Monthly Archives: December 2010
CallMe! Announces Call Center Hiring Campaign In Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA /PRNewswire/ CallMe!, the leader in Human Capital Management for the Call Center industry, announced today that it is holding open house career fairs beginning Jan. 18th in its Atlanta offices.
CallMe! Chief Executive Officer Chris Bracken noted, “CallMe! is working with several clients in the area to fill great call center jobs. In the last year, our company has grown to be the leader in the call center staffing space, and this hiring campaign reflects our success.”
Specific jobs to be filled include:
– Customer Service Agents& Managers – Collection Agents& Managers – Inside Sales Agents – Tech Support Agents
CallMe! will be hosting open house job fairs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at 1 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 1225, Atlanta, GA 30328.
For more information, please visit us on the web at www.callme.io, view call center jobs at callmejobs.com, or call us at 877-402-2563.
SOURCE CallMe! Staffing, LLC
CONTACT: CallMe! Staffing, LLC, +1-877-402-2563
Web Site: http://www.callmejobs.com
What tech company holds the key to your dream IT job?
eWEEK ranks the 20 best technology companies to work for, according to Glassdoor.com’s “50 Best Places to Work” study.
The Glassdoor list is based on data collected from real employees.
In addition, while companies such as Google, Apple, Saleforce.com and Intel made the cut, many of the other firms are ones that fly under the radar. While the majority of companies on the list are tech, several others include design, traditional engineering, bio-technology, health care and consulting companies with major research and development, IT strategy and technical practices. For purposes of this presentation, the number associated with each company is where companies rank on the Glassdoor list and includes an overall company rating from 0 to 5, with 5 being the highest. Also included are CEOs and their overall approval rating as a percentage from employee reviews.
“Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards recognize stand-out companies that have retained the support and commitment of their employees despite the tough economic climate,” Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman wrote in a statement. “For companies on the list, we typically get positive feedback on the company culture, benefits and open communication practices while we also tend to see high opinions of the chief executive.”
For a complete list of all 50 companies, please check out Glassdoor’s Website: http://www.eweek.com/%5Cwww.glassdoor.com%5CBest-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm
VIEW eWeek’s Top 20 Best list: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Management/Google-Apple-Intel-Among-20-Best-Tech-Companies-to-Work-for-in-2011-467735/
NEW YORK, NY /PRNewswire/ A survey conducted in November/ December by Empsight International, LLC, of 142 Fortune 500 and Large Multinational corporations regarding forecasts of 2011 salary Merit Increases, Bonus Payouts, and Hiring, suggests cautious optimism.
Hiring expectations showed a significant improvement over 2009, with 39% of companies expecting headcount increases of 1% to 5%, and 18% expecting reductions of the same amount. The corresponding figures in last year’s edition of the survey were 21% and 26%. Retail, Professional Services and Technology companies showed the strongest hiring forecasts. The greatest impediments to Hiring were seen as:
– The Broader Economic Outlook (49% of responses)
– Level of Demand for Company Products and Services (36% of responses)
– Government Regulations (8% of responses)
– Health Care Costs (7% of responses)
“While there is an active societal debate on Health Care, this survey shows economic fundamentals are a more significant driver of hiring decisions,” stated Vincent McHugh, Managing Director of Empsight International, LLC.
Survey numbers, which are detailed in the link below, show salary Merit Budgets forecasted at 3.0% at Median, compared to 2.6% in the same survey in 2009. The number of companies planning Merit increases was 98% of the total compared with 94% in last year’s edition of the survey. Of the 11 Industry group breakouts, the Oil/Gas/Services industry group recorded the highest Average Merit Increase, at 3.24%, while the Insurance industry the lowest at 2.37%.
78% of companies expect to pay Annual Cash Bonuses at the same or higher levels than last year, with 27%, at the executive level, expecting payouts Somewhat or Significantly Higher. 90% of companies expected their Long Term Incentive awards to be About the Same or Somewhat Higher.
Employee Retention, Employee Morale, Cost of Benefits, Compensation Competitiveness, and Managerial Skill Levels continue to register as Somewhat to Very Significant Concerns for companies. These factors will increase in importance if there is significant growth in the economy.
The survey was conducted between November 18 – December 8, 2010 by Empsight International, LLC a compensation survey and consulting firm focused on Fortune 500 and large multi-national companies.
Full survey results available for download at http://www.empsight.com/spotsurveyresults.
Note to media:
Vincent McHugh email@example.com (212-537-0187), and Jeremy Feinstein firstname.lastname@example.org (212-683-7745), Managing Directors of Empsight International, are available for interviews.
Empsight International, LLC is a human resource consulting firm which helps employers make better decisions about their investment in people. Our primary focus is on conducting compensation surveys in niche markets (Law, Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Compliance, Audit, Risk, Security, HR, and Executive Administrative Support), domestically and internationally. Our surveys are seen as definitive data reference sources in markets where such information is critical to maintaining competitiveness. Our clients are, predominantly, leading multinational corporations. Our Principals and staff have significant experience in consulting on compensation, organizational and human resource issues across multiple industry sectors.
For information about Empsight please visit http://www.empsight.com/.
SOURCE Empsight International, LLC
Web Site: http://www.empsight.com
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK /PRNewswire/ While leading economists expect the economy and job market to steadily improve through 2011, many employers and their employees are struggling to stay afloat under the weight of increasingly heavier workloads and high stress loads.
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Express Employment Professionals, one of the world’s largest staffing firms with more than 550 locations in four countries, recently surveyed 9,340 current and former clients on stress levels at work. Results revealed that 36 percent of workers feel “very high” or “overwhelming” stress at work, and 49 percent say their current work stress has increased since last year. Additionally, 68 percent of workers state their current workloads have increased.
“I can’t say we’re surprised by the results,” said Robert A. Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. “Coming out of the recession, employers are hesitant to hire full-time workers due to uncertainty of new banking, tax and health care regulations. As a result, staff members are working double-time in an attempt to keep up. But they are also in danger of burn out in a time when their employers need them most.”
The survey also found that employees of small businesses (1-50 employees) are feeling the greatest level of stress, compared to medium (51-499 employees) and large businesses (500 or more employees).
Despite the struggling job market and overstressed workforce, however, Express remains optimistic about the coming year. According to a national hiring trends study conducted by the company, which surveyed 15,070 respondents, 29 percent plan to hire for commercial positions, 19 percent plan to add administrative jobs and 12 percent have plans to hire for engineering positions. Overall, Express franchise owners are reporting a 47 percent surge in hiring in 2010, and the company has found jobs for 290,000 people since January. Companies using staffing firms for recruiting and filling current and former clients, commercial, administrative and engineering positions will likely see increases in the first quarter of 2011. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers placed by temporary staffing agencies overall has risen, with 404,000 jobs added since September 2009.
“Companies across the country continue to rely on staffing firms to recruit and fill positions in a variety of professional, commercial and administrative jobs,” Funk said. “Though we’re still seeing hesitancy from employers when it comes to hiring full-time staff, it is without question that companies have work that needs to be done. Many are turning to a flexible staff to meet their needs and ease the stress on existing workers.”
Express Employment Professionals offers a full range of employment solutions, including evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources. With over 550 offices in four countries, Express is committed to the vision of helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. For more information, visit www.expresspros.com.
SOURCE Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals
CONTACT: Christine Picchietti, Sanderson & Associates, Ltd., +1-312-829-4350, email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.expresspros.com
The ‘Job Offers Rising as Economy Warms Up’ article from the Wall Street Journal linked below has some good numbers and interesting perspectives (no, no one is sure what it all means).
HOWEVER, the article has a consistent theme: education matters. Being tech-friendly and having higher skills matters.
Those areas that are trending towards job growth generally require a four year degree and recent experience functioning at a high level of expertise.
College students being recruited are at the upper end of their classes.
The 2011 Defense authorization bill now being considered by the Senate would allow the Pentagon to create a way to speed up security clearance investigations for disabled service members or their spouses applying for civilian jobs.
The bill would also allow the Defense Department to speed up background investigations for current employees, service members and contractors who need clearances because they are working on sensitive national security issues. The bill does not spell out what that expedited investigation process should look like.
DoD Washington Headquarter Service http://www.whs.mil/ and FederalTimes http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20101220/DEPARTMENTS01/12200305/
College Campus Recruiting Trends 2010-2011
Michigan State University (MSU) released its 40th annual college hiring study on November 19th at the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers’ Trends conference in Chicago.
You can download a PDF copy at: http://www.ceri.msu.edu/recruiting-trends-2010-2011/
Despite the gloomy national labor market situation, MSU believes that the college segment of the market is poised to rebound this year. While overall hiring across all degrees is expected to increase 3%, hiring at the Bachelor’s level is expected to surge by 10% according to the 4,600 employers who responded to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends 2010-2011 survey. Led by upturns in hiring in manufacturing, professional and scientific services, the federal government, and large commercial banks, the Bachelor’s market will enjoy its first expansion in two years.
The MBA market, which is also awakening, paints a very different picture. An equal number of employers are decreasing as are increasing their hiring. Fortunately, employers who are expanding their MBA workforce more than offset the cuts being made by other companies. This market segment will remain tight as the supply of graduating MBA students is high.
Nearly 40% of employers indicate that they will seek candidates from across all majors, focusing more on the skills and abilities needed in the organization than the academic discipline.
Salaries have dropped precipitously in the last two years, from $46,500 in 2008-2009 (at the Bachelor’s level) to $36,866 this year, a decline of almost $10,000. This drop cannot be taken at face value because there are several possible factors at play. Since the 2008-2009 Recruiting Trends study, the sample size has grown exponentially, creating a new baseline for salary information. The decline in the reported average is influenced by the volume of small, mid-sized and non-profit organizations that traditionally have more modest salary offers. The lack of a stronger up-ward movement in engineering recruiting also may have had an effect. Still, it is apparent that salaries have stagnated during the last two years.