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Experience and skills are no match for talent
By Mel Kleiman
Human knowledge is now doubling every 3.7 years. This means 50 percent of what you now know will be out of date in less than four years. Just to bring it home, let's imagine you need open heart surgery. How would you like to have it performed by someone who hadn't learned anything new about the procedure in the past 48 months? For this reason, it is no longer about hiring skills and/or experience. Today, it's all about hiring talent. So, what is the difference?
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How to solve your recruiting problems (and where you should go to do it)
ERE.net
Keith Halperin writes, "One of the prime purposes of ERE.net and other such forums is for advice and problem-solving. One thing that doesn't often seem to get discussed is where someone should go for answers to recruiting problems, and that’s what I'll talk about here."
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Contract staffing growth in 2013 paves way for strong 2014
The Staffing Stream
Last year was a big one for staffing firms, and all signs point to more growth for contract staffing in 2014. Political squabbles and slow economic growth in 2013 lead to a record-breaking year for contract staffing as employers increasingly turned to contractors.
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Employee turnover vs. retention — Which one costs you more?
By Harry J. Friedman
Almost every retail business owner knows employee turnover is a fact of life, as it is in most any kind of business. It's just multiplied by about 10 zillion in retail. The number of employees leaving their jobs may have dropped during the recent recession, but turnover is already starting to increase again as the economy heals. The typical view on employee turnover is that it's costly in terms of the time and money to find and train someone new. Another important consideration that's often overlooked is the cost in terms of customer loyalty.
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New York Staffing Association Events Presents a Special Double Session:
What Does a New Mayor and City Council Speaker Mean for the Staffing Industry?
and
How to Comply with the New Paid Sick Leave Law Effective April 1st
We invite you to join us for this exceptional two-part legislative update event on Feb. 19 that may be the single most important program you attend all year. If you are a staffing company owner, CEO or high-level executive, you should absolutely attend this event. You will gain a clear understanding of what is to come legislatively in 2014 and will be able to prepare your company for those outcomes.  For more information, click here.


Three additional services that will set your agency apart
Staffing Talk
Both staffing agencies and job seekers know that more training equals more job opportunities. A lot of staffing agencies understand the importance of training and provide resources to their candidates. Only the best staffing agencies do the work of securing discounted training course rates for their job seekers.
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Managing contingent talent suppliers: Is it time to change our thinking?
The Staffing Stream
A growing, but still uncertain, economy has placed more pressure than ever on today’s contingent workforce suppliers to meet employers’ evolving needs. Companies depend on their suppliers to deliver not only great talent, but individuals who have the skills and expertise to perform well against constantly changing needs, while driving returns in cost and efficiency.
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What meteorologists and HR professionals have in common
ERE.net
Chances are you haven't thought of the morning weather report as an example of big data at work. But it is. Pulling together information from ground weather stations, satellites, ocean buoys, and historical records, meteorologists are able to offer a remarkably accurate prediction of what today's and tomorrow's weather will be. Even the seven-day forecast has become far more accurate than not, as the amount of data that figures into each prediction has grown over the years.
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Employers: Is Facebook a friend or foe?
By Julie Bernhard
With Facebook's 10-year anniversary coming Feb. 4, many can't even imagine what life was like without it. What started as a college kid meet-up is now the world's largest social network, boasting 1.15 billion users, according to CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, and a company value of over $100 billion. Aside from the obvious, there isn't much censorship in the social media realm. It's also really easy to believe that the information is seen by your "friends" only, but at the end of the day, it's still the Internet. What you post could hurt you, and believe it or not, employers want to know your status.
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Close ended recruitment: What's that?
CoolAvenues.com
Well, if that is something you haven't heard of, think again. For years, recruitment has been a close-ended function. Those who have been recruited till date by any firm have been recruited to work for the firm. Close-ended recruitment ends as soon as a candidate is hired. Tomorrow may alter the scheme of things drastically. People will then ask - Close Ended Recruitment: what's that? Organizations that heed the winds of change shall do well, those that don't, shall lose the battle even before it is fought. Let me clarify matters a bit.
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