Thursday, May 29, 2008

UK - Recruitment Difficulties

British businesses still find it difficult to fill job vacancies despite the slowdown in economic growth. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) annual Recruitment, Retention and Turnover Survey no fewer than 86% of organizations are experiencing recruitment difficulties with the majority placing the blame on a national skills deficit.

Recruitment difficulties to continue

Australia/NZ - Psychological Profiling Valued

Recruitment specialist TMS Asia-Pacific recently reminded employers in the tourism and hospitality and tourism sectors of the valuable role psychometric profiles can have in recruitment.

Psychometric Profiling Valued

Thursday, May 22, 2008

UK - CIPD 2009 Moves To Manchester

The CIPD will be relocating its Annual Conference and Exhibition to Manchester Central Convention Complex from 2009. The conference will also be moving from its current September slot to a new slot in November to coincide with the move to Manchester. The dates for the 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be Tuesday 17 November to Thursday 19 November 2009.

CIPD to move Annual Conference and Exhibition to Manchester from 2009

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

USA - Recession is No Obstacle for New Company and Product Launch

During a period when companies are cutting jobs by the thousands may not seem like the best time to launch a new human resources product suite, but FlexPaths, LLC, a provider of Web-based workplace flexibility solutions, has never been more optimistic. After all, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft started their technology companies during recessions. Bad economic times may scare companies and freeze budgets, but companies still need to hold on to their best people and get the work done. That’s why this women-owned dot-com isn’t letting a possible recession deter their entrĂ©e into the marketplace.

Recession is No Obstacle for New Company and Product Launch

Thursday, May 01, 2008

HR And That Elusive Strategic Role

It seems that finally senior managers - some of them, at least - are willing to give HR managers a significant role in strategic decisions. But how many human resource managers know how to fulfill that role? (Updated May 1 2008)

HR And That Elusive Strategic Role