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Next year's recruiting headlines, trends and next practices
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If you are going to be strategic, you must be forward-looking. Obviously, forward-looking people stay aware of current trends. Benchmarking and learning about what is happening today is certainly valuable. However, identifying well-established best practices forces recruiting leaders into a game of catch-up. A clearly superior approach is a forward-looking one that identifies upcoming "next practices." Identifying them early on gives you time to implement them long before your competitor may even find out about them. More

For IT staff firms winning state contracts, riches
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A small group of Capital Region staffing and consulting businesses stand to earn tens of millions of dollars over the next several years after the Cuomo administration overhauled the way state agencies hire computer programming and software engineering contractors. More

Staffing industry growth 'plodding along'
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Trends in professional staffing were more favorable than in commercial staffing, but results from Staffing Industry Analysts' new Pulse Survey indicate that staffing industry growth continues to plod along. In temporary staffing, month-over-month revenue trends slipped to "widespread" improvement in September from "very widespread" in August. More

Lawsuit against South Dakota governor over staffing contracts dismissed
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A circuit court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard that sought to invalidate a $5 million contract that the state awarded to a national recruiting firm earlier this year. Judge Mark Barnett dismissed the suit, writing that the plaintiffs in the case did not present enough facts to support their legal theories for why the contract with Manpower violated state law. The lawsuit was brought in April by local staffing agencies that argued the contract with Manpower violated the state and federal laws and the U.S. Constitution. More

Editors of HR Executive honor Monster with HR Product of the Year Award for SeeMore™
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Monster has announced that SeeMore™ — the world’s first cloud-based semantic search and analytics recruiting platform — was named one of the top products of 2012 by Human Resource Executive magazine. More

Manpower CEO: 'Wage scar' threatens US labor recovery
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A "wage scar" caused by workers accepting lower pay could slow the pace of U.S. economic recovery for years to come, the chief executive of global staffing services company ManpowerGroup said recently. More

How a strong relationship with your staffing firm can strengthen your recruiting
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Your staffing agency should be much more than an order taker. Instead, an effective agency can serve as a partner to a company, creating a relationship that develops over time, similar to those with other professional partners you may have whom you rely on for advice when making a business decision. More

Study highlights candidate behavior
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According to a recent study conducted by CareerBuilder, the job search behavior of today's candidates is continuously changing, and what candidate behavior really boils down to is digital behavior. The study suggests job searches are now all conducted digitally, with candidates consulting nearly 15 different resources per job search before they even decide to apply for a job: 81 percent research on social and professional networks, 74 percent read news about the company online, and 74 percent explore the company's website. So, by the time candidates get to the application process, they are already engaged and interested in the opportunity with the company to which they're applying. More


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