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Sources: Facebook job board coming this summer
Dow Jones Newswires via NASDAQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Facebook Inc. is planning to launch its own job board later this summer, said people familiar with the matter. The board will aggregate the job postings of third-party providers, making them available for search by Facebook users. While sources said the new effort doesn't yet signal Facebook is making a full-blown entry into the recruiting market, it does represent more of a threat to other professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, should the social networking giant get more serious about the project. More

The 5 W's of recruitment video
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When it comes to recruitment, more employers are making online video a key component of their marketing mix. Companies are using this medium to attract better candidates, strengthen employer brand and improve efficiency for recruiters selling talent on what the company has to offer. If you're new to the idea of using online video for employment branding, here's recruitment video in a nutshell. More

'Obamacare' ruling spurs local health startups
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The court ruling on President Barack Obama's health reform law has delivered a vote of confidence to a New York City industry abuzz with innovation: health care technology. Entrepreneurs already were working to update the highly regulated health care industry, which has lagged in adopting new technology, with tools to make services from clinical testing to patient monitoring more consumer-oriented and economical. Now, the health care law demands those improvements of hospitals, doctors and even pharmaceutical companies, and New York startups are hoping to provide solutions. More

New York gets federal funds for job training
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New York has received $6.4 million in federal funding, the largest of its kind in the country, to implement job training programs statewide, officials announced. The grant comes from the Department of Labor, which awarded New York $3.4 million in 2011, resulting in 543 hires by 308 businesses, officials said. The training must take place at a business location in New York and must be used for a worker of at least 30 hours a week, officials said. More

Path.To expands job service to New York, Boston, Chicago
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Just as LinkedIn was unofficially branded "Facebook for jobs," Florida-based Path.To is being dubbed "eHarmony for jobs" for its method of connecting businesses with compatible tech employees. Following a successful launch in Silicon Valley, the service is now expanding to the cities that need it most. More

Companies face talent challenges in emerging markets
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Emerging market multinationals are struggling to build effective international management teams as they grapple with cultural differences, conflicting internal perceptions of talent management, difficulties in balancing global and local talent and a lack of a reliable leadership pipeline. More

More and more Americans taking skilled jobs in Canada
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Skilled U.S. workers are heading to Canada in ever greater numbers, driven out by high unemployment at home and tempted by job shortages in key sectors like Alberta's growing energy sector. More

How do you hire for attitude?
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What do companies like Southwest Airlines, Ritz-Carlton and Zappos have in common? They hire for attitude and train for skill as part of their hiring process. It's a simple mantra, but one that has a profound effect on how to successfully recruit and select new employees. During their hiring process, these companies weigh "attitudinal" characteristics very heavily. More

It doesn't pay for employees to be workaholics
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Working long hours was once the norm for Americans in the workforce, but with the help of technology, working around the clock is becoming the new epidemic. Though you may secretly be jumping for joy because your employees are constantly on call and tending to clients' needs at all hours, the relationship of time and productivity does not correlate over the long term. More

Fewer workers cross border, creating US farm labor shortage
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On more than 10,000 acres of drained swampland in western New York, Maureen Torrey's family farm grows an assortment of vegetables in the dark, nutrient-rich soil known as "Elba muck." Like other farms in the area, Torrey Farms Inc. depends on seasonal labor to pick, package and ship its produce throughout the nation. With the peak harvest season at hand, Torrey's concerns about a labor shortage are growing. More

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