More companies are using cell phones - exclusively - in the work place. Of note - about 8,000 employees at Ford Motor Company are going the cell phone route.
Details at hr.blr.com.
The "Irish Times" reports that applications for the J1 program dropped from 6,500 to 2,800 in 2004. Factors thought to contribute to the decline are:
"Rep. David Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation this month that increases fines for knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant to $50,000 per offense. Employers also could face up to five years in jail."
They are just some of a growing number of "Social Networking" websites that make it easier for people to find other people online: old classmates, old co-workers or to chat up someone who has, or is, working for a company that you're interested in. There is job hunting value in all of these - connections work that way. Wrapped into this is the notion of "Alumni Networks" - which we've been intrigued by for some time; the ability of the web to allow past employees to stay connected, leading to:
Read more in the Wall Street Journal.
Then track what the Web Recruiting experts at CareerXRoads have to say about "Alumni Sites", which they identify as a trend for 2005.
Large and small companies are looking for ways to help provide relief to the victims of the Tsunami. Cash is still king as the massive relief effort continues. Check out USA Freedom Corps for some vetted organizations to donate to. Read what other employers are doing here.