|November 28, 2011|
In The News
Transamerica Retirement Services announced the expansion of the core investment platform offered to company-sponsored retirement plans with the addition of 38 new stock and bond investment choices. The enhancements provide plan sponsors and financial advisors with a wider choice of international, emerging markets and sector equity investments, as well as short-, intermediate- and long-term fixed income offerings, including additional Treasury Inflation Protected Securities and new floating rate investments.
Orange Tree Employment Screening, a premier national provider of employment screening, background screening and drug testing services, achieved accreditation from the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). Accredited firms demonstrate NAPBS standards for excellence, accountability, professionalism and ongoing organizational improvement.
Gilsbar has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, recognizing the health and benefit management company’s commitment to reducing cancer risk by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment for their own employees and their covered family members.
Creative Computing Solutions, Inc.
(CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today announced that it received and began work in September on three new contracts, building upon their existing work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) respectively.
Survey Says . . .
Finding Qualified Employees Also a Concern in 2012 Outlook Survey
While 66 percent of manufacturers expect to experience revenue growth in 2012, many say the recovering economy will remain a major hurdle to operations, according to a recent ASQ survey.
In their new book, Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage, (Jossey-Bass, September 26, 2011), talent management experts Ravin Jesuthasan of global professional services company Towers Watson and John Boudreau of the University of Southern California reveal how prominent global companies are redefining HR leadership by using a new approach to HR to optimize efficiency and strategic impact. By adopting five principles of evidence-based change, the authors believe organizations across the globe can make better people decisions that lead to a sustainable competitive advantage.
Up Coming Event
IDC Insights to Deliver Cross-Industry Predictions for 2012
Energy, Healthcare, and Government Industries Critical to Development of Intelligent Economy
IDC Insights will kick off its Predictions 2012 series with a cross-industry focused Web conference on Monday, December 5th. This cross-industry discussion will focus, in part, on the prediction that three industries critical to the development of intelligent economies – energy, healthcare, and public transportation – will reach a tipping point in 2012.
The IDC Insights Predictions 2012 series of industry-focused Web conferences will begin with a cross-industry discussion, IDC Insights Predictions 2012: Cross-Industry Overview, to be held on December 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., U.S. Eastern time (16:00 GMT). Moderated by Meredith Whalen, the event will feature the Research Vice Presidents of the six Insights business units: IDC Energy Insights, IDC Financial Insights, IDC Government Insights, IDC Health Insights, IDC Manufacturing Insights, and IDC Retail Insights. Discussion will focus on how the Top 10 Predictions in each industry will impact global technology spending patterns, organizational structures, and overall industry performance. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/IDCInsightsPredictions2012Webcast.
Analysts from each of IDC’s Insights business units will provide their industry-specific predictions for 2012 in the following weeks. This marks the tenth consecutive year that IDC Insights business units have presented "Top 10 Predictions" research and Web conferences, providing essential guidance on the most dynamic issues and trends, including drivers, challenges, recommendations and anticipated outcomes, across industries and technologies. Register for the IDC Insights Predictions 2012 Web conferences by visiting www.idc.com/IDCInsightsPredictionsWebcasts. All of the Web conferences are free of charge to anyone wishing to register.
IDC will host its annual Predictions Web conference on December 1, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern time. The presentation will be led by Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst Frank Gens, who will discuss the themes and opportunities that IDC expects will drive the worldwide IT industry in 2012 and beyond. Gens will be joined in the discussion by a panel of IDC analysts from around the world. Details and registration for this Web conference can be found at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P24932.
For additional information about this research, or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with an IDC Insights analyst, contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarahbethmurray @ gmail.com. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow IDC Insights on Twitter: @IDCInsights.
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