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Talent at the speed of now
HRO Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sue Marks writes, "Now that we finally are hiring again, what does innovation mean to recruiting? Some of you have heard of a 'hackathon' in the IT world: an event that involves unrestricted, collaborative computer programming. We need some of that unbridled, high-paced thinking in recruiting — or talent acquisition, as I like to call it — because that implies a broader value chain." More

State of New York, public employee union agree to labor contract
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a contract agreement with the state’s second-largest public employee union that freezes wages for three years, increases worker health care contributions and averts 700 firings scheduled to begin soon. More

Hiring expected to pick up, growth to be slow in second half
The Associated Press via Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Economists increasingly expect hiring to pick up in the second half of the year, even as overall growth likely will be slow. In a quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economists released in July, 43 percent of respondents said their firms likely will increase employment in the next six months, up 3 percentage points from a similar survey done in April and the highest number in a year. More

Pre-turnaround hiring strategy allows you to hire when there is no competition
ERE    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize when business revenues are down, it doesn't make sense to carry out a large-scale recruiting effort. But if you're smart, you know when an economic turnaround begins, the competition for talent will be fierce. Starting a major recruiting effort too early or too late can have negative consequences. More

Survey: Boomers not interested in traditional retirement
Workforce Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fully 65 percent of respondents in a recent survey said they would prefer to have some work during retirement. The statement particularly resonated among participants ages 55 to 64, 77 percent of whom agreed they would like to work in retirement. More

How to hire workers for crummy jobs
Entrepreneur via BNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite the higher U.S. unemployment rate, some business owners have difficulty recruiting employees for certain jobs. More

Survey shows conditions worsened for New York manufacturers
Rochester Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Conditions for New York manufacturers deteriorated for a second consecutive month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows. More
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