Archive for October, 2004
One of my recruiting friends has a cool opening in a very, very cool new company. It’s a Government of Ontario project in the healthcare industry, doing a lot of serious IT stuff. It’s downtown (Yonge / College). They’re looking for an “HR Generalist” who can relate really well to IT people. Experience in healthcare and the public sector wouldn’t hurt, but isn’t required.
If you or anyone you know fits this description, please send me a resume and such to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the full description:
COMPANY: SMART SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH - a new agency of the Government of Ontario - 100 employees now; will double in size over the next two years. - www.thinksmart.ca
LOCATION: Toronto (Yonge-College)
PROJECT: - SSHA is building a huge IT network to link all health-care providers in Ontario to allow them to access & share patient info easily - this includes doctors offices, hospitals, labs, pharmacies and others - biggest network/infrastructure project in Canada at this time
ATTRACTIONS - ground floor opportunity - building a network as big as the banks have from scratch - only 20% of the conceptual work has been done; nothing implemented - a stable project; the combined levels of government will spend $3 Billion on health-care in the next 5 years (www.canadahealthinfoway.ca) ———————————————————————- Title: Human Resources Consultant (Generalist) (#93283)
Reports to: Director HR Direct Reports: none
Department - now includes: VP, Director, 2 Consultants, 2 Coordinators
Requirements - good generalist background - ideally but not necessarily in a hitech company - experience designing and developing programs and processes for compensation, benefits, performance management, education, training - some recruiting background would be an asset, job evaluations - able to work with IT in HR Information Systems; good understanding of key components and what ti takes to get one implemented - needs over five years experience with a visible upward trajectory in terms of roles and responsibilities
Reason for Opening: growth of a new organization
First Challenge - learn the issues - manage two client groups - take over projects
I checked my stats this morning, as I do every morning. I noticed something odd.
MS Internet Explorer 72% % Mozilla 9.2 % FireFox8.8 % Safari 3.3 % Netscape 1.9 % Opera 1.4 %
So, the major non-IE browsers now make up 25% of Ensight’s traffic. Crazy.
Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of how they’ve grown:
September: 22% August: 20% July: 18% June: 16%
In other words, usage has grown fairly steadily, but I never noticed until today. What do you think, end of next year it’s 50%?
Obviously Ensight isn’t indicative of all web traffic (at all), but it’s certainly interesting to watch.
Just a weird thought.
Both of these are Windows-only products. Both will surely start to generate millions of dollars in revenue fairly quickly (at least, once Picassa is no longer free).
Until these purchases, Google was very much a web company. Now a slightly different Google is starting to appear. I’m not exactly sure how it’s products tie together or if the decision was a conscious one to be Windows-only with it’s desktop apps.
Haha, more Google news. From Oliver Thylmann:
Me and my collegues played with it some time ago and loved it. Now it’s Google’s ;): Google Acquires Keyhole Corp
Keyhole is part of a new generation of apps that let users fly around in a virtual type of search and mapping. I’d seen a demo of similar software several years ago and it was very, very nice. Now they just need to integrate some more census / zoning info into Keyhole. There’s so much that could be done with an app like this. Apartment listing integration, finding businesses, all kinds of things.
Great acquisition, and a solid move on Google’s behalf in reducing the price:
Google also announced, effective immediately, a price reduction for Keyhole 2 LT from $69.95 to $29.95.
Free 7 day trial is also available at Keyhole.com.
As part of building up ResumeWiki’s resource section, I recently added more than 30 Corporate Job Sites.
I didn’t think there was any reason for Ensight readers to miss out, so here is the current list:
Best Overall (see here)
- Proctor & Gamble
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Federated Department Stores
- Microsoft Careers
- Microsoft Careers
- Apple Jobs Site
- Macromedia HR
- MySQL Jobs
- IBM Employment Site
- EBay Careers
- Dell Careers Site
Aerospace & Defense