Archive for January 2011

Mix & Match: Making the Most of Reorgs & Downsizing

With job cuts leveling off, corporations find themselves trying to make sense of those left after the dust has settled. Job descriptions have evolved and been altered to absorb the responsibilities of the employees that were part of any reductions in force. More with less has been the theme of many an organization over the past few years. Now that things are shifting into a steady mode, how do you take the current employees and positions and create a new “normal”? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has some ideas on how to figure that out.

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BrightMove, Inc. Launches BrightMatch Skill Marketing Suite

St. Augustine Beach, FL, December 20 2010 – BrightMove, Inc. (, a leading developer of Recruiting Software for Recruitment Outsourcing (RPO), Staffing and Corporate HR, announces the debut of BrightMove BrightMatch technology. This new feature and tool streamlines the process of matching qualified applicants to potential jobs within thousands or corporate websites in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

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Don't Get Down: Jobs Cuts Have Come to an End

We may have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. In a recent article published by the SHRM, Planned layoffs totaled 32,004 in December 2010, down 34 percent from 48,711 in November 2010. December job cuts were 29 percent lower than the same month a year earlier when 45,094 cuts were announced.

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Resumes: Spot the Good, the Bad & the Liar

In the previous post, I discussed studies and statistics showing the existence of resume fraud in today’s recruiting. To combat these occurrences, let’s look at ways to identify little white lies, exaggerations, and complete fabrications.

Obviously doing pre-employment screening such as background and reference checks are the sure fire ways in which to decrease the probability of getting duped by an potential hire. Though they can be costly, a background check fee will far outweigh the cost of the candidate underperforming and/or turning over. More employers than ever before seem to be conducting these types of screens, being aware of the level of scrutiny necessary to protect themselves.

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Wake Up Call: Managers Stand to Lose Key Talent in 2011

The results of a recent survey by Right Management, a division of Manpower, Inc., may be a depressingly foreshadowing to U.S. employers. According to the poll, 84% of employees that participated in the survey plan to actively pursue other employment options in 2011. This is a significant increase from the 2010 statistic of 60%. Only 5% stated their intent was to remain in their current positions. This is staggering!

The desire for change is credited to employee dissatisfaction and discontent.

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