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Quick Takes January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007
Diversity Spending: Driven largely by increased globalization, about 22 percent of employers plan to boost spending ondiversity initiatives in 2007, according to Boston-based Novations Group.
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Outsourcing: BOutsourcing is on the rise, even though companies are reluctant to sign high-dollar contracts that extend for years, according to a market report by consulting firm TPI of the Woodlands, Texas.
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"Tech Neck": Employee ailments that derive from use of technology tools apparently is fueling a growing business at upscale spas, at least in New York City.
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Jaws & Jobs: JobServe of Essex, England has acquired JobShark Corp., which operates Jobshark.com,a job board.
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Vendor Roundup: LawDepot.com, a division of Sequiter Inc. in Desert Hot Springs, California, has made available an online template for customizing employee evaluations.
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