e-biz in brief: interview candidates the virtual way

The latest version of Talking CV allows employers to access virtual interviews with candidates. Recruiters can see and hear job applicants answering a number of structured pre-set questions via the Internet. When there are several interviews complete, the data can be uploaded to a secure site.


FT Knowledge buys up The Forum

FT Knowledge is acquiring The Forum Corporation, a leading US training company, for £60m. Forum provides training to more than 130 of the Fortune 500 companies in leadership, management, sales, customer service and brand development and is also used for outsourcing.


Meet your match with profile method

Mightymatch is a new on-line IT recruitment product developed by Corporate Dynamics and Oracle Corporation. Its profile-matching system that claims to be far more accurate than the keyword matching system. If a member of staff is hired, a 5 per cent recruitment fee applies.


On-line dominates worldwide expo

On-line delivery methods for learning dominate this year’s World Open Learning Conference and Exhibition, at the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 October. Exhibitors include Netdecisions, which is launching an on-line career management service, sqearenation.com, Limerick-based e-learning company Prime Learning and Israel-based Interwise.


Site helps to decide on cash or car costs

Employees can compare the “cash or car” cost issues courtesy of a new personal tax planner web site. Users can also request competitive Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) quotes from four independent leasing companies. Intranet and extranet versions can be developed for companies with more than 100 cars.


Win prizes with e-business excellence

There is one week left to enter Computer Weekly’s E-Business Excellence awards. The judges are looking for individuals who can show they have significantly increased profit or reduced costs and used technology for real business benefit. First prize is a £25,000 Lotus Elise. Contact Glen Sullivan on 020-8652 8581.


Radical changes to on-line recruitment

Aspire is a new set of ability tests developed by Cambridge-based Human.IT which claims to radically enhance the on-line recruitment process. Human.IT has combined neuropsychology with information technology to enable a cognitive or mental ability profile to be developed via a set of on-line tasks. You can try the tests yourself at the web site.


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