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Top 10 trends in background checks
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For the past five years, nationwide background check provider Employment Screening Resources has compiled a list of emerging and influential trends in background checks for the year ahead. What technologies and practices are expected to emerge this year? More



International firm to locate US headquarters in Rotterdam
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Schenectady County's economic development team has announced that Techfibers Inc. will locate its U.S. headquarters, manufacturing center of excellence, product development center and sales and marketing operation in Rotterdam. The company will make an initial investment of $3 million and create more than 30 new jobs in Schenectady County to serve customers in North America. More

Recruitment SEO: 10 steps to a perfectly optimized job results page
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Reaching target talent is both easier and more difficult than ever. While the evolution of technology and social tools has widened recruiters' reach, this also has resulted in a flood of information that's beginning to drown our users. So how can you effectively target job seekers and get noticed among the clutter that's floating around online? More

CSG Partners

CSG CSG Partners is a leading nationally ranked investment bank focused on solving the needs of middle-market companies and owners. Founded in 2001, the firm has grown into a leading advisor to Staffing Companies in three service areas: ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions, and capital advisory services. We have built a reputation of having the nation’s leading ESOP investment banking practice.
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Is your ATS a black hole or a diamond mine?
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Most companies and staffing organizations, ranging from executive search sole proprietorships to staffing agencies to Fortune 500 companies, have internal databases filled with rich and actionable information on thousands of applicants, candidates and professionals. Yet TalentDrive found that almost two-thirds (64 percent) of employers surveyed did not know how many qualified candidates were in their own ATS databases. More

2 good types of interview questions
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Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ, is not a fan of most commonly used interview questions, asserting they don't differentiate between better and worse performers and ultimately don't result in better hires. The questions he recommends can be split into categories: attitudinal questions and coachability questions. More



EEOC clarifies position on high school diploma requirement
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When the EEOC indicated companies that require employees to have a high school diploma could be in violation of the ADA, the resulting uproar grew so strong it has resulted in the agency issuing further guidance on the subject. Bottom line: Employers still have the option of requiring employees to be high school graduates — with some caveats. More

Why recruiting looks easy
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As every art form takes discipline and practice to look easy, every kind of work takes years of diligence to perfect. Recruiting is no different, but few professions look so simple. However, we might be looking at it wrong. More

3 best answers to recruiting questions on LinkedIn
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When David Smooke wants to know about recruiting, he turns to recruiters. "Practitioners know the trade best, I believe," Smooke writes. "Where is the recruiting industry heading? Find out. Here is some great insight from recognized LinkedIn experts." More

Facebook: An indicator of job performance
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There's a perception among job seekers that material posted on Facebook and other social networking sites can only hinder their chances of employment. But new research released exclusively to the Chicago Tribune shows that a quick review of a Facebook profile actually can provide a better prediction of job success than standardized tests used for years by human resources departments. More

US manufacturing and the skills crisis
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Following 12 straight years of declines, U.S. manufacturers added 109,000 workers to their payrolls in 2010 and another 237,000 in 2011. And in January of this year, the number of manufacturing jobs increased by 50,000. Yet this vibrant sector is being held back — and not by imports. Instead there is a serious labor shortage. More

Leading the new generation of workers
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For the first time in history, businesses have three vastly different generations working side-by-side within their organizations: baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials. How does this change the way leaders shape their corporate cultures? More

Filling an urgent need
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Business is booming for Western New York clinics that offer patients after-hours health care — and it's creating jobs. With the shortage of primary care doctors and crowded emergency rooms, urgent care medicine has been on the rise nationwide. More

Messaging 'passive' candidates
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Recruiters and sourcers: Do your potential candidates reply to your introductory messages? There are ways to write messages that create a good response rate. More
 


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