Category Archives: Human Resources

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

New York, NY, 2016-Dec-31 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when France opted out of attacking Iraq.

Choosing diplomatic pressure rather than “shock and awe” ignited fury for many in New York. The call for anti-French boycotts resonated in tabloids as pictures of New Yorkers spilling wines in gutters vied with accusations of an ally’s betrayal and cowardice. Information can be found by googling “New York’s French boycotts and Iraq,” and “Freedom fries.”

How effective were the boycotts? “Very much so, even devastating,” says French consulate’s official physician and mental health coordinator at the time, Gérard Sunnen, MD, “the French-American community of New York was stunned by their virulence. Why, many wondered, did they materialize only in New York, in striking contrast to the rest of the country?”

“Targeted were all manner of French-American businesses, from Air France to bakeries, as rosters of marked companies circulated widely. Earliest felled were restaurants, whose sales plummeted by as much as half. Like dominoes, they closed their doors, dismissing their workers. Called by many the “consulate’s darkest hour,” it went on for weeks, interminable months, and still resonates today.”

“As layoffs mounted,” Dr. Sunnen added, “so did their mental health consequences, from all manner of stress reactions to self-destructive depressions. And workers suddenly out of work could not find employment because no one would take them. The consulate’s social services department work load soared to levels never attained before.”

Faced with this onslaught, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) was repeatedly contacted to lend the community its medical and mental health assistance. In addition, New York state and city top officials were insistently asked to add their voice to call off the boycotts. All appeals remained unanswered and, for reasons of non-assistance and abandonment of responsibility, this matter was eventually reported and filed in New York and Federal courts.

Dr. Sunnen, who also cites his experience as a Vietnam-era U.S. veteran, concludes, “history needs constant reckoning, otherwise it can remain a fable. These events are now brought to light so that long-term allies can better understand the meaning of their relationship.”

References:

Gérard Sunnen, MD: www.triroc.com/sunnen
Supreme Court, State of New York, No. 102194/2012
U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY 12 Civ. 3417
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 13-465cv
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) 1:13-cv-1242
New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) No. 10181422
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) No. DCA96MA070

Contact-Details: Gerard Sunnen, MD

Executive Career Solutions (UK) Launches New Chief-Officer Services

Executive Career Solutions has developed a portfolio of chief officer resume solutions, notably for C-level executives of major corporations.

Newbury, United Kingdom — The recent UK launch of Executive Career Solutions is designed to support chief officers, executives and directors in career development and progression. One of the most important elements of starting an executive job search involves establishing a baseline in terms of understanding what candidates have done, value added experience / expertise and what they can offer employers going forward. Very often this is achieved by developing an executive resume as a value proposition. Once the executive resume is in place, there is the option to add career management, executive mentoring or bespoke solutions to deliver an integrated / incremental approach to career management. The idea is to help solve specific issues by adding on various modules such as interview coaching, executive job hunting, career planning, leadership coaching and LinkedIn profiles (personal online brand).

To help customise the approach for each customer, Executive Career Solutions has developed a portfolio of chief officer resume solutions, notably for C-level executives of major corporations. For instance, the CIO CV aims to deliver viable solutions for Chief Information Officers. The chief information officer resume covers core aspects of the CIO role which can overlap with Chief Technology Officer roles depending on how jobs are designed and involve different degrees of technology transformation / enterprise architecture. Furthermore, the CTO CV has been introduced for chief technology officers deploying technology (and strategy) effectively in large organisations. Meanwhile, the COO CV has been designed for chief operating officers responsible for day-to-day business operations and overall company operations strategy.

Regardless of the scenario, Executive Career Solutions is able to assist chief officers in looking for next roles, career progression or transition to another industry domain. Executive Career Solutions is a UK-based company helping CEOs, Executives and Directors plan and execute next career moves. Value added end-to-end executive career management solutions for future success at the very highest level. Working collaboratively with executives to create a worthwhile proposition to stand out and help maximise opportunities in a competitive executive job market / global talent pool.

Media Contact:
Nick Hughes
Executive Career Solutions
+44 7557 305752
pr@executivecv.net

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Executive Career Solutions (UK) Launches New C-Level Services

Following the recent launch of Executive Career Solutions supporting CEOs, executives and directors in planning and executing next career moves, the company has launched dedicated new services.

Newbury, United Kingdom — Following the recent launch of Executive Career Solutions supporting CEOs, executives and directors in planning and executing next career moves, the company has launched dedicated new services. The initial premise of Executive Career Solutions was to offer services as Executive CV Writers (http://www.executivecv.net) with an option to add value added executive career management, executive mentoring or bespoke solutions supporting next career moves. The company offers a range of value added services to deliver an integrated / incremental approach to career management to solve specific issues by adding on modules such as interview coaching, executive job hunting, career planning, leadership coaching and LinkedIn profiles (online presence).

In order to provide the basis for an effective career management strategy, Executive Career Solutions has introduced Chief Executive CV, Board Executive CV and Managing Director CV services. Each service has several options, add-ons and solutions depending on individual needs. For instance, the Chief Executive CV service (http://www.executivecv.net/chief-executive-cv), offers a viable solution for CEOs looking to develop their value proposition, target specific employers or translate experience into another sector (i.e. career change management). Executive Career Solutions has successfully worked with CEOs across many different domains, including global corporations, international organisations and diverse companies.

Alternatively, the Board Executive CV service (http://www.executivecv.net/executive-cv-writing-services) offers solutions for board-level executives, chief officers and executive directors. Executive Career Solutions provides useful insights, perspectives and guidance on a number of career management issues to develop an effective approach for targeting next roles, career advancement or transition to another sector. These services are directly positioned towards C-suite executives looking to make a mark in their next role or provide that all important ‘elevation’ with an effective value proposition / career strategy. The Managing Director CV (http://www.executivecv.net/managing-director-cv) offers solutions for managing directors, divisional directors or general managers looking for next-level progression or entry into the boardroom as part of a long-term career development plan.

Executive Career Solutions is a UK-based company helping CEOs, Executives and Directors plan and execute next career moves. Value added end-to-end executive career management solutions for success at the very highest level by working collaboratively with executives to maximise career opportunities in a competitive executive job market.

Media Contact:
Nick Hughes
Executive Career Solutions
+44 7557 305752
pr@executivecv.net

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DAN GRACE JOINS SKILLSTORM AS EVP, OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Expands division to tie tools to ROI for customers

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Network/ — Dan Grace has joined SkillStorm, an international technology services company, as Executive Vice President of the Operational Services Division (OSD). He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the OSD including service management, monitoring and availability. His experience includes integrating processes and emerging technologies, operational oversight, project execution and tool integration across platforms including ServiceNow, Remedy, Maximo and Service Manager.

In joining SkillStorm, Grace expands the Solutions division to incorporate a services and operations management practice. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, implementation and quality delivery of SkillStorm’s operational services across all customers. SkillStorm’s OSD offers a lean, solutions-oriented model powered by SkillStorm’s Cloud Workforce Solutions (CWS) platform. CWS is a proven alternative solution to OffShore and NearShore sourcing which provides highly skilled technology and operations based resources across the globe.

dan-grace-2-2“Our core clients in the banking and financial services sectors are working to achieve organic growth while dealing with ever-increasing challenges, from regulation and compliance to information security concerns,” says Paul Moura, SkillStorm’s President. “Operational efficiency, driven by effectively implementing today’s service management tools, provides a path that allows clients to deal with those challenges and achieve overall organizational goals while maintaining high service level expectations. Dan’s experience puts SkillStorm in the unique position to provide expert guidance to our
clients in these areas.”

“Service management tools and processes are the foundation for managing the quality of IT and business services. Their impact drives the overall success of any company, enterprise wide,” says Grace. “I’m honored and excited to join SkillStorm as part of the executive leadership team. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of the SkillStorm brand, achieving our company’s vision and exceeding customer expectations.”

Grace has served more than 23 years in managed and operational services executive
leadership roles for companies including Allstate Insurance, eBay’s PayPal division and Bank of America. He holds multiple patents and patent applications in automation, monitoring, integration, knowledge management and more. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and will be based in SkillStorm’s Tempe, Arizona, office.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm rapidly builds and deploys IT & Operations teams with critical skills in client facilities or in one of our U.S.-based delivery centers. Founded in 2002, SkillStorm specializes in providing services on the leading edge of technology. SkillStorm teams are tasked with executing high-impact projects such as developing applications in agile environments, building mobile apps, harnessing “Big Data’s” potential and strengthening information security efforts for Fortune 1000 and fast-growing tech companies.

SkillStorm is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices nationwide: Tempe, Arizona; San Diego and Westlake Village, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McKinney and Plano, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. Learn more at www.skillstorm.com.

skill-stormFor more information, contact

Andi Zitney
AZitney@SkillStorm.com
480.428.8309

Executive Career Solutions (UK) Introduces New Offers

Following the initial UK launch of Executive Career Solutions, the company has introduced new offers laying the foundations for a successful executive job search.

Newbury, United Kingdom — Following the initial UK launch of Executive Career Solutions (http://www.executivecv.net), the company has introduced new offers laying the foundations for a successful executive job search. These services are designed to help CEO, Executive and Director-level individuals begin to plan and execute next career moves.

Knowing where to start or what is required for a successful executive job search can be difficult to define. Whether this is part of a wider career planning or executive mentoring programme, Executive Career Solutions has designed relevant services laying the foundations with clear actions for enabling executives to begin making progress towards making their next career move. This is based on developing an executive CV and value proposition to make people stand out from the crowd. Getting the CV and value proposition right may often help executives and directors achieve goals much quicker by making a better impression and presenting themselves more effectively.

The idea is to get through candidate pre-selection processes with the intention of being invited to interview based on what the company is looking for. As with anything, this process is often subject to employer expectations, wider job market factors and individual job hunting approach, so interviews can never be guaranteed.

As part of a special offer, executive CV writing services (or director resume writing services) are complemented by an extended discussion, speculative covering letter version, specific covering letter version and creation of an online value proposition using LinkedIn (aligned to the CV). Bundle deals represent a good saving on normal prices, whilst giving executives everything they need before embarking on a successful job search or career move. For executives, there is the Executive CV Bundle, whilst a similar Director CV Bundle has been created for directors. ADDED executive or director-level bundle deals are designed for more complex scenarios, strong technical bias, specific requirements, career change situations or those executive resumes requiring additional attention.

Executive Career Solutions is able to manage different scenarios for executives, directors and more technical or complex situations. According to the company, such offers follow the UK launch, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Nonetheless, such offers represent excellent value with the idea of supporting executives and directors through initial stages of developing CV and LinkedIn propositions before applying for opportunities.

Media Contact:
Nick Hughes
Executive Career Solutions
+44 7557 305752
pr@executivecv.net
http://www.executivecv.net

USRoadWarriors.com Recognized at GATS Great American Trucking Show for Support of Guard and Reserve

USRW LLC announced today it received a Document of Support from the ESGR Program (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) signed by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

Round Rock, TX, USA — USRW LLC, parent company of USRoadWarriors.com and VeteranDriver.com, announced today it received a Document of Support from the ESGR Program (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) signed by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. The program, a forty-year initiative, held an event at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Texas on Friday August 26th with about 300 people in attendance including, Major General Lester Simpson, Commanding officer of the Texas Army National Guard, who presented the recognition to 93 companies.

The ESGR Vision is to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military services of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.

“In it’s (ESGR) forty-year history this is the largest group of companies anytime and anywhere to sign the Document of Support,” said retired Army Col. JP Hogan leader for ESGR in Texas. The Colonel himself sported a Calvary Stetson from the early 1900’s.

USRW Publisher and Co-Founder Carl Braun was on hand to receive the document. “I have two sons that served in Afghanistan and Iraq respectively, one of them is a wounded warrior. I served in the USAF Security Police and my father was a Korean War Vet. My brother, is a retired Marine. We’re a military family and I’m proud to support the ESGR efforts,” he said.

Braun and his company have owned numerous job boards over the last 20 years serving veterans and recently launched VeteranDriver.com, a lifestyle, careers and news site for Military Veterans, Returning Military and their families interested in or are employed by the transportation industry.

Media Contact:
Carl Braun
USRW LLC
1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, Texas 78664
512-368-7213
cb@usroadwarriors.com
http://www.usroadwarriors.com

Executive Career Solutions (UK) Launched

Announcing the UK launch of Executive Career Solutions designed to help CEO, Executive and Director-level individuals plan and execute next career moves.

Newbury, United Kingdom — Announcing the UK launch of Executive Career Solutions designed to help CEO, Executive and Director-level individuals plan and execute next career moves. As an executive career management consultancy, offers bespoke solutions covering different scenarios. For convenience, the approach is simple and streamlined. Everything revolves around an extended discussion (usually over the telephone) to understand career motivations, aspirations and current situation. The provides a useful basis for collaborating with executives to break everything down and develop a clear ‘value proposition’. This helps executive customers to stand out from the competition and make an impression with employers, headhunting firms and other people within their networks, so collaboration, building a level of trust and mutual understanding is important for best results.

Significantly, each scenario is placed within the context of an executive resume to provide an important baseline for adding other career management solutions (value-added services). This creates more of an end-to-end solution using a more integrated approach and joined-up thinking towards executive careers. Solutions are tailored to individual requirements with an incremental approach allowing customers to select add-ons as an when required, subject to ordering an initial CV (resume) service. Therefore, it is important for CEO, Executive and Director-level customers to initially choose a CV (resume) option as an important first step towards achieving career success at the very highest level. Add-ons can only be selected (or agreed in advance) once the executive CV (resume) has been ordered (or completed) to deliver optimal benefits (outcomes).

The executive resume remains arguably the single most important element when screening candidates, followed by LinkedIn. It is the need for recruiters, headhunting firms and key contacts to gain initial snippets of information so they can make an informed decision about whether to invite candidates to interview. Therefore, the role of the executive resume must not be under-estimated during initial pre-selection processes. This is why the executive resume helps to provide a crucial baseline to understand the ‘customer scenario’ and a platform to recommend extra solutions as part of an integrated career or job hunting strategy. Nothing should be left in isolation, so Executive Career Solutions offers helps covering many different scenarios. Popular resume services include the CEO CV, Managing Director CV and the Finance Director CV.

Media Contact:
Nick Hughes
Executive Career Solutions
02081234187
pr@executivecv.net
http://www.executivecv.net

USRoadWarriors.Com Launches with Four Niche Recruitment Sites for Professional Drivers

Lifestyle, careers, news and information sites focus on building a positive image of the transportation industry.

Round Rock, TX, USA — USRW LLC, parent company of USRoadWarriors.com (http://www.usroadwarriors.com), a lifestyle, careers, news and information portal for professional drivers and truckers, has announced the launch of four niche recruitment sites designed to appeal to a broad group of transportation professionals.

DriverJobCenter.com (http://www.driverjobcenter.com) focuses on all individuals that make their living behind the wheel including local delivery drivers, OTR or “Over the Road” truckers, dump truck drivers and even corporate drivers for companies like FEDEX or UPS.

“Most trucker sites unintentionally exclude these drivers. Having just returned from the GATS Great American Trucking show in Dallas, I found that there were many large employers seeking drivers of all kinds represented at the show,” noted Carl Braun, Co-Founder and Publisher of USRoadWarriors.com.

Braun has a 20-year history in the job board industry starting with his first site in 1996 called Hire-Power.com. He has since launched dozens of job boards in niche categories like diversity trucking and veterans. USRoadWarriors.com follows the trend with several sites designed to appeal to growth opportunity segments in the industry.

With only 6% of drivers being female, job board GirlsNTrucks.com (http://www.girlsntrucks.com) appeals to perhaps the largest hiring opportunity for the transportation industry. DiverseDriver.com (http://www.diversedriver.com) seeks out minority drivers and VeteranDriver.com (http://www.veterandriver.com) helps connect companies with returning military and veterans, a very active segment largely due to the patriotic nature of trucking companies and the unique skills many veterans bring to their future employers.

Each of these sites provides visitors with original content and articles written specifically for women, minorities and veterans along with thousands of job opportunities with companies highly motivated to consider them.

There is currently a 73.500 driver shortage in the US and the American Trucking Association projects an 890,000 driver shortage over the next decade.

“Transportation employers are faced with tough decisions today and in the future. The average age of drivers is 52 and the market is overwhelmingly white and male. Over the next several years, many of these drivers will retire leaving a huge gap in the space. Actively recruiting women, minorities and veterans will play an important role in filling the growing needs,” Braun said.

USRoadWarriors.com intends to help build the image of the trucking industry into one where everyone is welcome to join and the career opportunities are appreciated for their stability, pay and mobile lifestyle.

Media Contact:
John Fujii
USRW LLC
1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, Texas 78664
707-769-3067
jfujii@usroadwarriors.com
http://www.usroadwarriors.com

USRoadWarriors.com Launches Careers, News and Lifestyle Site for Drivers and Truckers

Original content, entertainment, games, career opportunities and health and wellness features are provided on the free site plus more.

Round Rock, TX, USA — USRW LLC announced the launch today of USRoadWarriors.com, its new careers, news and lifestyle site for drivers and truckers. The website is free and offers many features including a Driver Job Center, original articles, videos and podcasts, Health and Wellness options including mobile medical referrals, weather and games. It is the first website of its kind in the marketplace.

“Approximately 15 million people in the US self describe themselves as Drivers. This includes all drivers from local delivery to over-the-road (OTR) truckers. We wanted to create a website that addresses the unique needs of all drivers and provide them with tools and resources to make their lives easier and more productive,” said Carl Braun, publisher and co-founder of USRoadWarriors.com.

“Original content is the key to the websites success,” noted John Fujii, co-founder. “Our team of writers are creating original articles that you can only find on USRoadWarriors.com and our affiliate sites. The website has a Driver Job Center with tens of thousands of career opportunities for drivers with all types of experience levels. In the next several weeks, USRW is launching niche employment sites serving the Veteran, Women and Diverse driver segments as well.”

“We have 20+ years of Internet job board experience and our website USTruckerjobs.com has been around for 8 years of that. Forty percent of the market are passive job seekers and we are dedicated to introducing passive candidates to excellent career opportunities through leading edge features and original content,” noted Braun.

Media Contact:
Carl Braun
512-368-7213
cb@usroadwarriors.com

Engage PEO Deepens Southwest U.S. Presence With addition of Nicole MacKenzie, Vice President of Sales for Arizona

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Nicole MacKenzie as vice president of sales for Arizona.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Nicole MacKenzie as vice president of sales for Arizona. Mackenzie will be responsible for expanding Engage’s presence throughout the state and partnering with insurance brokers to continue to introduce Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to organizations across the country.

“We want to continue to broaden Engage’s reach and impact in the Southwest market,” said Jay Starkman, Engage PEO’s CEO. “Nicole’s networks and expertise will help us do just that. We are excited to welcome her to Engage’s growing team.”

MacKenzie brings more than 17 years of sales and marketing experience to Engage, which includes serving in senior roles for national and regional PEOs. Prior to joining Engage, Nicole held a number of business development positions for national companies targeting the insurance, healthcare, retail and education industries, among others.

“I am very pleased to join Engage, which has become a key strategic partner to small and mid-sized businesses in the Southwest and all over the country,” added MacKenzie. “Given mounting healthcare law compliance and other issues facing employers, now is the perfect time for insurance broker partners and their clients to look to a highly capable PEO solutions provider like Engage.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com