Thought For The Day
: Using Free Services Is Often About Being Cheap
- Europe tackles health worker shortage
The European Commission has called for the establishment of a “health workforce observatory” to assist member states in planning future workforce capacity, training needs and the implementation of technological developments. In a new Green Paper to tackle health staff shortages across Europe, the commission has also suggested developing training courses to encourage the return of mature workers to the health sector, and providing language training to assist in potential mobility.
- Security, benefits and life balance tempt more to public sector
A survey by Hays, the recruitment specialist, of 800 private sector employees registered with it and looking for a new job showed 72 per cent were more likely to consider a public sector job now compared with a year ago.
- Web 2.0 doubles sales growth of recruiters compared to non-users
According to the CedarCrestone 2008–2009 HR Systems Survey, which tracks technology use within the HR industry, more than half of the 800 respondents to its survey are not using or still evaluating Web 2.0 technologies.
- Korn/Ferry Institute Launches Interactive Talent Management Site for Executive Professional Development and Thought Leadership
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- Microblog while you workThough Yehuda is still weighing the pros and cons of microblogs, he says they offer great potential. If microblogs learn to analyze data and create social graphs, they could reveal whom is most in the know, which individuals are creating bridges between departments, and which people are connecting information within their own groups. “Enterprises will see this as a tremendously valuable tool not just for employee collaboration but for gaining really deep insight into human-capital management,” he says.