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Direct-hire On-boarding Specialist Opportunity with a Great Company in Richardson, TX

Overview:

  • This position will be heavy in systems
  • Will be the first onboarding person hired
  • Will help in designing and implementing the onboarding system/process
  • ADP is currently used to onboard employees
  • Devise a systemic way to touch every new hire
  • Will be pulling all resources together to on-board new hires
  • This person is expected to make processes more efficient

 

Job Description:

Fundamental Responsibilities:
* Partner with Human Resources leadership to design and implement process around on-boarding new employees, effectively acquiring new employees and off-boarding.
* Work with the Human Resources Business Partners, managers, and new employees to collect accurate onboarding documents that enable new hires to begin employment in a timely manner.
* Guide new hires through the onboarding process and assist them in matters such as paperwork collection, benefits enrollment, orientation, culture assimilation, training etc.
* Build relationships with individuals across all departments as you work with them to expand their teams
* Create innovative procedures to boost engagement among new hires
* Contribute to a fun, positive work environment!

Requirements:
* Outstanding communication and organizational skills
* Exceptional attention to detail, especially under time constraints
* Ability to prioritize competing priorities effortlessly
* Utmost sensitivity with confidential data and information
* Experience in Six Sigma methodology and Human Resources or handling of employee data strongly preferred
* Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google software
* 3+ years of experience in Six Sigma field. Focus on Human Resources a plus

Additional Benefits:

On site café

On site gym

Close to major highway

Competitive benefits

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please email me directly at

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We have a Richardson, Texas client who is looking for an HR Business Partner/Director in the Chicago area.  This client is a leader in the collision repair industry and one of the largest auto body repair networks in the country.  They’re growing and are always looking for people to join and grow with them.

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Human Resources Business Partner-Director

LOCATION: Rolling Meadows, ILL which is near Chicago

JOB SUMMARY:

Partner with Leadership team to understand and drive solutions to business strategies, goals and people practices for respective regions. Engage across region and Corporate to understand, leverage and scale best in class practices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Partners with Senior Leaders within region to understand business strategies, challenges and help drive solutions by leveraging our team mates.
  • Advise, coach and counsel the leadership team in identification, prioritization, and building of required organizational and people capabilities e.g. (performance management, talent development, workforce productivity solutions and programs).
  • Optimize human capital through uses of workforce planning and analytics.
  • Prepares appropriate development plans and opportunities for high potential team mates at all levels of the organization including rotating talent across markets and regions.
  • Ensures the consistent application of HR policies, processes and systems within the groups they partner with.
  • Effectively initiate and sustain critical business change into the organization.
  • Develop and oversee HR programs including employee engagement planning, talent review process, employee development, performance management, and succession planning.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops HR Business Partner to help drive business outcomes.
  • Acts as performance improvement driver and provokes positive changes throughout region.
  • Partners with other Business Partner Directors to leverage and scale best practices across Company.
  • Partners with HR Operations to resolve high level employee relation issues and provide meaningful analytics to the business.
  • Leads and participates on strategic projects.
  • Ability to travel within region ~20-30%

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong business acumen
  • Prior experience in Human Resources Management
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Change management expertise

8+ years of experience in Human Resources

EDUCATION:

4 Year degree in business or related field or equivalent experience.

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Direct-hire Network Engineer Opportunity with a Great Company in Dallas, TX

Client is seeking a Network Engineer to be responsible for the planning and engineering of client’s system infrastructure.  Includes the implementation and design of system hardware and software.  Monitors the performance of systems.  Perform troubleshooting and maintenance functions for infrastructure applications, services, network based storage environments, systems and technologies.  Additional duties include:

 

  • Provides support to one or more projects simultaneously
  • Delivers projects on schedule
  • Works with internal customer on complex needs, and may consult with external customers
  • Work closely with project managers and for all projects involving enterprise data
  • Specialization may encompass one or more business application areas, and knowledge will include basic understanding of business and technical interfaces
  • Research, recommend, and implement streamlined automation processes
  • Administration and support for enterprise infrastructure environment
  • Achieves external certifications, memberships, and/or awards/recognition in area of specialization
  • Document the data architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture
  • Demonstrates knowledge of multiple technology environments, and toolsets, and the associated infrastructure/operations
  • Ensure that data architectures are in regulatory and legal compliance
  • Plan and coordinate own work to meet commitments and quality expectations
  • Identification and resolution of project issues
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within particular field.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Works under general supervision.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Minimum three (3) + years of experience in the related field in a large corporation or consulting environment
  • Minimum three (3) + years working knowledge, production support, and configuration experience of relevant systems applications
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly/non-technical language
  • Must possess a collaborative/team oriented work approach
  • Must have proven oral and written skills to effectively communicate ideas and processes
  • Ability to be flexible within a fast-moving work environment and juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Experience upgrading and managing with the following a plus:
    • Cisco routing/switching in LAN and multi-site WAN environment (MPLS and IPSec VPN)
      • Ongoing support of existing infrastructure
      • Design and implementation of new environments as needed
    • Datacenter technologies
      • Citrix or F5 load balancing
      • Cisco ASA VPN
      • Cisco Nexus 7K and 9K (NX-OS)
      • Palo Alto Next Gen Firewall
    • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills but knows when to cry uncle and call for support
    • Aruba and Cisco Merkai Wireless
    • Azure networking experience a definite plus
    • Experience with new office construction from an IT Networking and server perspective (Layer 1)
    • Proven vendor management skills
      • Ability to work with 3rd party consultants
      • Ability to work with and navigate the various telcos that provide our services
      • Ability to work with various resellers
  • Soft Skills
    • Must be a team player – able to work with peers of various experience and knowledge levels
    • Willingness to share knowledge and train others as needed
    • Driven and takes initiative; requires minimum supervision – takes general guidance from management and can deliver results based on that
    • Ability to work well with other infrastructure teams (i.e. server Windows and Linux, SAN, Operations)
    • Ability to interact and partner with application development teams to determine requirements and patience to troubleshoot
    • Ability to partner with and support remote IT staff with various levels of experience
    • Ability to adapt to frequently changing priorities
    • Willingness and understanding that this is not a 9 to 5 job. On call responsibilities include 24×7 and occasional weekend support
    • Travel required occasionally depending on projects
    • Willing to keep abreast of and embrace new technologies

 

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree
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IT Workers Are Happy, But Will Still Leave for Something Better

Despite overall satisfaction with their current job situation, IT workers still show a readiness to jump ship when the next best thing comes along.

CIO — The majority of IT employees are engaged at work, loyal to their employers and inspired to do their best everyday, according to new survey findings from Randstad Technologies and Technisource. However, despite that, more than half (53 percent) are open to new employment opportunities, Think of it as the IT sector’s version of The Five Year Engagement, a new film about a couple that is happy to be engaged but put marriage plans on an indefinite hold.

"The takeaway for employers is that they use whatever means to create a strong bond with their employees by engaging, recognizing and empowering them in order to minimize attrition," said Bob Dickey, executive vice president of technologies at Randstad U.S.

The latest Randstad Engagement Index findings, conducted in February, surveyed 3,000 IT workers, nationwide. The Randstad Engagement Index measures the attitudes and perceptions impacting employee engagement within companies.

Looking at IT sector’s response to Randstad’s six components of engagement, the survey found the following:

  • 76 percent of IT employees are proud to work for their company
  • 63 percent of IT employees enjoy going to work every day
  • 75 percent of employees feel inspired to do their best each day
  • 68 percent of IT employees feel their efforts at work are recognized and valued
  • 67 percent indicate they trust their company leadership to make good decisions for the workforce
  • 67 percent of employees believe their company shares their values

Not only did the survey indicate that IT employees are clearly satisfied with their jobs and employers but 80 percent feel secure in their jobs, and they’re optimistic about the future:

  • More than three-fourths, or 77 percent, believe their company has a great future
  • 64 percent believe their company is making the right investments in their workforce for the future
  • 60 percent report being only a little or not at all concerned about having to take a pay cut

IT Workers Looking for the Next Best Thing

Despite the rosy relationship with their current job situation, IT respondents still showed a readiness to jump ship when the next best thing comes along. And, survey results indicate that 59 percent of respondents believe that those opportunities are on the horizon as more than half believe that the job market will pick up in 2012.

According to Dickey, opportunities in the IT sector are opening up with increasing pressure to find top talent. In fact, recent job demand in IT is for higher-level positions, such as project mangers, business architects and data analysts.

"What this tells us is that the economy is picking up as more companies start new project initiatives and make investments in infrastructure and development," he said. Dickey noted that improvements in IT job hiring is often a bell weather for overall employment growth.

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Modernization of IT: Solving a Legacy of Business Problems & Applications

Are we building applications or supporting the business?

I talk to a lot of CIOs. I met with one in early May who oversees the IT operation of a $6 billion yearly entertainment-related company with about 7,000 employees. This top-notch exec was all about transforming a huge investment in existing IT infrastructure into a new dynamic, extensible and agile platform that would propel the business forward – not hold it back. This guy is busy figuring out how to keep a Boeing 777 up in the air while simultaneously re-fitting aircraft to make it best-in-class.

That’s what IT should be all about.

But in some organizations, it’s not. Either the message from the top gets lost as it percolates down through the IT organization, or the message from the top isn’t the right one to begin with. Either way, for those unfortunate IT organizations, IT is a ball-and-chain that holds the enterprise back, rather than gives it the capability to move forward.

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Contract IT Procurement Specialist

POSITION SCOPE:

IT Procurement Specialist performs key activities in the area of procurement, asset management and supplier strategy, management and governance. The IT Procurement Specialist focuses on the execution of procurement activities, including the administration and oversight of the IT procurement process as well as tactical interactions with suppliers, contract negotiations, asset management processes and supplier governance activities, including measuring and monitoring supplier contracts and renegotiating contracts when necessary. Tracks and enforces service level and operating level agreements (SLAs and OLAs) in standard master services agreements. Maintains an “approved supplier list” and evaluates suppliers when needed to determine sourcing options. Has broad discretion in making tactical decisions and contributes to strategic decision making process. Decisions and achievement of results generally has a significant impact on the group’s overall success. Expected to propose innovative, high-impact changes in processes or strategies. This position is temporary and ends on 6/30/2011.

CORE SKILLS:

a. Excellent understanding of supplier management and asset management principles

b. Experience conducting strategic sourcing projects (RFx) for all IT related commodities

c. Ability to negotiate supplier agreements – commercial as well as non-commercial terms

d. Ability to develop and implement supplier metrics that improve quality, costs and benefits

e. Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills

f. Good time management skills and multi-tasking ability

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

a. Bachelor’s Degree (Required) in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration

b. Graduate Degree (Preferred)

c. CPSM or CPM (Preferred)

EXPERIENCE

a. 5 or more years of work experience in Fortune 500 companies in Strategic Sourcing, Supplier management, Asset management and/or IT procurement areas

b. 7+ years of work experience

6. TERM:

a. The contract shall be in effect until 6/30/2011. The services outlined will commence immediately after completion of negotiations and award of contract.

b. Client reserves the right to extend the contract for additional time, subject to the mutual agreement between client and the supplier.

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Are resumes going the way of the Commodore computer? Could be. More than one-third of hiring and employment managers say resumes could be replaced by profiles on social media/business networking sites, according to a recent survey of 500 HR execs from OfficeTeam. And three-quarters of these managers say poor online etiquette can hurt a person’s career prospects. All of which lends some relevance to a new guide to proper use of these networks for professional purposes, released by Robert Half International, OfficeTeam’s parent company. “Etiquette breaches – such as impulsively posting an offensive comment on Facebook or Twitter – can have serious, career-impacting consequences,” says Brett Good, senior district president of Robert Half International. Among the “tech violator” types to avoid are The Venter, who clutters up his or her profile by ranting about pretty much everything, and the Cryptic Communicator, whose profile appears to be assembled out of nothing but coded phrases and obscure acronyms.

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Direct-hire Manager Networking & Communications Opportunity with a Great Company in Dallas, TX

Manager Networking & Communications

Job Description:

This position will report to the Director of Technical Services and Operations and will be responsible for the Networking and Communications team. Accountability includes but is not limited to; the on time delivery of projects, day to day operations, outage resolution, employee development and budget planning and tracking.

· Manage the day to day activities of the Network and Communications team. This includes performance appraisals, career development and mentoring team members

· Responsible for Network and VoIP architecture, Standards and Practices

· Responsible for Network Security (PCI)

· Responsible for managing budget for equipment and ongoing expenses for data circuits and etc.

· Negotiate and manage contracts with third party providers and vendors.

· Responsible for maintaining all network systems, applications, security and configurations.

· Test and evaluate network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.

· Creates and maintains disaster recovery plans.

· Responsible for evaluating and ensuring all upgrades, patches, and new applications and devices are deployed properly.

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years experience in the field or related area.

· Must have experience with both Juniper and Cisco devices.

· Advanced knowledge of firewalls, wireless devices, routing principals, and network architecture along with knowledge of  Voice over IP (VoIP)

· 3+ years in a leadership role.

· 3+ years managing capital and expense budgets

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ASP.Net web services

January 12th, 2011

ASP.Net web services

ASP.Net Programming is the fastest growing web development platform in the world today. Asp.net web applications are faster and provide better performance to your web applications. The .net developers make usage of advanced compilation and caching techniques to thereby making server applications faster in .NET Framework. Asp.net web development services also helps in increasing developer’s productivity. The .NET developers reap huge productivity gains by using .net class libraries helping in over all memory management. Asp.net web services helps in integration with Existing Systems to build dynamic web applications and also facilitates easy deployment. Asp.net web applications ensure mobility support and integration of over 20 programming languages to choose the best among them. Asp.net technology allows us to carry on the WEB almost all software solutions. You will be able to share any services and resources with users and customers. ASP.Net Programming, an advanced technology similar to the ASP Programming will automatically detect any changes, and then it will dynamically compile the files if needed, and stores the compiled results to reuse for subsequent requests. The dynamic compilation ensures that your application is always up to date, and this compiled execution makes it fast. The simplicity and speed of ASP.Net applications meets the highest modern standards. ASP.NET takes care of detecting the type of browser and browser compatibility issues when it generates code for a server control. The benefits of asp.net web services are it facilitates high speed of development, availability of cross-platform migration, increased productivity, reliability, security, access to the opportunities of .NET Framework Library, relatively short learning curve for developers, easy configurations of applications and security. ASP.Net technology helps in displaying data, validating user input, and uploading files in an easy way. The best feature of this is that it works in all browsers including Netscape, Opera, AOL, and Internet Explorer.

If you are looking to HIRE ASP .NET developer or Hire ASP.NET Programmer with very good experience in full life-cycle of Asp.net projects, then you are at the right place. Why Hire an ASP.NET programmer from Us? We give a lot of importance to customer satisfaction. ProVisionTech has been able to draw a profound line of quality work in ASP.NET development across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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2011 will be a big year for IT change and growth, here is a look at a few predictions for how the IT industry will change.

2011 will be a big year for IT change and growth, especially as IT budgets are back on the rise – Gartner has even predicted that spending, specifically on IT, will increase by 60% (per employee). Here is a look at a few predictions on how the IT industry will change and grow over the next year:

A new hybrid desktop world is emerging, where users interact with multiple sessions (or “screens”). The primary screen for most users is still their local rich desktop that resides at their physical workstation, but more and more that’s being supplemented with a form of a virtual desktop. These can be hosted in the data center on Terminal Services, directly on a hypervisor, or on the client through type-1 or 2 hypervisors. In addition, multiple models for application delivery have emerged (i.e. application virtualization and streaming), which also cannot be effectively managed with legacy product sets. With all these new forms of desktop “screens”, hosting centers and application delivery mechanisms coming together, IT is facing major management challenges. Organizations need to look at a more strategic desktop management platform to help streamline the oversight of their desktops and also increase the automation functionality used in making updates and/or changes to this part of their environment. Most current models do not support this type of management. Some of the major technology providers, like Microsoft and Citrix provide multiple desktop and application delivery products, yet they do not currently provide a unified way of managing these related, yet disparate models. Now imagine trying to manage a multi-vendor delivery environment? The need for a unified management solution becomes crystal clear.

With Windows XP support ending at the end of this year, the need for a central management solution will also be enhanced by a predicted jump in the adoption rate for Windows 7 in 2011. During the Windows 7 migration, IT managers will face significant challenges when dealing with the reconfiguration of user settings, as with most updates of this kind. However, there is a solution to make this and future migrations easier. Separating a user’s desktop environment from the underlying operating system and hardware is one way to create an infrastructure that is more adaptable to change. This type of dynamic desktop environment allows IT to centrally manage changes like migrations or wide-spread updates without disrupting the access that employees need to their applications, data and printers, etc, and allowing users to retain their personal settings.

Security will also be extremely important in 2011, especially in the hybrid environments discussed above. Once the environment becomes centrally managed from a single console, security is simplified as it enables consistent security across the entire infrastructure. When considering security, the dynamic desktop environment should also employ a context aware approach. This is another area we expect to see growth continue in 2011. With this functionally, IT can determine which rights and limitations apply to a particular user based on their location or even time of day, and apply those rights to applications, data, printing and personal settings. As a result, IT can ensure that users get only the services they need, when they need them and also create rules to ensure certain sensitive applications, like financial databases, aren’t accessible from unsecure login points.

The last trend we see coming to light in 2011 is an increased demand for solutions that improve automation across infrastructures. This will be a critical feature in ensuring IT sees faster return on investment from all of its technology investments. After unifying and managing each desktop and application delivery platform, the end-user experience and

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