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NYSA Staffing Industry Update
'Temp' jobs looking more permanent
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While the job market remains sluggish, temporary work is one area that's done very well in the economic recovery. Companies are keeping their temps longer and are even using them to fill professional and high-ranking positions. Temporary work was once considered a leading indicator for the job market — a harbinger of improved prospects for people seeking permanent positions. But in this recovery, staffing agencies say fewer employers are taking temps onboard as permanent workers. More

Labor department: More New Yorkers entering workforce
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Unemployment rates for June show higher numbers across the board, according to a report from the New York State Department of Labor. However, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9 percent, with nearly 7 percent more people entering the workforce year-over-year. More

Spinning your wheels? Mix up your recruiting strategy
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As we all know, referrals and outreach are the tickets to finding top talent — so what should you do if you are not getting traction on a particular search? Modify your recruiting strategy to get different results. Here's how. More

Show me the money! Top 10 revenue impacts of a great hiring process
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Many people are surprised to learn that in growing corporations, recruiting can have the highest revenue impact of any HR function. Like sports and entertainment, there is a tremendous financial boost that comes with hiring top talent like LeBron James or George Clooney. More disrupts recruitment with social power    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Herman Manson writes, "Greg Schneider has launched a startup that taps into networks of friends to bypass recruitment agents and crowd-source candidates for positions in the marketing and technology industries. Schneider's new recruitment platform,, allows businesses to place recruitment positions on the site — alongside a bounty. The payoff is doled out in thirds to, to the person recommending the hire and to the new hire himself/herself." More

The Catch-22 of criminal background check guidance
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Though employers have had a few months now to become familiar with the U.S. Equal Employment Occupation Commission's guidance on the use of criminal background checks, questions and confusion about how best to respond have only grown. More

Foursquare offers recruiters a slew of new tools
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No matter your take on privacy, people are using services like Foursquare to track their check-ins, get perks and let their friends know their whereabouts. And some companies are using location-based services to source and recruit. Until now, the way to use it was sort of clumsy. But Foursquare has added some new features that should make any sourcer's mouth water a bit. More

Ovation offers small-biz hiring app
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Ovation Technologies launched Ovation, a mobile and cloud-based social recruiting application designed specifically for the needs of small- and medium-size businesses. The new app is designed to make it easier and more affordable for small businesses to find the best employees anytime, anywhere in an increasingly competitive job market. More

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