Net system slashes time taken to fill empty posts

first_imgSeniorHR professionals from Cadbury Schweppes and Glaxo SmithKline in the US haveused Internet recruitment to slash costs and reduce the time taken to fillvacancies from weeks to days.AWeb-based recruitment conference in London was told that new search systems,which look at entire applications instead of key words and match vacanciesagainst the CVs of individuals inside and outside the organisation, hasrevolutionised the task.AdrianThomas, head of global manufacturing and supply recruitment at GlaxoSmithKline, claims the company’s UK arm has now set itself the target offilling each empty position within five days – a process which currently takesas much as eight weeks.Thecompany’s US operation took advantage of the country’s burgeoning Netrecruitment culture, which has allowed single job sites like monster.com accessto more than 4 million resumés, and achieved this goal 18 months ago.ButThomas urged delegates at the conference, organised by IQPC, to useconventional advertising to promote Internet initiatives.Hecited the case of an advert for monster.com, which was broadcast in a breakduring the 1999 Superbowl, causing 2.2 million searches over 24 hours.“Theresults from using the Net in tandem with conventional advertising can be quitestaggering,” Thomas said. “Eighty per cent of the people you are looking forwill probably already work for your organisation – advertising jobs usingcompany intranets is equally important.”DianeTomlinson, global resourcing manager at Cadbury Schweppes, said Net recruitmenthad shaved off $700,000 (£489,785) from its $1.2m (£839,655) recruitment spend.Tomlinsonsaid the company used the Internet to reinforce the company’s already positiveimage in the Asia-Pacific region and to raise the profile of its best-sellingsoft drink brand in America, Dr Pepper. ByRichard Staines Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Net system slashes time taken to fill empty postsOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

NLDS Scouting Report: Dodgers vs. Braves

first_imgSERIES SCHEDULEGame 1: at Dodgers, Thursday, 5:37 p.m., MLB NetworkGame 2: at Dodgers, Friday, 6:37 p.m., FS1Game 3: at Braves, Sunday, 5:07 p.m. FS1x-Game 4: at Braves, Monday, TBD TALE OF THE TAPE (OFFENSE)Dodgers  (NL rank) … category … Braves (NL rank) Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire SERIES PREDICTIONIt cannot be understated how important Monday’s win over the Rockies was. Instead of flying halfway across the country to play an elimination game at hostile Wrigley Field, the Dodgers head into this NLDS with all of the advantages. They had two days off. They have the home-field edge. And they were able to line up their rotation instead of choosing between Ross Stripling or a bullpen game to try to win the wild-card game. The young Braves have arrived at least one season earlier than expected. But the Dodgers have been here before. DODGERS IN FOUR x-Game 5: at Dodgers, Tuesday, TBDx- if necessarySeason Series: Dodgers won 5-2 804 (1st) … Runs scored … 759 (5th).333 (3rd) … OBP … .324 (5th).442 (1st) … Slugging Pct … .417 (5th).774 (1st) … OPS … .742 (6th).250 (8th) … Batting Avg. … .257 (2nd)235 (1st) … HRs … 175 (8th)75 (9th) … SBs … 90 (5th)TALE OF THE TAPE (PITCHING)Dodgers (NL rank) … category … Braves (NL rank)3.38 (1st) … Team ERA … 3.75 (5th)3.19 (1st) … Starters ERA … 3.50 (2nd)3.72 (5th) … Bullpen ERA … 4.15 (10th)1.15 (1st) … WHIP … 1.28 (6th)9.54 (1st) … Ks per 9 inns … 8.79 (7th).669 (1st) … Opponent OPS … .684 (2nd).230 (2nd) … Opponent Avg. … .229 (1st)Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.PROJECTED LINEUPSBraves: LF Ronald Acuña Jr. (.293, 26 HRs, 64 RBIs, .917 OPS, 16 SB), CF Ender Inciarte (.265, 10 HRs, 61 RBIs), 1B Freddie Freeman (.309, 23 HRs, 98 RBIs, .892 OPS), RF Nick Markakis (.297, 14 HRs, 93 RBIs), 3B Johan Camargo (.272, 19 HRs, 76 RBIs), 2B Ozzie Albies (.261, 24 HRs, 72 RBIs, 105 runs scored, 14 SB), C Kurt Suzuki (.271, 12 HRs, 50 RBIs) or Tyler Flowers, SS Charlie Culberson (.270, 12 HRs, 45 RBIs)Dodgers: LF Joc Pederson (.248, 25 HRs, 56 RBIs, .843 OPS), 3B Justin Turner (.312, 14 HRs, 52 RBIs, .924 OPS), 1B Max Muncy (.263, 35 HRs, 79 RBIs, .973 OPS), SS Manny Machado (.297, 37 HRs, 107 RBIs, .905 OPS combined between Dodgers and Orioles, C Yasmani Grandal (.241, 24 HRs, 68 RBIs, .815 OPS), CF Cody Bellinger (.260, 25 HRs, 76 RBIs, .814 OPS), RF Yasiel Puig (.267, 23 HRs, 63 RBIs, .820 OPS), 2B Kiké Hernandez (.256, 21 HRs, 52 RBIs, .806 OPS)The Dodgers’ offense had a hot-and-cold aspect to it, scoring eight or more runs 17 times in 66 games since the All-Star break but producing three or fewer 32 times (and losing 24 of those games). That seemed to smooth out down the stretch, in large part due to Manager Dave Roberts turning the batting order almost completely over against right- or left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers have 10 players with OPS marks over .800 and seven who hit at least 21 home runs. The Braves cannot match that firepower and are not expected to have starting shortstop Dansby Swanson due to injury. That opens the door for Culberson to reprise his performance in last fall’s NLCS, when he went 5 for 11 with two doubles and a triple while filling in for an injured Corey Seager. EDGE: DodgersSTARTING PITCHERSBraves: RH Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 9.9 Ks per 9 IP), RH Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 2.83 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 8.9 Ks per 9 IP), RH Kevin Gausman (11-10, 3.92 ERA, 1.30 WHIP), Julio Teheran (9-9, 3.94 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 8.3 Ks per 9 innings), LH Sean Newcomb (12-9, 3.90 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8.8 Ks per 9 innings)Dodgers: LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 1.97 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 9.7 Ks per 9 innings), LH Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 2.73 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 8.6 Ks per 9 innings), RH Walker Buehler (8-5, 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 9.9 Ks per 9 innings), LH Rich Hill (11-5, 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 10.2 Ks per 9 innings)The Dodgers led the National League in overall ERA (3.38) and starters’ ERA (3.19) and they only got better as the season wound down – largely because of the dynamic emergence of Buehler and Ryu’s return to health. Over the final 55 games of the season (including Game 163 on Monday), Dodgers starters had a 2.99 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and went at least six innings 36 times. Game 1 starter Ryu has had a remarkable season at Dodger Stadium (a 1.15 ERA in nine starts there). The Braves’ rotation has been pretty good as well. Their 3.50 ERA was second in the NL to the Dodgers. Newcomb, in particular, came within one out of pitching a no-hitter against the Dodgers in Atlanta in July. EDGE: DodgersBULLPENBraves: RH Dan Winkler (4-0, 3.43, 2 saves, 1.19 WHIP, 10.3 Ks per 9 innings), RH Arodys Vizcaino (2-2, 2.11 ERA, 16 saves, 1.17 WHIP, 9.4 Ks per 9 innings), LH A.J. Minter (4-3, 3.23, 15 saves, 1.29 WHIP, 10.1 Ks per 9 innings), LH Sam Freeman (3-5, 4.29 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 10.4 Ks per 9 innings), LH Jesse Biddle (6-1, 3.11 ERA, 1 save, 1.27 WHIP, 9.5 Ks per 9 innings), RH Brad Brach (2-4, 3.59 ERA, 12 saves, 1.60 WHIP combined with Braves and Orioles), LH Jonny Venters (5-2, 3.67 ERA, 3 saves, 1.22 WHIP combined with Braves and Rays), RH Shane Carle (4-1, 2.86 ERA, 1 save, 1.22 WHIP)Dodgers: RH Kenley Jansen (1-5, 3.01 ERA, 38 saves, 0.99 WHIP, 10.3 Ks per 9 innings, LH Scott Alexander (2-1, 3.68 ERA, 3 saves, 1.27 WHIP, 7.6 Ks per 9 innings), RH Josh Fields (2-2, 2.20 ERA, 0.95 WHIP), RH Pedro Baez (4-3, 2.88 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 9.9 Ks per 9 innings), RH Kenta Maeda (8-10, 3.81 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 11.0 Ks per 9 innings), LH Alex Wood (9-7, 3.68 ERA, 1.21 WHIP), LH Caleb Ferguson (7-2, 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 10.8 Ks per 9 innings), RH Dylan Floro (6-3, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 8.2 Ks per 9 innings combined with Reds and Dodgers)The company line among the Dodgers’ decision-makers is that other than a couple “hiccups” (including a horrific stretch of five consecutive losses following Jansen’s irregular heartbeat episode) the bullpen has been very good. The truth is they searched all season for replacements for Brandon Morrow and Tony Watson and none have emerged. More disturbing is Jansen’s vulnerability. The Braves, meanwhile, have a fairly pedestrian group that finished 10th in the NL in bullpen ERA and seemed taxed at times, particularly when Vizcaino spent two months on the DL with a sore shoulder. Vizcaino made just six appearances after returning in mid-September, allowing three runs in 5-2/3 innings. EDGE: DodgersBENCHBraves: IF-OF Culberson, C Flowers, IF Ryan Flaherty (.217, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs), OF Adam Duvall (.132, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs), 1B Lucas Duda (.222, 1 HR, 2 RBIs)Dodgers: C Austin Barnes (.205, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs), OF Chris Taylor (.254, 17 HRs, 63 RBIs), 2B Brian Dozier (.215, 21 HRs, 72 RBIs combined between Twins and Dodgers), OF Matt Kemp (.290, 21 HRs, 85 RBI), IF David Freese (.296, 11 HRs, 51 RBIs)The Dodgers have uncommon positional flexibility in players like Taylor, Hernandez and Bellinger, allowing Roberts to search for any advantage in matchups. Freese has been a terrific addition, batting .395 with a 1.130 OPS since being acquired at the end of August. The Braves’ bench takes a big hit with Culberson in the lineup filling in for the injured Swanson. EDGE: DodgersMANAGERBraves manager Brian Snitker led his young team to an unexpected 90-win season. Roberts’ job was much more difficult. He didn’t have his two best players (Corey Seager and Justin Turner) for a large chunk of the season, lost his ace (again) to injury for significant time and had to navigate through the swamp of “World Series hangover” that had the Dodgers 10 games under .500 in mid-May and 4-1/2 games out of first place in late August. Roberts’ willingness to platoon established players like Kemp, Puig and even Bellinger did not go over well at times. But it worked. EDGE: DodgersRelated Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more