Friday, March 26, 2010
Recruitment Process Outsourcing Featured in Reality Series
A prominent recruitment process outsourcing
company is the focal point of a new reality series.
The Outsourcing Institute recently released the eighth and final episode of The Transaction
, a reality series that chronicles the sales process in the outsourcing industry. The episode features Pinstripe, Inc., a privately-held HR firm and RPO provider
, that was recently selected by Eastman Kodak.
"With The Transaction, The Outsourcing Institute has given viewers a unique perspective
into the RPO selection process of a Fortune 500 buyer team," Frank Casale, founder and CEO of The Outsourcing Institute, said. "This video series, the world's first ever reality series for the outsourcing industry, documents the process of an actual outsourcing engagement from concept, to vendor selection, to contract signing, and gives our audience that proverbial 'fly on the wall' view of what goes on behind the scenes."
The Outsourcing Institute is a vendor-neutral professional association dedicated solely to outsourcing. The organization has been recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, outsourcing practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.
The series is based on an initiative to combine Kodak contract labor services with recruitment and staffing into one large global outsourcing project. It highlights the search to find a single solution provider with the global capabilities for all related services.
"Pinstripe's unique and innovative approach to talent acquisition solutions and services was a primary factor behind our decision," Elizabeth Petro, director of talent acquisition and strategy development at Global Shared Services for Kodak, said. "Pinstripe demonstrated they have a winning blend of sophisticated technology and advanced recruitment techniques. That combination will create efficiencies, decrease our administrative costs and improve the quality and speed of hiring the best talent."
The Transaction has been widely acknowledged by buyers and providers of outsourcing services for both its production quality and innovative nature. The series, which was provided to the OI network, delivers a depth of information and insight into "what it takes to win."
"It was a pleasure to be involved with this behind-the-scenes look at what buyers are really looking for in their RPO providers," Pinstripe CEO Sue Marks said. "The outcome was a validation of our philosophy that being pro-active, prepared and paying close attention to detail is appreciated by companies seeking a provider who understands their needs and will best serve their business objectives."
Labels: Recruitment process outsourcing
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tucson Government Jobs See Smallest Yearly Decline
While only two industry were able to see a yearly increase in employment, Tucson government jobs
saw the smallest annual decline at the beginning of this year.
Although Tucson's January unemployment rate has not yet been released, the unemployment rate in Arizona as a whole remained even at 9.2 percent, keeping it below the national rate of 9.7 percent. Tucson
had an unemployment rate of 8 percent during December 2009.
The city had a total non-farm employment of 354,600 workers during January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is down from 362,100 workers during December and a 4.1 percent decrease from last year.
No industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment. However, employment in the mining and logging industry remained even over the month and year with 1,800 jobs. Only two industries saw a yearly increase in employment.
The financial activities industry saw the biggest increase, employing 17,600 workers during January, down from 17,700 workers during December, but a 4.1 percent increase from January 2009.
That was followed by the education
and health services industry, which employed 59,000 workers during January, down from 59,300 workers during December, but a 1 percent increase from last year.
The construction industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry employed 14,400 workers during January, down from 14,900 workers during December and a 23 percent decrease from January 2009.
The government industry saw the smallest yearly job loss. The industry employed 77,600 workers during January, down from 80,000 workers during December and a 2.5 percent decrease from last year.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- manufacturing by 6.2 percent
- trade, transportation and utilities by 5.9 percent
- information by 11.8 percent
- professional and business services by 4.9 percent
- leisure and hospitality by 3.1 percent
- other services by 5.4 percent
Labels: Tucson government jobs
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
More Jobs in Fort Lauderdale Lost
More jobs in Fort Lauderdale
were lost at the beginning of this year.
Although the area's January unemployment rate has not yet been released, Florida's rate as a whole increased from 11.7 percent to 11.9 percent, which is higher than the national rate of 9.7 percent. Fort Lauderdale
had an unemployment rate of 10 percent during December 2009.
The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach area had a total non-farm employment of 697,000 workers during January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is down from 708,400 workers during December and a 4.5 percent decrease from last year.
No industries managed to add jobs on a monthly basis. Employment in the government industry remained even over the month with 101,800 workers. Only one industry saw a yearly increase in employment.
The education and health services
industry employed 94,200 workers during January, which is down from 94,700 workers during December, but a 1.8 percent increase from January 2009.
The construction industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry employed 32,300 workers during January, down from 33,400 workers during December and a 23.1 percent decrease from last year.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- manufacturing by 12.6 percent
- trade, transportation and utilities by 4.5 percent
- information by 12.2 percent
- financial activities by 7.3 percent
- professional and business services by 3.1 percent
- leisure and hospitality by 3.6 percent
- other services by 1.3 percent
- government by 1 percent
Labels: Jobs in Fort Lauderdale
Friday, March 5, 2010
Jobs in Pittsburgh PA Benefit from New Service Law
Those with service jobs in Pittsburgh PA
will never again have to worry whether or not they're receiving the going pay rate.
A citywide policy aimed at creating jobs that pay prevailing wages to service workers employed at city-subsidized developments has become law. The law requires developers that receive subsidies or other tax-incentives to pay the private-sector going rate to building service, food service, hotel and grocery workers.
"The law ensures Pittsburgh
families will see more of their tax-dollars go toward creating good jobs," 32BJ SEIU
President Mike Fishman said. "Cities around the country should get out of the business of creating poverty jobs."
During the past few years, some individual projects have required that prevailing wages be paid to workers in permanent jobs at subsidized developments, but no comprehensive citywide policies had been implemented.
While the Davis-Bacon Act
requires that prevailing wages be paid to construction
employees working on projects where federal dollars are used, no comparable federal requirements exist for permanent service jobs created at those same sites.
"Low-wage jobs in the service industry are keeping our families in poverty," Gabe Morgan, Western Pennsylvania director of 32BJ SEIU, said. "Developers should not benefit from tax breaks unless their plans include good jobs for our city's working families."
The new law also requires that city contractors pay prevailing wages to their workers. This places Pittsburgh among more than 140 cities that have set wage standards for their contracting programs, according to the National Employment Law Project
Labels: Jobs in Pittsburgh PA
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