The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2009-12-10T01:52:29Z Employers still uneasy as rate of jobs growth slows – IPA Recruitment 2009-12-10T01:52:29Z employers-still-uneasy-as-rate-of-jobs-growth-slows-ipa-recruitment The pace of employment growth slowed during November, with the latest monthly data from IPA, one of Australia’s largest recruitment firms, showing job vacancies increased 3.4 per cent compared to 6.2 per cent in October. Notwithstanding, November recorded the highest volume of job vacancies in 12 months. On a state basis, job vacancies rose in all states except Queensland. After four consecutive months of growth, national job ads posted by IPA decreased 23.7 per cent in November. On a state basis, all states recorded decreases. Rabieh Krayem, CEO of IPA, said the jobs growth was mostly in temporary and casual roles, reflecting the typical seasonal trend where employers hire more casual positions rather than add permanent labour costs to the bottom line as end of year activity slows. “While the job vacancy figures indicate the labour market continues to improve, there’s still a degree of unease among employers,” Krayem said. “Many are wondering if we’re through the worst, or will we see another dip?” “The decrease in jobs ads can be attributed to still relatively weak conditions in permanent recruitment. Businesses are reluctant to put on full time staff at this time of year, but rather wait until the New Year to increase permanent head count,” Krayem said. Krayem said recruitment firms like IPA had grown a large candidate database over the past few months to tap into instead of placing jobs ads. “In July there was an average of 16 people applying for each job ad, which fell to 12 in November. Many employees are also sitting tight in their current role and willing to ride out what’s left of the year,” Krayem said. IPA data revealed demand for labour grew in sectors including retail and hospitality, with mining experiencing a big boost thanks to positive growth in the coal sector. “January and February is typically a very telling time to get a barometer of employer and employee intentions. There’s always a lot of movement in these months given workers return from holidays keen to change jobs and businesses ramp up for the year,” Krayem said. Former Hitwise CEO joins ADWEB 2009-11-30T02:23:44Z former-hitwise-ceo-joins-adweb Media releaseFor immediate release Former Hitwise CEO joins ADWEB Melbourne, Australia: Monday 30 November 2009: The former CEO of Hitwise, Andrew Walsh, has joined Melbourne software house THE ADWEB Agency as Executive Chairman, following the high profile US $260M sale of Hitwise in 2007. Walsh returned to Australia from the U.S. in January 2008 following the conclusion of the sale and has had his eyes open for his next major business venture since. He cites his hobby as building companies which he describes as, “The best job in the world.” In his new role with ADWEB, Walsh will focus on the expansion of the company’s flagship software solution – Intranet DASHBOARD – across international markets with a focus on North America. Launched in 2004, Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) is an intranet, extranet or portal solution that’s currently used by over 800 companies worldwide including Shell, Audi, Jetstar and Panasonic. Commenting on the opportunity, Walsh said, “I was attracted to iD because it’s a proven product with a global customer base, has existing profitability and a great team on board, which combine to give it a very solid base to build from.” “iD’s ability to scale from SOHOs to multinationals and be delivered in a host of different languages makes its addressable market every organisation with employees globally,” he explained. “When you think about it this way, the opportunity for growth is significant.” Walsh is currently embarking on a 100 day review of the ADWEB business and will also be working closely with the company’s existing partner community in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and U.S. to understand the opportunities that exist for this channel. Over 50 per cent of Intranet DASHBOARD’s revenues currently come from offshore, up from approximately 40 per cent in the 2008 financial year. The company has twice been commended as one of Victoria’s most outstanding export success stories at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (2008 & 2009) and this year, also scooped the top prize for Export Excellence at the CeBIT Australia Business Awards. Connie Pandos, co-founder and director of ADWEB said, “We’ve achieved a lot in our 14 years but have big aspirations for the future, so it’s incredibly exciting to have someone with Andrew’s experience and terrific sense of judgment on the team to help us carve out this new chapter,” Pandos added. Under Andrew Walsh’s leadership, Hitwise grew from a Melbourne base to become a global player in the internet measurement space with over 1,500 enterprise customers and operations in six countries. Hitwise was consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte. The sale of Hitwise was one of the most successful exits of an Australian private technology company. Before joining Hitwise, Walsh held the position of COO with ASX listed internet company Sausage Software Limited from 1992 to 1996 where he worked with the then CEO to rapidly grow the business via merger and acquisition. In addition to his current role as Executive Chairman with ADWEB, Walsh also sits on the board of ASX listed Melbourne IT Limited and is an investor in several internet companies in Australia and the U.S. For further information about The ADWEB Agency or Intranet DASHBOARD visit adweb.com.au or intranetdashboard.com. -ends- iSOFT selects Intranet DASHBOARD for global rollout 2009-10-29T01:20:48Z isoft-selects-intranet-dashboard-for-global-rollout Melbourne, Australia: Thursday 29 October 2009 – iSOFT, a leading global provider of healthcare IT solutions, has selected Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) as its new group-wide communications platform for its 4,700 employees located across the globe. iSOFT selected iD to replace several existing intranet systems following its merger with IBA Health two years ago. iD was evaluated against a number of other solutions in the market and was chosen for its ease-of-use, cost-effectiveness and because it offered iSOFT a large number of useful applications straight out of the box. CIO Martin Wilkinson said the need for a new group-wide intranet was recognised at all levels and across all operational areas of the company because of the need to build a strong sense of unity and corporate culture among iSOFT employees. “Our new intranet will be the single most important internal communications channel that the company will have at its disposal,” he said. “It will put key information within easy reach of all our employees from a single site and replace the various intranets that currently exist within the group. “It will greatly increase the level of information sharing and open up new collaboration opportunities, which should have a positive impact on the performance of employees and the company as a whole.” The creation of the new site has given iSOFT a valuable opportunity to carry out a complete review of its intranet strategy and decide, in an innovative way, how content should best be presented on the new system, rather than purely migrating content across from their existing intranet sites. The company is training about 40 sub-site administrators and content editors who will be responsible for creating and updating content relating to their specific areas of the iSOFT business, ensuring that the intranet reflects the activities of each business function and regional business unit. It will be available in multiple languages to reflect the global nature of iSOFT’s business. Connie Pandos, co-founder and director of Intranet DASHBOARD, said an increasing number of companies were choosing iD to help govern their internal communications following a merger or acquisition. “iD helps bring order to the chaos. When two companies come together there’s usually an enormous amount of information that needs to be brought under control. This is what iD does best. Combined with its price tag and feature-rich toolkit, it’s a great option.” Intranet DASHBOARD has helped over 800 organisations worldwide streamline their business processes and improve internal communications including Jetstar, Shell, Audi and Panasonic. For further information visit www.intranetdashboard.com. -ends- About Intranet DASHBOARD Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) delivers an all in one, pain free approach towards building and managing your intranet, extranet or portal. iD satisfies the needs of management, IT, and the rest of the business with an extensive suite of powerful tools and applications ready to go, straight out of the box. iD takes ease of use to the next level, with wizard based processes and drag and drop functionality ensuring all users will embrace iD, regardless of their technical nous. For more information visit www.intranetdashboard.com. The ADWEB Agency rewarded for export excellence 2009-10-27T02:53:00Z the-adweb-agency-rewarded-for-export-excellence The ADWEB Agency rewarded for export excellence Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2009 recognise export success of flagship product Intranet DASHBOARD At an exclusive cocktail reception at Government House on Wednesday 21 October,The ADWEB Agency was recognised for the exceptional export success of its multi-award winning intranet, extranet and portal software solution, Intranet DASHBOARD (iD). The ADWEB Agency took out The Commendation Award for outstanding export achievements in Information and Communication Technology in a competitive field of over 1,200 highly successful Victorian exporters. The Governor of Victoria Export Awards celebrate export success, and ADWEB has been formally recognised among Australia’s top exporters for the second consecutive year. “It’s a great achievement to again be acknowledged as one of Victoria’s most outstanding export success stories. We’re proud to be a Melbourne company making waves on the global stage and have plans to expand our global reach and capitalise on our success to date", saidConnie Pandos, co-founder and Director ofIntranet DASHBOARD. The ADWEB Agency has increased its sales of Intranet DASHBOARD globally year-on-year since its launch in 2004, with the export market currently generating over 50% of total revenue. Intranet DASHBOARD now reaches more than five million users across 800 companies in 65 countries around the world, including 18 Fortune 500 companies. Ms Pandos puts the success down to the cost-effective, feature rich nature of the solution. "iD provides a fully featured, cost effective alternative when your company can't entertain a couple of hundred thousand dollars for an intranet, extranet or portal solution, which is welcome news when budgets are under pressure," said Ms Pandos. Now in its 30th year, the Export Awards seek to identify and reward Australian businesses incorporating innovative export strategies and expert execution to successfully take Australian-made to the global stage. -ends- Media enquiries: Carla Carafa Keep Left PR on behalf of Intranet DASHBOARD Tel: +61 3 9510 3910 Mob: +61 413 106 506 Email: carla@keepleftpr.com.au About Intranet DASHBOARD Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) delivers an all in one, pain free approach towards building and managing your intranet, extranet or portal. iD satisfies the needs of management, IT, and the rest of the business with an extensive suite of powerful tools and applications ready to go, straight out of the box. iD takes ease of use to the next level, with wizard based processes and drag and drop functionality ensuring all users will embrace iD, regardless of their technical nous. For more information visit www.intranetdashboard.com. Kathmandu chooses Intranet DASHBOARD over SharePoint in "no brainer" 2009-07-06T02:24:57Z kathmandu-chooses-intranet-dashboard-over-sharepoint-in-no-brainer Melbourne, Australia – Outdoor clothing retailer Kathmandu has implemented Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) across its 80 stores in Australia, New Zealand and the UK to improve internal communications through more timely and efficient information sharing. Kathmandu selected the iD communications platform over SharePoint, after discovering it offered most the features it needed straight out of the box, for a fraction of the price. Bryan Moore, General Manager of Information Systems at Kathmandu, commented: “We discovered iD on the internet and lined it up against SharePoint to find it offered significantly more value for money. It was also much less complex making our decision a no-brainer.” Following Kathmandu’s sale three years ago, internal communications was identified as a key issue for the business. The company was primarily using phone and fax to communicate with its remote staff, which was proving difficult and at times ineffective. It wanted to be able to deliver simple, consistent management communications to its retailers. “The intranet lets us channel information to our stores through the one gateway and governs the style and timing of our communications,” Moore said. “It provides a huge opportunity for us to engage with the sales force. Ultimately, we wanted to make sure that everyone is on the same page and aware of promotions, events and related activities. iD gives us one version of the truth.” The new intranet is also operating as a business intelligence tool by enabling it to gather more feedback and data from its 80 stores. “iD has tools inbuilt that allow us to take timely feedback from our sales force and provide a holistic view of business activity.” Phase 1 of the iD rollout has gone live with a second phase to follow in a few months time, which will see further functionality introduced into the Kathmandu intranet. Staff feedback to date has been very positive, with an initial survey revealing 60 per cent of employees rate the new intranet as fantastic. Connie Pandos, co-founder and director of Intranet DASHBOARD, said customers were increasingly selecting iD over SharePoint because they find SharePoint to be too expensive and complex. “iD is quickly developing a reputation as the affordable SharePoint alternative among our customers. Our latest version of the software – iD 3.0 – provides a fully featured, cost effective alternative when your company can’t entertain a couple of hundred thousand dollars for an intranet, extranet or portal solution, which is welcomed news when budgets are under pressure.” Intranet DASHBOARD has helped over 800 organisations worldwide streamline their business processes and improve internal communications including Jetstar, Shell, Audi, SEEK and Panasonic. For further information visit www.intranetdashboard.com. -ends- Media enquiries: Carla Carafa and Sarah Stokely Keep Left PR on behalf of Intranet DASHBOARD Tel: +61 3 9510 3910 Mob: +61 413 106 506 (Carla) / +61 403 800 991 (Sarah) Email: carla@keepleftpr.com.au / sarah@keepleftpr.com.au About Intranet DASHBOARD Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) delivers an all in one, pain free approach towards building and managing your intranet, extranet or portal. iD satisfies the needs of management, IT, and the rest of the business, with an extensive suite of powerful tools and applications ready to go, out of the box. iD takes ease of use to the next level, with wizard based processes and drag and drop functionality ensuring all users will embrace iD, regardless of their technical nous. iD has helped over 800 clients worldwide including Shell International, Audi, Adidas, Jetstar, Panasonic and Fox Sports streamline their business processes and improve communication. About Kathmandu Kathmandu has 45 stores Australia, 31 in New Zealand and six in the UK.