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Jan 19,2007
Thirty-six percent say they are motivated to leave by better pay or career advancement opportunities Eighteen percent of government workers say they are dissatisfied with their jobs, and 20 percent plan to leave their current positions by the end of 2007, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey. Thirty-six percent say better pay and/or career advancement opportunities will be their primary motivations for leaving. The survey, "Job forecast 2007 - Government," was conducted from November 17 ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
U.S. Government Security Mandates Heighten Workforce Professionalism and Preparedness, Analyst Study Finds The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, the non- profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, today announced the U.S. government- specific results of the third annual Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by global analyst firm IDC and sponsored by (ISC)2. According to the report, the U.S. government's efforts to improve its overall security posture ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Taleo Research Study Finds Majority of Top 100 Retailers Now Use Website for Hourly Jobs Recruiting Taleo Research, the talent management research division of Taleo, this week released findings from a survey of the Top 100 Retailers' hourly recruiting methodologies. The maturity of the Internet and staffing management technologies, combined with an understanding of the value creation potential from improved hiring practices create a compelling scenario for examining -- and improving -- the methods for ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced the appointment of Kaj Juul-Pedersen to its Board of Directors and to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as well as the Organization and Compensation Committee. Mr. Juul-Pedersen is president of Sitella, an international consulting firm based in Denmark. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon named David Lechner as the company’s new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Lechner will direct the Oregon group sales activities. Lechner adds a broad range of experience in the health-care industry to the existing statewide sales force. Most recently, Lechner led sales efforts at CIGNA HealthCare in Richmond, Virginia, and previously directed national sales at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Cleveland, Ohio. “David’s broad industry knowledge and ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Patient anxiety. There are books devoted to it. Web sites. There’s even “White Coat Syndrome,” which causes a patient to have high blood pressure and other symptoms only in the doctor's office. The fact is when it comes to visiting the doctor, anxiety-induced symptoms can range from mild fear to a full-blown clinical phobia. Is it the medicinal smell? The stark white walls? The long wait? A bad previous experience? Perhaps it’s the fear of ... [full story]
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Dec 29,2006
How is it that some managers are able to inspire top performances from their employees while others can barely extract an honest day’s work from the people who report to them? The secret is out. According to a new survey by leading staffing company Kelly Services, an overwhelming majority of American employees want to work hard because their bosses are nice to them. As part of the Kelly Global Workforce Index, 4,000 Americans were asked ... [full story]
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Dec 12,2006
Sarah Laufer has recently joined Peterkin & Associates, Attorneys at Law in Bend, Oregon. Laufer specializes in environmental and real estate law. An Oregon native, Laufer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, then graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, focusing on real estate and property law. Former President of the Environmental Law Society at Seattle University School of Law, Laufer also worked for the ... [full story]
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Dec 08,2006
What makes a potential candidate stand out from the others in the room? Is it how they’re dressed, the technical skills they have to offer, the advanced degree they’ve earned or how they carry themselves in a group setting? In the business environment, a new skill set is emerging. These skills can ultimately determine how successful a candidate will be in the workplace. Even the most qualified candidate in the bunch may not get the ... [full story]
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Dec 08,2006
A study has led re­search­ers to spec­u­late that career suc­cess may be part­ly ge­ne­tic.The sup­po­si­tion rests in part­i­cu­lar on two new find­ings, the in­ves­ti­ga­tors said: that will­ing­ness both to take risks and to trust fel­low hu­mans seem in­her­it­ed. Since as­tute judg­ment in both are­nas are cru­cial to suc­cess in busi­ness and a range of oth­er fields, that it­self might be he­red­i­tary, they rea­soned. The re­search­ers ad­mit­ted that cir­cum­stances al­so give rich kids a leg up, but ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Winning Over Anger and Violence has elected Alicia Mehlis, to the Board of Directors. She has been a teacher and principal in Southern California schools. She has served as a fundraiser and committee member for many community and professional organizations. As a member-at-large, Ms. Mehlis will help with promotions and fundraising.WINNING Over Anger and Violence has provided counseling services for 19 years in Central Oregon. It is currently seeking community members to help with fundraising, ... [full story]
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Nov 24,2006
Videoconferencing has worked its way into the everyday American business vernacular, making possible everything from run-of-the-mill weekly project reviews to virtual summits between heads-of-state. But, don’t despair if you lack the White House’s budget. It turns out that small companies seldom have an urgent business need for high quality videoconferencing, which takes expensive gear to give participants “a good look into the eyes” of one another. But many businesses, large and small, can benefit from ... [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
Bend, Oregon Banker Will Serve the Central and Southern Oregon Market West Coast Bank has named Kelley Mears Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Government Guaranteed Lending Group. Mears expertise includes numerous loan programs such as USDA, OCEDD and Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 real estate loans. She will assist business owners in the purchase of businesses or business assets through a wide variety of SBA loan programs and will serve the Central and ... [full story]
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