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NYSA Staffing Industry Update

Power seller: The 5 percent rule
Staffing Industry Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Any staffing industry insider knows that the biggest decision you can make is where to allocate your time. Whether you work for a two-person staffing firm or a multistate operation servicing hundreds of clients, you have choices to make every day. Every staffing firm employee needs to sell in one capacity or another, and understanding the "5 percent rule" is an important part of this. More

Recruiting software giant Bullhorn sold to equity firm
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Bullhorn, the software company that powers much of the staffing and SMB recruiting market, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. In the past several months, Bullhorn has added 40 employees and now has 201. "We are continuing to staff up," CEO and founder Art Papas said, with plans to grow geographically. More

New York's economic recovery continues to add jobs
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New York State's private sector continues steady growth while the labor force expands at a rapid pace, the state Labor Department reported. New York state's economy added 6,100 private sector jobs, or 0.1 percent, in May.
Related: New York adds 9,300 temp jobs (Staffing Industry Analysts)

Avoid titles in fee agreements
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A discrepancy over job titles and classifications can be a problem for staffing firms trying to collect appropriate fees. The best way to prevent trouble is to make sure your fee agreements don't use job titles. More

New York poised to establish most stringent standards in nation
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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have announced an agreement on legislation that will establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting people with special needs and disabilities. The legislation creates a new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, an initiative that will transform how the state protects the more than 1 million New Yorkers in state-operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs. More

Groups oppose draft standard on value of human capital
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A draft standard developed by the Society for Human Resource Management, intended to help investors evaluate the worth of a company's human capital, is causing controversy among human resources professionals who claim the standard will be burdensome to companies and irrelevant to investors. More

What's wrong with job boards?
Boolean Black Belt-Sourcing/Recruiting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is a strong, ongoing belief in the staffing industry that job boards offer only low-quality candidates and have limited value. But Glen Cathey begs to differ: "I am taking the time to offer a different point of view, as well as leverage statistics to prove the job boards have the same percentage of 'A' players as LinkedIn or any other source of hire." More

Considerations on selecting an RPO provider
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At one time viewed with a skeptical eye (just as MSPs for human capital were 15 years ago), recruitment process outsourcing has come into its own and indisputably is on the rise among a wide swath of industries. More

Does salary equal success?
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Money may not be able to buy you class, but apparently it can buy you success. A new study from CareerBuilder looked at just how much money American workers feel they need to make in order to consider themselves successful — and the results might come as a surprise to some. More

Study: Overworked executives looking for new jobs
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Overworked executives could be on the hunt for greener pastures, new research suggests. A survey by the senior-level executive network ExecuNet found that 57 percent of recruiters rate executive workloads very high, with an additional 25 percent believing it's the highest they've ever seen. More

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