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Pearson Performance Solutions Recognized as a Patriotic Employer
ESGR awards Pearson Performance Solutions the “Patriot Award” for supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.

Sheetz, Inc. Delivers Convenience for its Managers with Deploy Solutions Enterprise Talent Suite(TM)
Sheetz, Inc. is a self-proclaimed "mecca for people on the go," with 329 retail locations, featuring made-to-order quick-service restaurants and espresso bars in addition to their retail operations.

Employers Need to Prepare Now for 2007 Spring Internships
Internship Programs Offer Untapped Productivity to Employers, While Helping Students Prepare for the Workforce

Executive Summary: Substance Abuse
Substance abuse costs U.S. business in a variety of direct and indirect ways.

Executive Summary:Flexible Work Arrangements
Flexibility has become a watchword for both employers and employees in today's demanding and fast-changing business environment.

CareerBeam Delivers First Mover Advantage to Job Seekers through Its Integration with TrueAdvantage
Job seekers gain competitive advantage through early identification and delivery of qualified job leads

CareerTours, has developed "Frictionless Recruiting"
This innovative process will enable an organization to display its culture through a variety of virtual and onsite tours, utilizing the power of word-of-mouth marketing.

Executive Summary: Talent Management
Issues relating to talent management are among the primary concerns of U.S. HR executives, found a 2005 survey of 123 U.S. HR executives conducted by Deloitte Research, and understandably so.

Executive Summary:Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment is resurfacing on the HR agenda, although organizations are being more strategic about the most effective use of limited dollars. The use of splashy display print advertisements has diminished as firms seek a better candidate fit through online means, targeted recruiting and in-house sources.

JobsWorkCareers.com Job Board Provides Employers With A Free Applicant Tracking System
JobsWorkCareers.com Job Board provides employers in the USA, Canada and worldwide with a free Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to help match employers with individuals looking for career opportunities. The ATS is provided to all employers at no cost when they sign up for a free membership with JobsWorkCareers.com.

Vurv Adds Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Vice President of Human Resources
Former Dell and Best Buy Executives Join Leading Talent Management Company to Propel Company’s Global Expansion

HRsmart Joins Monster’s HR Alliance Program
Integrates Real-Time Posting, Shared Apply And Resume Search Into ATS

Verifications, Inc. Announces New National Sexual Offender Search
New product helps employers identify sex offenders

TempWorks Software Chosen as Business Management Software Partner by Link Staffing Services
Nation-Wide Staffing Provider, Link Staffing Services, Elects TempWorks for its Software Suite of Solutions

Executive Summary: Customer Focus
Companies appear to agree that customers are playing an ever-expanding role in business success. Yet, when pushed to evaluate how well they are exhibiting customer focus, many admit they're not doing so to the extent that they should.

Executive Summary: Managing a Global Workforce
Globalization is a fact of life for forward-looking companies, one that will likely transform business for decades to come. Firms entering the global sphere are caught up in high-stakes foreign investment and face fierce competition for low-cost labor amid worldwide economic and market forces. As they revamp their workforce management strategies, leaders in business recognize that they must adopt a global mindset to remain competitive in the world's marketplace.

Kronos(R) Given ''Strong Positive'' Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's Retail MarketScope Report
Receives highest possible rating in time and labor report

Recruiting Assessments Result in Higher Retention Rates, According to Harcourt Assessments Report
Employee retention begins with screening candidates’ abilities, work styles and skills.

Bullhorn Adds Staffing and Recruiting Software Customers, Expands Presence In California
76 % increase in customers supported by new regional sales office, partnerships with local staffing and recruiting industry associations.

CyberShift Inducted into New Jersey Technology Council’s Hall of Fame
CyberShift honored at New Jersey Technology Council’s 10th Annual Awards Gala

Executive Summary: Workforce Technology
As if they were some sort of evolving nervous system for organizations, HR information technologies continue to become more sophisticated and integrated into a variety of HR management duties. This evolution doesn't always go smoothly, as organizations struggle with everything from budget overruns to system incompatibilities, but HR technologies do seem to be gaining greater capabilities every year.

Executive Summary:Quality Management
In this era of globalization, the call for effective quality management is becoming considerably more urgent than it was a quarter of a century ago. Back then, U.S. car manufacturers were just beginning to understand that the quality-control and continuous-improvement strategies of W. Edwards Deming had transformed Japanese companies into formidable competitors.

Executive Summary:Productivity
The spectacular growth in U.S. productivity experienced in 2002 and 2003 proved hard to maintain in the first three quarters of 2004.

Executive Summary:Offshoring
The practice of moving jobs out of the U.S. to cut costs has undergone transition, moving from a little-used, unheard-of strategy to a much-debated topic of cable news shows, even becoming a focal point of a U.S. presidential election. The single term "outsourcing" has birthed the more accurate "offshoring," with variations such as "nearshoring," "homeshoring" and "insourcing" now part of the corporate vernacular.

Executive Summary: Mergers and Acquisitions
After several years of declining activity, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are making a comeback in the United States. Yet recent research suggests that many firms are not as prepared as they should be to manage HR issues related to mergers or to involve HR early in the due diligence process.

Unique Medical Career Site Offer More Than Simple Job Search
BioHealthRx.com Provides a Single Resource for Biotechnology, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Professionals

Civilian Jobs And Sales Careers Highlight Bradley-Morris' Jan/Feb.Hiring Conferences for Ex-Military
Host cities for ex-military seeking civilian jobs include Norfolk, VA; San Diego, CA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Charlotte, NC.

"A Split-Fee Is Better Than No Fee"
An announcement of the launch of a new service for recruitment agencies which allows them to offer unfulfilled vacancies to other agencies and split the recruitment fee.

Monster Expands HR Alliance Program with Six New Members
Job Wrapping and Consultant Services Now Available Through New Certified Alliances

Human Capital Institute Announces Pre-Summit Golf Tournament to Support Selamta Project in Ethiopia
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that its second annual National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Phoenix March 19-21, will feature a Pre-Summit Benefit Golf Tournament on March 18 to support expansion of the Human Capital Foundation's Selamta Project in Ethiopia.

PeopleScout Honored with Prestigious Recruiting and Staffing Award
Proving that recruiting is a business issue, not just an HR issue, earns PeopleScout its second industry award in 2006

Executive Summary: The Evolving HR Function
Changes on the surface of HR don't begin to reveal the complexity of what's going on behind the scenes.

Just The Facts, Please
Fact-based hiring does exactly what Joe Friday did—but instead of revealing “whodunit” it reveals the best candidate for the job. Fact-based hiring means assembling every piece of you need in order to know if an applicant is suitable for the job.

Diversity at Its Finest
There are some environs that accentuate the need for balance. They seem to emphasize their lack of diversity, writes Yvonne LaRose.

End Of Year An Ideal Time To Perform A Thorough Career Check-Up
The end of year is a great time to perform a thorough Career Check-Up to assess how well your career is progressing, according to Right Management.

Younger Employees Want More - Connection That Is
When it comes to the workplace, younger employees crave more feedback, access to managers and social interaction than their older counterparts, according to a new survey by Hudson.

New Year’s Resolutions for Staffing Success: Better Retention Programs and Improved Applicant Tracki
Survey reveals talent shortage has companies looking to improve both retention programs and applicant tracking systems to improve staffing success

MONSTER ADDS PAYPAL FUNCITIONALITY FOR ONLINE RECRUITING SERVICES
Monster®, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), and PayPal, today announced PayPal will be available as a payment method on Monster’s eCommerce site.

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
Enjoy this complete review of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything.

SuccessFactors and Palladium Group Partner to Help Companies Create a High-Performance Workforce
SuccessFactors’ industry-leading, on-demand performance and talent management technology combined with the world renowned Balanced Scorecard methodology for aligning and executing human capital.

New Job Search Technique Sparks Speedy Results
Career experts Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, co-authors of Cover Letter Magic, believe next-generation job search letters are a key technique to winning interviews and zipping through the transition from one job to the next. Different from standard cover letters, next-generation letters, such as career-branding letters and reconnecting letters, are not intended to land interviews. Instead, job seekers use these types of letters to build connections with potential employers, network contacts and referrals.

New Clients Cite NexVue’s Service Excellence, Industry Knowledge, Technical Expertise
Cambridge Who’s Who, Cogenics/PGxHealth and TAG Aviation Name NexVue Information Systems as Finance, Accounting and Project Management Solutions Partner

TalentPen and Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Connect Diverse Candidates
Recruiting system matches hundreds of outstanding African-American students with Fortune 500 businesses to fill key management positions.

Human Capital Institute Holds Talent Summit in Johannesburg
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies announced today that its first talent summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, held November 9-10, had a capacity crowd of about 200 people. The event met with a high level of audience participation and enthusiasm, with 92 percent of attending delegates providing highly positive post-event feedback.

Nikon Precision Improves TalentManagement Processes with Ultimate Software's Intersourcing
Ultimate Software(Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading provider of end-to-end strategic humanresources, payroll, and talent management solutions, announced todaythat Nikon Precision Incorporated has improved its talent managementprocesses since implementing Ultimate Software's UltiPro through thehosted service model, Intersourcing.

Finisar Corporation Selects trovix recruIT™TO automate recruiting INITIATIVES
Award-Winning Solution Improves Workflow, Candidate Communications and Time-To-Hire

Are you a recruiter or an HR professional involved in the candidate sourcing and recruiting process?
You just spent a lot of money to post a job on a major job board. After you post the job, you do a quick search on the website to see your ad. Great, there it is at or near the top of the search results page.

Center for Talent Retention Announces Strategic Partnership with Pilat Europe Limited
Center for Talent Retention announces strategic partnership with Pilat Europe Limited to distribute Engagement & Retention best practice tools and solutions in the UK.

Turbulent Environment Causes Shock and Disruption in Organizations
Agility and resilience key to successfully managing through change.

AEDON STAFFING JOINS SHIFTWISE AFFILIATE VENDOR PROGRAM
ADOPTS SHIFTWISE SERVICE FOR STAFFING MANAGEMENT Healthcare Staffing Leader Selects Industry-Standard Supplemental Staffing Management System to Reduce Administrative Costs for Both Its External Customers and Parent Company

Web2Corp (WBTO) to Launch Video Job Matching Service, JobMatchPro.com
Video resume service will offer employers, job searchers new innovative way to meet, interview online.

Bullhorn Releases Research Detailing the Impact of Synchronizing Sales
Leading firms use integrated solutions to drive recruiting and sales efficiencies for competitive advantage.

Taleo Announces Availability of Taleo Business Edition 7.5 E-Recruiting Solution
Extends talent management leadership position leveraging leading edge technologies forsmall and mid sized businesses

Measuring Recruits’ Abilities, Work Styles and Skills Ensures a Successful Hire
Employers that use varied assessment approach achieve higher retention rates, says Harcourt Assessments research paper

BrightMove 2.4 Offers HR and Staffing Professionals an Easy Way to Comply with New OFCCP Laws
BrightMove version 2.4 was created especially for HR and Staffing Professionals that are looking for an Applicant Tracking System that will make OFCCP compliance easy and automatic. It also targets companies that need an ATS that can be customized to reflect their unique terminology and processes. Searchable user-defined fields, OFCCP Compliance, Screen Filters, and naming Preferences mark the latest release of the BrightMove Applicant Tracking System.

ADP NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT SHOWS UNITED STATES ADDED 158,000 PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS IN NOVEMBER
ADP Report Provides Unique Measure of Employment Based on Actual Payroll Data

Peter Cappelli to Give Talent Keynote Address at Human Capital Institute's 2007 Summit
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Dr. Peter Cappelli, Wharton professor, acclaimed author, and human capital thought leader, will be a keynote speaker at HCI's second annual National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Phoenix March 19-21.

Universum Completes Acquisition of WetFeet, Inc.
Universum Completes Acquisition of WetFeet, Inc. Combined company will help top employers attract, recruit, and retain talent through a global product portfolio including research, consulting, media solutions, software and online career communities.

Leading Analyst Firm Positions Kenexa in e-Recruitment Software Leaders Quadrant
Two Products in Leaders Quadrant Due to Recent Acquisition of BrassRing

GetTheJob.com, the First Employer Only Pay-per-click Job Site, Helps Small and Mid Size Companies
Companies can use GetTheJob.com's pay-per-click advertising program to gain maximim exposure for their job openings.

Vendor Management Standards Committee Formed to Promote Contingent Workforce Industry Best Practices
The Human Capital Institute and a coalition of seven leading contingent workforce industry vendors announced today the formation of the Vendor Management Standards Committee. Advancing best practices and benchmarks for clients, COMSYS, Beeline, Allegis Group Services, The Bartech Group, Comensura, MyBizOffice and ProcureStaff joined forces with the Human Capital Institute to develop and publish best practices and industry standards focusing on vendor management.

Hersha Hospitality Management Selects ERC’s Selectech® Workforce Management Recruiting Solution
ERC Dataplus, Inc., a leading provider of recruiting software solutions, announced today that Hersha Hospitality Management, LP, one of the country’s most successful managers of hotel properties, has selected its Selectech Workforce Management System to support their recruiting and employee selection process. In addition, ERC will also implement its ARGOS® Multirater Performance System for use with Hersha’s existing employees.

New Year begins with immediate results, not resolutions.
Effective Leaders Strategize Now

Worker Confidence Increases Significantly in November: Hudson Employment IndexSM Rises
The Hudson Employment IndexSM gained nearly four points in November, climbing from 101.4 in October to 105.3. more than five points higher than last November.

iCIMS Positioned in Industry Analyst Firm’s E-Recruitment Software 2006Research Report
Selection Criteria Included Overall Viability, Customer Experience and Market Understanding

Harvard Business School Publishing Announces Harvard ManageMentor® PLUS, Version 5
Two New Topics Focus on Fostering Diversity and Improving Business Processes

Your Corporate Website (and Biggest Missed Opportunity)
Job searching via the Internet is already a major use for the medium and will only grow in popularity. That said, there’s no underestimating the importance of your having a strong online recruitment strateg, writes Matthew Adam.

How Can Good Workers Be Bad?
“Personal chemistry” is a harder thing to evaluate, wites Markku Kauppinen.

One Last Time
So, last week we posted the results of our staffing poll Considering Leaving. Since then, the responses are double, but the graph looks about the same.

Todays Staffing Partners with Education Program to Provide Discounts
Candidates working with Todays Staffing to receive discounts on university and college certificate programs.

VALUE OF EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION GRANTS DECLINES SHARPLY, WATSON WYATT FINDS
The value of stock option grants at the largest U.S. corporations fell significantly in 2005, as companies cut back on the number of options granted and the number of employees receiving them, according to a recent study by Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading global consulting firm.

One Student to Receive $500 USD Toward Tuition and Fees
JOURNYX ANNOUNCES THE 2007 EXCELLENCE IN PROJECT ACCOUNTING PHILOSOPHY ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

This Holiday Season, Lose a Few Kilos and Still Drink All the Eggnog You Want
The holiday season is supposed to be about peace, joy and goodwill but for many Canadians, it is expensive, stressful and generates huge amounts of pre and post Boxing Day waste.

HRPAO survey finds companies support the end of mandatory retirement
New law to take effect December 12, 2006 in Ontario

Hire A Hero Fundraiser Gives Veterans a Chance at a Good Job
When men and women join the United States Armed Forces, they make a promise.

Web-based Reference Checking Provider Poised For Growth
With a solid subscriber base, alignment with strategic partners and streamlined operations, the current CEO of SkillSurvey announces a successor

Record Number of TempWorks Software Clients Upgrade in 2006
The latest software upgrade provides complete integration with the new suite of high demand fx Web Services, rendering 2006 as the year with the largest number of system upgrades in TempWorks history.

TALEO POSITIONED IN LEADERS QUADRANTIN LEADING ANALYST FIRM’S E-RECRUITMENT SOFTWARE MAGIC QUADRANT
Report highlights Taleo’s completeness of vision and strong ability to execute

Innovative Executive Placement Firm Announces New Hiprofile Advisor Blog
HiProFile LLC announces the creation of the HiProFile Advisor Blog, a series of articles of interest to the Senior Executive.

Successful Job Hunting Cover Letter Weapon Released
Jimmy Sweeney criticizes the hype that most career advisers give to the importance of resumes and instead preaches putting the focus on the cover letter.. Indeed it is true that resumes are important documents that are standard requirements for job applications, but they are not at all what would make an applicant stand out, he explains.

Right Management Completes AcquisitionOf Grow Talent Consulting Firm In India
Right Management has completed the acquisition of Grow Talent Company Limited, an organizational and individual consulting firm with offices in Gurguan (New Delhi), Mumbai, and Bangalore, India, effective today.

Record Number of TempWorks Software Clients Upgrade in 2006
The latest software upgrade provides complete integration with the new suite of high demand fx Web Services, rendering 2006 as the year with the largest number of system upgrades in TempWorks history.

Kronos(R) to Participate in Credit Suisse Software Conference
Kronos(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Mark Julien and Director of Investor Relations Mindy Kohl will meet with investors at the Credit Suisse Small/Mid Cap Software Conference being held on Dec. 13-14 in Boston.

Web-based Reference Checking Provider Poised for Growth
With a solid subscriber base, alignment with strategic partners and streamlined operations, the current CEO of SkillSurvey, the leading provided of web-based reference checking technology, announces a successor.

Speed Hiring -- HiTech Career Fairs are Back with a Twist
CareerDoor Inc.'s innovative next generation HiTech Career Fairs launched successfully in Toronto. HiTech Career Fairs are back with a twist.

IT Recruitment Experts for the Financial and Investment Sectors Stride into The Sunday Times
Technology recruitment specialists within the financial and investment management sector, Cornwallis Elt, are celebrating entry into The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list for Britain's fastest growing private companies and entrepreneurs. Making the list for the first time at number 48 recognises the company's exceptional success and performance.

Ultimate Software Earns PrestigiousSupport Center Practices Certification for 8th Consecutive Year
Ultimate Software(Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading provider of end-to-end strategic humanresources, payroll, and talent management solutions, announced todaythat Ultimate Software's support center has achieved its eighthconsecutive certification from the Support Center Practices (SCP)certification program.

REELZCHANNEL™ NAMES DAVID ANDERSON AS VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
ReelzChannel™, the only cable/satellite TV network and broadband Web site dedicated to “Everything about Movies - 24/7,” has named David Anderson as vice president, human resources, based in Los Angeles. In this position, Anderson will be responsible for ReelzChannel’s human resources department, including recruiting, training/development and general administration/compliance.

CareerDoor Inc. proves that Career Fairs for HiTech Professionals work and work well.
CareerDoor's events offer employers a highly targeted recruitment opportunity and access to a highly innovative speed-dating like interview service, while providing candidates with more than a job search opportunity through their inclusion of educational, training and community building networking opportunities.

Cytiva Releases New Analytics Dashboard for SonicRecruit
New visual interface gives clients easy access to key recruiting metrics.

ASSESSMENT COMPANY -- ACT, INC. -- TURNS TO CONFIDENCE-BASED LEARNING™
Program Will Ensure That Test Administrators Master Test Administration Requirements and Procedures

Vendor Management Standards Committee Formed to Promote Contingent Workforce Industry Best Practices
The Human Capital Institute and a coalition of seven leading contingent workforce industry vendors announced today the formation of the Vendor Management Standards Committee.

The Institute for Corporate Productivity announced the 35th Annual Issues Management Conference
The event, which will be held February 7th-9th, 2007, at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to non-members and industry solutions providers for the first time ever in celebration of the organization's transition from HRI to i4cp.

Online Advertised Job Vacancies Dip in November, The Conference Board Reports Today
Labor demand dips in 39 out of 50 states and across most major metropolitan areas Job demand is strongest in Management and Business/Financial occupations

Center for Talent Retention reduced GoodLife’s new hire sales workforce turnover by more than 40%!
Employee turnover in fitness clubs is typically similar to the extremely high turnover experienced in the retail and hospitality industries. “In some ways high turnover was accepted as an undesirable cost of doing business” says Dave McLean, former Chief People Officer of GoodLife Fitness.

The Institute for Corporate Productivity announced details on the 35th Annual Issues Mgmnt Conf.
The event, which will be held February 7th-9th, 2007, at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to non-members and industry solutions providers for the first time ever in celebration of the organization's transition from HRI to i4cp.

Leading Authority on Human Resource Marketing Trends Prepares for New Report
HRmarketer, the #1 Internet marketing and media visibility service for companies selling to human resource departments and/or targeting employee benefit brokers and consultants, has begun gathering responses to its Marketing Trends Survey. HRmarketer is asking HR supplier marketing professionals to join the respondents of this final quarterly study in 2006.

Senior Executives at VISTA Staffing Solutions Take on New Titles and Responsibilities
VISTA Staffing Solutions, a leading provider of temporary physician staffing and permanent physician search services, announced the promotion of two key executives. Katie Abby, an expert with more than 21 years in the temporary physician or locum tenens industry, will serve as president. Clarke Shaw, a 16-year veteran within the industry will serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Abby and Clarke co-founded VISTA in 1990, along with Mark Brouse, CEO.

ASSESSMENT COMPANY -- ACT, INC. -- TURNS TO CONFIDENCE-BASED LEARNING™
Program Will Ensure That Test Administrators Master Test Administration Requirements and Procedures

CyberShift and Necho’s First Combined Client Conference Exceeds Plans
Dynamic Forum Allows Conference Attendees to Collaborate and Learn More About CyberShift and Necho’s Leading-Edge Workforce and Expense Management Solutions

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