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Points of Interest: ACM CareerNews: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April 11th, 2007

“Keys to Retention” CIO.com, March 16

To increase employee retention, businesses should grant a higher degree of autonomy to their workers and provide them the tools to take on new challenges. … Other key factors include confidence in the leadership qualities of upper management, overall compensation levels and the degree of fit with the organizational culture. … The size of the organization also matters, with more employees showing a preference for smaller organizations where they are given more autonomy and more opportunities for career advancement.

“Web Anonymity Can Sink Your Job Search” Computerworld, March 26

Having a presence on the Web is a critical factor in the job search, especially given the fact that a growing number of recruiters and hiring managers are using search engines when gathering data about potential employees. According to a 2006 survey, 77% of recruiters said they use search engines to check out job candidates. … In another survey … hiring managers said they use Internet search engines to research potential employees, … they also use social networking sites to screen candidates. All things being equal, most companies would rather hire a candidate who has demonstrated the ability to participate on the Web. Know where people look check what people will discover about you through popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo, … MSN Search or Ask.com … Review at least the first three to five pages of results. … use blog-searching tools such as Technorati, Daypop or Blogdigger … search specific sites, such as MySpace, YouTube or Flickr, … LibraryThing.comStart a blog Join the open-source code community. Build a Web page Create a Web profile Consider creating a Web profile on one of the many social and business networking sites … Naymz, Ziggs, FindMeOn.com and ClaimID.com

Original source: http://www.acm.org/careernews/issues/v3_i3.html

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