The Beacon Group tackles nationwide labour shortage

    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - With an ongoing economic boom across Canada,
labour shortage is becoming a leading issue for human resource professionals.
The Beacon Group is engaging HR departments to begin planning for future
recruiting and retention challenges by launching the Applicant Management
System (AMS).
    Applicant Management System is a web-based recruiting, validation and
selection process which allows clients to create a bank of potential employee
candidates using a quantifiable, deliberate and objective recruiting process.
This allows clients to secure a better quality of candidate as well as reduce
costly turnover.
    Companies no longer have to recruit and fill individual positions.
Applicant Management System stores potential qualified candidates so that when
a need is identified, potential candidates are immediately available. The
process has the ability to filter out some applicants and allows successful
applicants to be stored in a database that can be accessed by the client at
anytime and from anywhere.
    "This system will revolutionize the way industries with high levels of
turnover carry out their recruiting efforts," said Kyle Couch, Vice-President
of Client Learning Experience at The Beacon Group. "The Applicant Management
system is meant to consolidate, centralize and focus recruiting efforts to
free up HR resources for higher value priorities, and significantly reduce
    The Beacon Group will be exhibiting the Applicant Management System at
the 2008 Innovate HRPAO conference in Toronto, Canada, January 30 - February
1. A demo version of the system will be located in booth No.833. Ram Charan,
Ian Thomas and other prominent industry professionals will attend as guest
    The Beacon Group is an authority and global pioneer in the field of
organizational development. Hundreds of companies across various industries
have used the firm's assessment products and advising services to leverage
their investment in human capital. With a strong focus on innovation, The
Beacon Group delivers cutting edge perspectives to corporations facing a range
of organizational challenges. Clients including Mercedes-Benz, McDonald's
Canada, Scotiabank, Air Miles, CTV Globemedia and Manulife Financial have used
The Beacon Group's services to grow their thriving businesses.
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System, contact Kyle Couch at 1-866-240-3948 or

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