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Freelancers aren't freeloaders, new research submits
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The traditional image of the non-traditional employee isn't entirely a positive one. If a staff member is only on a short-term contract, the thinking goes that he or she isn't personally invested in the company. A recent study has turned this assumption on its head, showing that contractors are just as committed as long-term employees. More

Temporary physician assistants and nurse practitioners: The next big thing
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Health care in the United States is characterized by a variety of constants. Among these are a growing demand for health care services, increased complexity of care, rising costs, and a shortage of health care professionals. The shortage of nurses, physicians, therapists, dentists and other clinicians has given rise to another constant — the growing use of temporary providers who move from one assignment to another. More

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Staffing Index climbs in November
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Staffing employment in November is up 4.2 percent from the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index value for the month of November is 96, indicating that staffing employment is approximately 0.7 percent higher than that reported for October. More

Companies won't need to report temps
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Plans have been dropped for a proposed requirement that public companies disclose the number of contingent workers they use and how much they pay for the temporaries. The Society for Human Resource Management included the requirement in a proposed standard, known as the "investor metrics standard." SHRM was working with the American National Standards Institute in the hopes of improving the reporting on the value of human capital in financial statements such as 10-Ks. More

Job references — good, bad and whoops
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U.S. job seekers would be wise to double check their job references, outplacement firm CareerBuilder said. In a new survey, 62 percent of employers indicated they had contacted a job applicant's references and found the reference did not give the candidate a positive review. In addition, 29 percent of the respondents indicated that they had discovered a phony reference listed on a job candidate's application. More

'Tis the season for recruiting; 20 reasons December is a powerful recruiting month
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If you're a corporate recruiting leader, December should be viewed instead as a golden opportunity. It is a prime recruiting month (along with January and June) because many employed prospects have free time to consider a new job due to their own reduced workloads. More

Early graduates worry over job market
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Nearly 300 Ithaca College students are gearing up for graduation and a job market where mixed fortunes await them. Official data from the national Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that between 2010 and 2020, the country will see more than 20 million additional jobs. One-third of the projected fastest-growing occupations are related to health care, and more than one-fourth of the projected fastest-growing occupations are related to construction. More

Sandy probably dealt blow to jobs rebound: US economy preview
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The damage wrought by Sandy probably extended to the job market in November as the storm forced businesses to close, upending the recent pickup in U.S. hiring, economists projected a report this week will show. Payrolls rose by 90,000 workers last month, the smallest gain since June, according to the median forecast of 71 economists surveyed by Bloomberg ahead of Labor Department figures Dec. 7. More


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