Jennifer Loftus Honored by Gotham Comedy Foundation

National Director Jennifer Loftus is being honored with the 2014 Gotham Comedy Foundation Lifetime Ambassador of Laughter Award! Please join the festivities on September 17th for a fun evening while helping others! Visit http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=163029&cart for more information and to register.

Jennifer Loftus Featured in IT Recruiting Infographic

National Director Jennifer Loftus is a contributor to Infusive Solutions' latest publication, The Cheat Codes to Beating Software Development Interview Processes, which has recently been turned into an infographic.  The infographic leads job candidates through several levels of interviews in a format similar to those experienced in video games.  Jennifer explores level 1 interviews with the Human Resources professional.

To view the infographic, visit http://www.infusivesolutions.com/blog/bid/103164/Infographic-How-to-Beat-the-Software-Interview.

Jennifer Loftus Featured in IT Recruiting Guide

National Director Jennifer Loftus is a contributing author to Infusive Solutions' latest publication, The Cheat Codes to Beating Software Development Interview Processes.  The guide leads job candidates through several levels of interviews in a format similar to those experienced in video games.  Jennifer explores level 1 interviews with the Human Resources professional.

To obtain your copy of the resource, visit http://www.infusivesolutions.com/the-cheat-codes-to-beating-software-development-interview-processes

Jennifer Loftus to Lead Webcast on Gaining PHR and SPHR Certification

On October 3, National Director Jennifer Loftus will partner with Elizabeth Moore, PHR of the Holmes Corporation, to lead a webcast entitled How to Prep for the PHR/SPHR Exam with the SHRM Learning System.  Attendees will receive tips on preparing for the HR Certification Institute’s PHR and SPHR exams, as well as find out how the SHRM Learning System can boost test preparation efforts. Note: This webcast does not qualify for recertification credit. To register for the webinar, which is free to SHRM members, visit this website:

http://mp163422.cdn.mediaplatform.com/163422/wc/mp/4000/15466/21712/28671/Lobby/default.htm

Astron Solutions welcomes MKA Executive Planners as a Strategic Business Partner

For more than forty years, MKA has been at the forefront of retirement income planning for executives, business owners and professionals. For more information please visit www.mkaplanners.com.

Jennifer Loftus Quoted by US News and World Report

National Director Jennifer Loftus was recently quoted in the US News and World Report article 4 Reasons Your Resume is Thrown in the Trash (And How to Pull It Out).  The article explores potholes job seekers encounter when applying for positions, and ways to avoid them.

Visit http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/30/4-reasons-your-rsum-is-thrown-in-the-trash-and-how-to-pull-it-out to read the entire article.

Jennifer Loftus Quoted in New Story on Inc.com

Inc.com recently quoted National Director Jennifer Loftus in the article How to Interview a Recent Grad.  The article succinctly provides tips interviewing candidates who are new to the job search process.

You can visit http://www.inc.com/julie-strickland/interviewing-new-grads.html?nav=river to read the complete article.  

Jennifer Loftus Quoted by Inc.com

Inc.com recently quoted National Director Jennifer Loftus in the article 6 Secrets to Writing the Perfect Job Description.  The article succinctly provides tips and best practices for writing job descriptions that attract talent, and debunks some common job description myths.

You can visit http://www.inc.com/julie-strickland/crafting-the-perfect-job-posting.html to read the complete article.  

Jennifer Loftus to Lead Webcast on Gaining PHR and SPHR Certification

On October 3, National Director Jennifer Loftus will partner with Elizabeth Moore, PHR of the Holmes Corporation, to lead a webcast entitled Increase Your Changes of Passing the PHR and SPHR Exam.  Attendees will receive tips on preparing for the HR Certification Institute’s PHR and SPHR exams, as well as find out how the SHRM Learning System can boost test preparation efforts. Note: This webcast does not qualify for recertification credit. To register for the webinar, which is free to SHRM members, visit this website: http://mp163422.cdn.mediaplatform.com/163422/wc/mp/4000/15466/15489/18824/Lobby/default.htm

Jennifer Loftus Awarded HR/NY's Brieger Award

Each year HR/NY, the New York City SHRM Chapter, bestows the Brieger Award on a Board member who has contributed to HR/NY's success.  National Director Jennifer Loftus was recently named the 2012 receipient of the Brieger Award, for her work as the chapter's President from July 2010 - June 2012.  "What an honor to be recognized by my peers.  It has been my pleasure to serve the New York City Human Resources community during the last two years."

Jennifer was shocked when named this year's recipient.  Her fellow Board members kept her nomination and selection a well-guareded secret!

Jennifer Loftus Featured on ABCNews Now

National Director Jennifer Loftus was featured on today's HR Confidential segment on the ABCNews Now channel.  She and other HR professionals explored the topic of thank you notes following job interviews.

Missed the segment's broadcast?  You can watch it on ABCNews' website:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/video/job-hunting-tips-truth-notes-16108501

Jennifer Loftus Quoted in this Month's HR Magazine

Attention HR Magazine readers!  National Director Jennifer Loftus is quoted in this month's issue.  Turn to page 61 for the story "Here's the Deal" by David Tobenkin.  The article explores the use of discount programs to provide employees with an additional low-cost benefit.

Jennifer Loftus Featured in The Work Style Magazine Article

National Director Jennifer Loftus was recently quoted in an article regarding the Costa Concordia disaster, published by Europe's The Work Style Magazine.  To access a copy of the article, which includes insights from contributors from around the globe, please click here.

Jennifer Loftus to Present to NAAAHR-GNY on January 24

On Tuesday, January 24th National Director Jennifer Loftus will present to the Greater New York chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR-GNY) on HR Certification – Demystifying the Process and Understanding the Benefits.  Visit http://www.naaahr-gny.org/events/ to learn more about the event or to register.

Astron Solutions Noted in January 2012 Issue of HR Magazine

Attention readers of HR Magazine!  Please be sure to see Astron Solutions listed on page 46 of the January 2012 issue.  Astron Solutions was a corporate sponsor of the SHRM Foundation's 2011 activities.  The SHRM Foundation supports scholarships and research in the HR field.  To make your 2012 contribution or to learn more, please visit www.shrmfoundation.org.

Jennifer Loftus Featured on Today's Coach Chat Radio

National Director Jennifer Loftus will be the guest on today's Coach Chat Radio!  Coach Chat Radio is a weekly broadcast sponsored by the International Coaching Federation - New York City Chapter (ICF-NYC).  You can listen via the internet by logging on to http://www.icfnycchapter.org/events_radio.php.

Jennifer Loftus Quoted in this Month's HR Magazine

Readers of HR Magazine, be sure to look for National Director Jennifer Loftus! She is quoted in the article Specialization Pays, on page 28 of the December 2011 issue.

Astron Solutions Awarded Contract with Premier, Inc.

In June 2011, Premier, Inc. awarded Astron Solutions a three-year contract to provide our consulting services & Flare™ modules at discounted rates to Premier members.  Premier is the leading purchasing group for healthcare organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico.  “The entire Astron team is excited & honored by this development.  Partnering with Premier confirms our commitment to the healthcare market,” stated National Director Michael Maciekowich. 

We will be sending out more information regarding the Premier arrangement shortly.  Please stay tuned to learn how you may benefit from this new arrangement!

Astron Solutions has an online community

In today’s economy, having a strong network is more important than ever. The more people you know, the easier it is to access quick insights regarding current HR issues, referrals on potential vendors, and job openings. Instead of building your network yourself, let us do the work for you through My HR Website! 

Visit www.myhrwebsite.com today for more information and to sign up!

Astron Solutions Talent Management System

Do you need a talent management system, but think you can’t afford the cost? Think again!

Astron Solutions’ web-based talent management system has the functionality you need at an affordable price. With our system, you can conduct varied activities throughout the employee life cycle, including pre-employment testing, performance management, merit increase distributions, employee feedback, succession planning, and organizational exit. The component modular structure allows you the flexibility to choose the tools you need. You can add modules easily at any time in the future.

To protect your sensitive data, our talent management system uses both SSL and PGP encryption, along with multiple password protections. Off-site servers are maintained, and daily data backups are made.

The only software you’ll need is a web-browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox, to access a wealth of information easily and effectively.

Visit www.easyeval.com, and click on the login button on the top of the screen. On the login page, enter demo as the response for each question: organization, user name, and password.

If you lose an employee earning $50,000 a year, you’re incurring a turnover cost of at least $25,000. Invest the hidden cost of turnover into your talent management system, and enjoy the fiscal and emotional returns on investment.

Astron in the News

Have you seen Astron Solutions on TV? In case you missed it, Astron was featured on the New Jersey Network nightly news on Wednesday, January 7th for participating in the Rutgers Job Fair. You can see a side profile of Brendan speaking with a potential candidate around the 20:00 marker. And if you have a sharp eye, around the 20:15 marker, Steve is in the background of the interview being shot speaking with another candidate. The career fair was a blast, and we wish to all of those in attendance good luck.

Recently, Astron Solutions team members have been quoted for our compensation expertise during this economic situation.

Advice for compensation strategies in an down economy.

Keeping salaries up in a down economy and weathering the economic storm successfully.

Compensating employees proves challenging in recession.