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Growing Number of iCIMS Clients Adopt iRecruiter™ for On-Boarding Programs
iCIMS, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of business platforms, today announced a growing trend of clients are leveraging the iRecruiter Talent Platform to power their on-boarding programs.

iCIMS Completes Customer Webinar Series on Candidate Marketing and Search Engine Optimization
The award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, iCIMS, today announced that it has moved beyond the standard approach to customer service, offering complimentary and educational Training Webinars for all users of the company’s Talent Platform.

iCIMS Unveils iRecruiter™ 8.1
iCIMS, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, today announced the release of iRecruiter 8.1, the industry’s first end-to-end, organically-built Talent Platform.

Avisena Named Minority Leading Innovator By Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Revenue cycle management company Avisena has been named South Florida's Leading Innovator in the Marketplace among the top 100 minority businesses by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Shaker Consulting Group provides a Virtual Job Tryout® for the AmTrust recruiting team
AmTrust Bank’s mortgage business is booming. In order to meet an increased loan volume, the organization has a goal to increase their outside sales force of Wholesale Mortgage Sales Consultants in key markets nationwide.

ExcellerateHRO Named to List of Elite Outsourcing Service Providers
ExcellerateHRO has been selected for the third consecutive year as a Leader in The Global Outsourcing 100’s list of the world’s top outsourcing service providers. The list is produced annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

New Business Development Director Brings HR Expertise to Seattle
NAS Recruitment Communications announced the appointment of Jackie Rief as Director, Business Development, for the HR communications industry leader's Seattle, WA office.

EBS On Line and Ascentis Corporation, announced today that they have merged
EBS On Line, a sophisticated payroll processing service provider, and Ascentis Corporation, a market leader in easy-to-use human resource management systems (HRMS) based in Bellevue, Washington, announced today that they have merged. The companies will operate under the Ascentis name.

Suzanne Johnson Joins Buck Consultants as Director
Suzanne Johnson has joined Buck Consultants as a Director in the firm's Secaucus, NJ office.

Ernest M. Lareau Appointed Chairman of the HROA
The HROA today announced that Ernest “Ernie” M. Lareau has been appointed chairman of its Board of Trustees.

SOCIAL MEDIA: THE NEXT FRONTIER IN EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION
Watson Wyatt Experts Say Social Media Can Benefit Employers;Guidelines for Use, Change Management the Key

Ernest M. Lareau Appointed Chairman of the HROA Board of Trustees
The HROA today announced that Ernest “Ernie” M. Lareau has been appointed chairman of its Board of Trustees. He joins Jeffrey Bizzack, CEO of Accenture BPO Services, who will continue serving as Vice Chair, and Mary Sue Rogers, head of IBM HR Business Process Services, who will serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Together with Chairwoman Emeritus, Sharon Taylor, they will form the HROA’s executive committee.

EVHRA to Hear Recruitment Expert
NAS Recruitment Communications announced today that Matthew Kaiser, Vice President and Talent Strategist, will be the speaker at the East Valley Human Resources Association (EVHRA) chapter meeting on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona.

RSM McGladrey Receives The Conference Board Work Life Leadership Council’s Moving Into the Future Aw
RSM McGladrey, a leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm, received The Conference Board’s Moving Into the Future Award for their innovative Coach-on-Call WorkLife solution. The annual award features companies that creatively address workplace issues that yield positive impact.

CCAT Presents Sun Microsystems' Michelle Dennedy
The Calgary Council for Advanced Technology is joining forces with the Calgary Marketing Association to present Sun Microsystem's Michelle Dennedy in an exclusive dinner event. The Chief Privacy Officer of one of the leading providers of information technology and system administration software will offer her considerable insights into the management and protection of enterprise data.

Cammack LaRhette Consulting and Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen Host 403(b) Webinar
Aimed at Helping 403(b) Plan Sponsors, Session will Address New Regulations, Costs and More

Leading Affirmative Action Training Is Going Regional
Berkshire’s Fundamentals of Affirmative Action Planning Heads to CA and GA

Buck Consultants Survey Finds Cost Containment Is Top Corporate Concern for Pensions in Canada
Canadian employers who sponsor defined benefit (DB) pension plans have put cost containment at the top of their "to do" agenda, according to a nationwide survey of Canadian pension plans released today by Buck Consultants.

GeoLearning Tops List of Largest Learning Outsourcing Providers
GeoLearning #1 on HR Outsourcing Today's List of the Largest Learning Outsourcing Providers

Increased Spending Pressure Could Hurt Endowment Returns
As pressure mounts for universities toincrease endowment spending, experts at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leadingglobal consulting firm, warn investment returns could suffer asuniversities look for more predictable annual returns.

Valtera Teams with Crain’s Chicago Business to Identify the “Best Places to Work in Chicago”
Crain’s selects Valtera as research partner to measure employee engagement across Chicago-area companies

Increased Spending Pressure Could Hurt Endowment Returns
As pressure mounts for universities toincrease endowment spending, experts at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leadingglobal consulting firm, warn investment returns could suffer asuniversities look for more predictable annual returns.

Brandon Conroy Joins Buck Consultants as Director
Brandon Conroy has joined Buck Consultants as a Director in the firm's Pittsburgh office.

Learn How to Employ Enterprise Workforce Management Solutionsto Eliminate Compliance Risk
Failing to comply with labor-related legislation these days can cost companies millions of dollars in penalties and fines. Examples abound of companies named in class-action lawsuits related to violations of federal or state wage and employment laws.

DDI Recognized by Bersin & Associates as a Top Leadership Development Provider
Research Validates Importance of Onboarding to Improve New Hire Retention and Time-to-Productivity

Larry Langer has joined Buck Consultants as a Principal in the firm's Chicago office
Langer joins Buck from Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company, where he headed its Chicago office. In addition to his consulting and client management expertise, Langer's experience includes responsibility for financial results, staff development, execution of business strategy, and new business.

Answerthink Receives 2007 ³Achievement of Plan² Partner of the Year Award from SAP America


HR SOLUTIONS’ ANNOUNCES 2007 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY AWARD WINNERS
HR Solutions, Inc., an international Human Capital Management Consulting firm specializing in Employee Engagement and Exit Surveys, announced the 2007 Employee Engagement Award Winners[1].

Karen Warlin has joined Buck Consultants as a Director in the firm's Chicago office
Warlin joins Buck after serving as Manager of Employee Communications at HSBC and, most recently, at CCC Information Services, a technology firm in Chicago. Her expertise includes all aspects of human resource and employee communication, including development of communication strategies that help organizations achieve business objectives through their employees.

Doreen Devine has joined Buck Consultants as a Principal in the firm's Secaucus, NJ office
Devine joins Buck from Aon Consulting, where she served as Vice President and Key Account Manager. Her expertise includes executive benefits consulting focusing on life insurance, deferred compensation, and SERPs.

The Conference Board to Provide eePulse’s ‘Leadership Pulse,’ a Web-Based Management Tool
The Conference Board, the global business research and membership organization, and eePulse, Inc., a human resources consulting firm, announced today they will offer a new, real-time management tool that measures, analyzes, and benchmarks employee attitudes, knowledge, and engagement.

Treadwell & Rollo, Inc. To Offer Identity Verification Service
Treadwell & Rollo, Inc. To Offer Identity Verification Service Portcard.net As Benefit To All Employees Bay Area-based environmental and geotechnical consulting firm Treadwell & Rollo has begun offering all employees a free one-year membership to social networking registry Portcard.net. Portcard.net is a registry that authenticates the identity of the person behind a username on social networking services like Facebook. Portcard.net protects children, teenagers and adults against Internet predators who try to take advantage of them by exploiting the total anonymity of the Internet.

Kenexa Continues to Help Improve the Selection of European Union Officials
Kenexa awarded new three year contract

Annual Layoffs Forecast: 2008 Executive Survey Finds Severe Job Cuts to be Made This Year
Career Protection’s® Annual Layoffs Forecast predicts a 37% increase in companies planning layoffs and reductions in workforce this year.

Nonprofit Pay Increases are Strong
The average salary adjustment for staff positions in nonprofit organizations increased by almost 4.0% from 2006 to 2007 according to a new study released by Total Compensation Solutions (TCS) a human resources consulting firm.

BAIRD NAMED TO FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR LIST
For the fifth consecutive year, Baird has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, a prominent annual ranking of top U.S. companies based on workplace attributes and employee feedback. Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, ranked 39 this year.

Workbook Empowers Entrepreneurs to Overcome Expectations of Failure
Statistics indicate that most entrepreneurs who create their own business fail to achieve long-term success, prompting many people to think twice about pursuing this career path. A new workbook from JIST Publishing offers insight into why entrepreneurs fail to achieve success and provides step-by-step strategies for developing a healthy and profitable business.

Mercer creates advanced Rx benefit design, Dx-Rx Pairing
Mercer creates advanced pharmacy benefit design based on latest medical evidence Dx-Rx Pairing(tm) represents state-of-the-art innovation, addresses barriers to patient compliance

Most Companies to Make Other Changes to Their Proxy Disclosures for 2008
Many Companies Still Unlikely to Disclose Performance Goals in Their 2008 Proxy Statements, Watson Wyatt Poll Finds

Rideau's CEO is Named Five Time Superstar by HRO Today
Magazine HRO Today has chosen Peter Hart as one of the top HR providers in North America.

FORTUNE magazine released its 100 Best Companies to Work For® list
Today, FORTUNE magazine released its 100 Best Companies to Work For® list (www.fortune.com) with Google at the top for the second straight year. This annual list of top US workplaces is compiled by the San Francisco-based Great Place to Work® Institute, which has authored the list since 1998.

Achilles Group Raises Growth Equity Financing to Provide HR Services to Small Business
Achilles Group, a provider of outsourced HR services to small businesses, announced the closing of $2.5 M Series A growth financing to expand services and locations across the southern U.S.. Houston-based Ephor Group and First Analysis of Chicago are co-funding the growth financing.

Jean Herreman has joined Buck Consultants as a Principal in the firm's Atlanta office.
Herreman joins Buck from The Hackett Group. Her human capital expertise includes HR strategy, talent and performance management, total rewards, and succession planning. Her experience includes developing a talent management maturity model and leading research that identified correlations between talent management and corporate financial performance.

Executives: Baby Boomer Retirements Most Significant Workforce Trend in Next 10 Years
BABY BOOMERS STAND ALONE

Looking for a New Year's Resolution? Two More Hours of Sales Activity Per Week Can Mean Millions
Watson Wyatt Study Outlines Key Differentiators of Sales Success

Meta4’s PeopleNet Solution Selected by Colombian Government to Manage Three Million Employees
Meta4 Bids Against Industry Giants in Colombia and Wins Contract

Berkshire’s Clients Named Top Places to Work for by Washingtonian Magazine
Berkshire Associates Inc., a leading human resources software and services provider announced today that more than seven Berkshire clients were named among the top places to work by Washingtonian Magazine.

Interaction Associates is featured in an article by The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Profiles Interaction Associates and Company's Use of Collaboration Methods to Empower Employees and Save Money in the Relocation of San Francisco Office Interaction Associates is featured in an article by The Wall Street Journal for the collaborative methods the company employed to identify the best option in relocating its San Francisco office. The article, titled "Giving Employees a Say in Where They’ll Work," is in the Small Business section of The Wall Street Journal Online at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119940482925066291.html.

Aruspex Helps Australian Mining Industry Ensure a Steady Workforce “Heartbeat”
Mining Industry Skills Centre gathers insights from CAPTure software for industry’s “Heartbeat Project,” now expanding across Australia

Kelly Swart has joined Buck Consultants as a Principal in the firm's Pittsburgh office
Swart joins Buck from Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Her expertise includes retirement program design, funding, financial management, and administration.

Verified Person Inc. adds Cisco head HR officer to board
Verified Person Inc., a leading provider of background screening services, announces the addition of Brian Schipper, senior vice president of human resources for Cisco Systems Inc., to its board of directors.

"OSCARS FOR BUSINESS" ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES IN SIXTH ANNUAL AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS
Business Awards Seeking Best U.S. Companies, Executives; Adds Best Environmental Responsibility Program Category

Insala Works to Shape HR Agenda for Corporate Social Responsibility
CEO Roark to present strategies at January 17 Cicero Forum Conference in London

HighRoads Acquires MHS Advisors
HR Advisory Experts Help Organizations Develop and Execute Strategies for Delivering HR Services

The Virtual Interactive Educational World for HR Professionals Successfully Launched
The Virtual Interactive Educational World for HR Professionals Successfully Launched on December 12-13th, 2007

'The Official Rules for Hiring Top Talent' The Adler Group Announces Tour for 2008
Recruiting and Hiring Survey results to be revealed during the just-announced 2008 Live Performance-based Hiring(sm) Tour "The Official Rules for Hiring Top Talent."

John Lapinski has joined Buck Consultants as a Principal in the firm's Detroit office
Lapinski joins Buck from Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where he served as Principal.

BestCompaniesAZ, LLC Honors " Best Places to Work" in Metro Phoenix, Arizona
BestCompaniesAZ, LLC and The Phoenix Business Journal hosted the fifth anniversary of Best Places to Work in the Metro Phoenix Arizona on December 13th at the Arizona Biltmore, honoring the region's top companies for employee satisfaction.

Healthcare Services Management, Inc. Launches HealthcareITCareers.com
Helping Information Technology Professionals Looking for Jobs in Healthcare Focusing on careers in the growing field of healthcare information technology, Hingham, MA based healthcare IT staffing firm Healthcare Services Management, Inc. (HSM) launches HealthcareITCareers.com, a website devoted to connecting the top hospitals, consulting firms and vendors with industry talent.

Hackett Launches Leadership Community For Executives in Finance, IT, HR, Procurement
The Hackett Performance Network Offers Access to Research Metrics & Insights As well as Participation in New Performance Studies and Informational Webcasts

Hewitt Survey Reveals Dwindling Popularity of the Annual Holiday Bonus
Employers Continue Trend Toward Performance-based Awards to Motivate Employees and Drive Business Results

Makarios Consulting Inks Deal with Cadient Group to Provide Ongoing Leadership Development Services
Deal Marks Makarios’ Continued Growth in the Pharmaceutical Supply Industry

A.G. Edwards Achieves Leadership Excellence with Program Designed by Interaction Associates
The brokerage and financial services powerhouse, A.G. Edwards, has partnered with Interaction Associates to meet important strategic challenges with a collaborative leadership platform designed to develop senior, high potential leaders.

New Practice Interviewing System Combines Technology With Coaching
Right Management Adds New Interviewing Practice System That Combines Technology With Coaching

Meta4 Reviewed by Industry Research Firm Vital Analysis
Meta4’s Active HR Solution Significantly Enhances Employee and Manager Experience

Aruspex and Starbucks Webcast to Examine Journey to Strategic Workforce Planning
Joint HR.com presentation will take place December 12 at VIEW event, HR industry’s first virtual conference

Insala Announces Free Human Capital Institute Leadership Development Webcast
Accenture's Robert Thomas Presents Talent Multiplication: Developing Leadership Capability

Unveiling the Secret to Knock-Out Communication, in a Word: iView™
InterviewStream partners with Right Management to combine leading edge technology with world renowned personalized coaching.

Julie Egbert has joined Buck Consultants as a Principal in the firm's San Francisco office
Egbert joins Buck from SAP America, Inc., where she served as Principal.

Debbie Klarfeld To Lead Operations And Development For First Advantage ADR
Debbie Klarfeld To Lead Operations And Development For First Advantage ADR And Transportation Services

Watson Wyatt Study Reveals Six Communication "Secrets" of Top-Performing Employers
Companies With Most Effective Communication Programs Net Greater Shareholder Returns

Axiom Consulting Partners Announces the Release of the Fourth in Its Series of 'Winning Axioms'
Winning Axiom #4 tackles the apparent disconnect between the admission by 75% of senior executives that retaining critical talent is their most pressing issue, and the recognition by only 4% of those same executives that they believe their company to be world-class in people management.

The Lindenberger Group Launches New Online Education Programs
Targets Professionals Seeking to Strengthen Business and Management Skills

Even Managers Agree that Telecommuting Can Work
FPC Workplace Web Poll Data indicates that 85 percent of the American workforce believes that telecommuting is a great workplace trend. Interestingly, when broken down by seniority, the same feelings hold. "More and more companies across different industries are open to telecommuting situations. It's a way to attract or retain top employees," said FPC CEO & President Ron Herzog.

Reliable Leadership Methods Lead to Better Employee Performance
A common leadership method is the best way to inspire great employee performance, says Impact Achievement Group

IHRIM’s Flagship Bi-Monthly Publication, IHRIM.link, Now Available Online
IHRIM members and subscribers can now enjoy the IHRIM.link magazine in the printed format and in the new online searchable format – one more reason why IHRIM continues to be, after more than 25 years, the leading association for knowledge, education and solutions supporting human capital management.

Investments in Private Equity Still Worth Considering for Institutional
Well-Governed Funds Can Benefit from Broad Investing Approach, Watson Wyatt Says

Human Resource Planning Society Launches People & Strategy
The Next Generation of the Leading Source of Knowledge and Information Connecting People to Business Strategy The Human Resource Planning Society has announced that its highly regarded journal, Human Resource Planning, will become People & Strategy in 2008.

New Online Sales Force Assessment Tool from Employee Continuum Helps Pinpoint Best Sales Hires
Easy-to-use sales talent profiler delivers insightful intelligence that helps companies define ideal hiring profile for top salespeople.

New Video Resume Technology Changes the Job Market
SearchVideoResumes.com links employers and candidates from around the world.

HRmarketer Webinar to Highlight 'Marketing to HR' with Traditional and Web 2.0 Integrated Strategies
How to create a successful marketing and PR strategy that generates more visibility, website traffic, sales leads and improved search engine rankings

J. J. Keller Awards 2007 Prospera® University Program Scholarships
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has awarded six scholarships to students participating in the Prospera® University Program. Students at schools participating in the University Program were eligible to participate in the contest for a chance to receive a portion of the $10,000 in scholarship monies being awarded.

ASU's Decision Theater Goes High Tech in Search for New Leader
In its search for a new Center Director/Senior Director for its Decision Theater (a world-class center for science-based, informed solutions), Arizona State University recently unveiled an innovative and custom-designed strategic campaign to recruit for a decidedly unique and difficult-to-fill leadership role.

NANCY J. STEPHENS NAMED PRESIDENT OF PI WORLDWIDE
NANCY J. STEPHENS NAMED PRESIDENT OF PI WORLDWIDE, THE INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING ORGANIZATION KNOWN FOR THE PREDICTIVE INDEX® New President is Former CEO of Global Sales Alliance, Recently Acquired by PI Worldwide

The Virtual Interactive Educational World for HR Professionals December 12-13th, 2007
HR.com (www.hr.com) is launching the first virtual and online conference designed for HR professionals, including specialists in Benefits, Sourcing, HRO, Compensation, Incentives, Training, Consumer Directed Healthcare and Staffing. Attendance is complimentary for all HR Professionals.

XMei International Announces 2008 Human Resources Networking Tour to China
XMei International announced today a human resources networking tour to China on May 11-17, 2008. The tour to Beijing and Shanghai offers a unique opportunity to speak directly with government officials, local HR executives and university educators on a range of HR topics critical to an organization’s success. In China, business success also hinges on relationships. This tour offers a special opportunity to build a critical network of connections.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Unveils New Recruitment Campaign
A brand new and exciting employment brand, recruitment campaign, and career website were just recently developed and are now being rolled out for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

American Community Introduces APEP Choices(TM), an Affordable Plan For Small Groups
American Community Mutual Insurance Company, a leading provider of Individual and Group health insurance, announced today of the introduction of APEP Choices(TM), an affordable plan for small groups in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.

DMT Solutions, Inc. Provides Campus Crusade with On-Site PeopleSoft Training
DMT Solutions, Inc., an Oracle Partner and leading consulting company for PeopleSoft software for over 9 years, successfully delivered on-site PeopleSoft training to the PeopleSoft staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, International (CCCI).

Penn State Online Human Resources and Employment Relations Master's Degree Opens for Applications
Penn State announced today that their new online master's degree in human resources and employment relations (HRER) is accepting applications for the summer 2008 semester. The online master's degree program is centered on the growing challenges of hiring and retaining talented employees, managing complex benefit plans, and staying up-to-date with labor laws and employment relations trends. The HRER degree allows busy human resources professionals to stay employed while earning an education that can advance their careers. Students can choose a concentration that best meets their professional goals: benefits and compensation; employment and labor law; labor and collective bargaining; or staffing, training and development.

The Launch of eMergent Benefit Solutions Delivers Efficient HR Administration Solutions
The Launch of eMergent Benefit Solutions Delivers Efficient HR Administration Solutions with Six Sigma Focus Combining innovative administration and technology solutions with the structured principles of Six Sigma methodologies, eMergent Benefit Solutions (www.emergentbenefits.com) challenges standard thinking to deliver optimal solutions to meet HR strategies and business goals.

Watson Wyatt Introduces VIPitech in the United States
Actuarial Modeling Tool for Life Insurance Industry Already in Demand in Europe, Asia

Health Care Shoppers: Get Wise and Save Up to 30 Percent in 2008 with an FSA
Ceridian details savings employees can realize by taking advantage of flexible spending accounts (FSAs); offers tips for efficiently managing FSAs.

The Office Holiday Party; Career Catapult or Career Killer?
Avoid booze, BlackBerrys and barbequed ribs, advises on-line career site, WallStJobs.com.

The Virtual Online Educational World for HR Professionals
The Virtual Online Educational World for HR Professionals December 12-13th, 2007

Mark Strakowski has joined Buck Consultants
Mark Strakowski has joined Buck Consultants as a Director in the firm's Cincinnati office.

NCOA and Humana Increase Seniors' Access to Benefits
Respected senior organization provides screening service to leading health benefits company

Convergys Helps Clients Gain Strategic Advantage with a New Relationship Management Approach
Leading Relationship Management Provider Applies Consulting Services, Business Analytics, and Technology to Drive Greater Value from Interactions with Customers and Employees

Jones Day Tops 7th Annual BTI Client Service A-Team
Baker & McKenzie, Sullivan & Cromwell, DLA Piper, Alston & Bird Register Big Gains Only 5 Law Firms Return 7 Years in a Row Fortune 1000 Companies Rank Law Firms on Client Service

Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management
Unum’s annual Landscape of Long Term Care looks at sales trends in group market

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