their professional network on the world's most popular social platform with BeKnown, but now they can take that experience to two of the world's leading mobile platforms - Android and iPhone. BeKnown users can also access the app from other modern mobile browsers via the BeKnown mobile site.
New Book Helps Communities, Organizations & Companies Effect Positive/Transformative Change
Most groups are comprised of well-meaning people who nevertheless find themselves in situations of discourse or conflict with others they work with. The Center for Ethical Leadership’s new book, Courageous Collaboration with Gracious Space: From Small Openings to Profound Transformation, offers a transformative process and tool kit to communities, organizations and companies seeking to effect positive change.
NAFE and Flex-Time Lawyers Salute Thompson Hine LLP as 2011 Best Law Firm for Women
Today’s legal leaders are supporting female lawyers with work-life balance and women-friendly policies, offering new standards that retain and promote top female legal talent in a male-driven field. With that, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers, today announce Thompson Hine as a NAFE and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firm for Women. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media.
“Our research team has seen an increase in the number of female partners working at the Best Law Firms within the past five years, with 19 percent of female Equity Partners employed compared to the national average of 15 percent”
“Our research team has seen an increase in the number of female partners working at the Best Law Firms within the past five years, with 19 percent of female Equity Partners employed compared to the national average of 15 percent,” said Dr. Betty Spence, President, NAFE. “We are proud to recognize the 2011 Best Law Firms for Women and their unwavering dedication to creating programs and policies that support women in the legal profession.”
Asia Pulp & Paper Follows UN Lead, Commits to First-Ever Human Rights Audit
“Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework to Be Cornerstone of APP Sustainability Program
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is initiating its first-ever comprehensive human rights audit across the company’s Indonesian operations, heeding the United Nations call for the global protection of human rights by businesses around the world.
In June, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed for the first time a set of guiding principles for business on human rights performance using the “protect, respect and remedy” framework. APP has committed itself to adopting this framework in assessing and addressing human rights policies throughout its operations.
The Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.
Hire the Best, Fire the Rest
presented by UIC Family Business Council
Small business owners are invited to join the UIC Family Business Council for Hire the Best, Fire the Rest Thursday, October 6th at Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium.
Mary Deibert, President of management consulting firm Kiara, will lead a panel of recruitment professionals on hiring the right candidates, retaining your organization’s top talent, and how to legally terminate underperforming employees.
The program will begin at 5:15 pm to be followed by cocktails and dinner next to the Aquarium’s Caribbean Reef. Tickets are $150 and must be purchased online in advance of the event.
Hire the Best, Fire the Rest is a proud participant in Crain’s Small Business Week which runs October 3-7, 2011. Anyone interested in attending this event must register online at www.uicfbc.com and click on “Hire the Best Fire the Rest” in the red box.
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