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How Instagram enhances social media recruiting
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the worth of a thousand pictures. With the explosion of mobile technology, it's now easier than ever to tell your company story with photos. And with Instagram, you can do it in a snap. More

Labor Department shows more new jobs than predicted
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Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 163,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment rose in manufacturing, professional and business services, food services and drinking places. More

Survey: Recruiters' new challenge is the 'actively passive' candidate
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Recruiters need to move beyond a focus on active or passive candidates, according to a recent poll by online recruiter Webrecruit, which found 41 percent of employees, while not actively looking for a job, were curious about opportunities they saw before them and are more commonly referred to as the actively passive. More

Matching veterans to open positions
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Anyone who has been unemployed in the current economy knows that finding a job can be a lengthy, stress-filled process. For the men and women returning home after fighting on the front lines for our country, the market is even tougher. Organizations should consider the positive aspects of hiring former service members and include military members in their hiring plans. More

New laws protect temp workers in Massachusetts
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Temporary staffing agencies in Massachusetts must provide day workers with such basic job information as rate of pay and job descriptions under a bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick in August. The law, which goes into effect in January, also prohibits agencies from charging certain fees that could drive a worker's pay below the minimum wage, including the cost of registering with the staffing agency or for performing a criminal record check. In addition, staffing agencies must reimburse any worker sent to a job only to find no work is available. More

TalentFusion acquires Pennsylvania RPO provider
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TalentFusion, a Boston-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing, announced it has acquired Augustine Inc., a provider of RPO services based in Harrisburg, Penn. It is the first in a series of planned acquisitions for TalentFusion. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. More

Employment-trends gauge ticks upward in July
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A gauge of employment trends ticked higher in July, signaling that jobs growth may continue during the next few months, but at a slow rate, according to a monthly labor-market report released Aug. 6 by the Conference Board. "There is no reason to expect employers to rapidly expand their workforce in the current economic environment," said Gad Levanon, macroeconomic research director at the Conference Board. More

Large employers predict 7 percent hike in health care costs
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Large employers expect their health insurance costs will increase 7 percent next year, according to a survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health. "Rising health care costs continue to plague employers at an alarming rate," said Helen Darling, the association's president and CEO. "Although cost increases have stabilized somewhat, they are still on a higher base from last year and are simply not sustainable, especially when our nation's economy and workers' wages are virtually flat and everybody is struggling." More

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