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What job candidates really want: Meaningful work
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Recruiting, staffing and hiring-support services is a $16 billion industry, yet 52 percent of U.S. employers report having difficulty filling key roles. What talented people want has changed. They used to want high salaries to verify their value and stable career paths to allow them to sleep well at night. Now, they want purposeful work and jobs that fit clearly into the larger context of their career. And that means they want jobs that are sensible parts of an ongoing journey through a series of professional endeavors — not some supposedly linear path toward "success."
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IQNdex Report: Labor market shows robust demand for temporary workers
in first quarter
During the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. economy demonstrated strong demand for temporary/non-permanent workers according to the most recent IQNdex report, which provides insights about the segment of the U.S. labor market comprised of non-permanent workers such as freelancers, contract workers, temps, staffing agency employees and independent professionals.
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State economy adds 14,100 private sector jobs in March 2013; reaches
all-time jobs high
New York State Department of Labor
The New York State economy added 14,100 private sector jobs in March 2013, according to preliminary figures released April 18 by the State Department of Labor. This job growth resulted in New York reaching an all-time high private-sector job count of 7,426,100. Further, New York State's unemployment rate fell from 8.4 percent to 8.2 percent between February 2013 and March 2013.
Employers beware when conducting criminal background checks
D. Albert Brannen
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued enforcement guidance on arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. Employers need to revise their use of criminal background checks in light of this guidance. Having a criminal record is not a protected basis in Title VII, but liability can arise for employers from two theories: "disparate treatment" or "disparate impact." Employers should avoid actions that could violate Title VII under either of these theories. This article outlines compliance tips for employers.
Top 10 social recruiting tips
Social recruiting needs to be a critical part of any recruiting strategy. Constantly evolving solutions and growing adoption make this increasingly true as we head into the future. Tomorrow's generation of recruiters and HR professionals don't regard Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as novelties to get used to, they're growing up with them. As such, here are 10 tips for social recruiting.
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Part-time work becomes full-time wait for better job
The New York Times
The American economy has generated 30 straight months of job growth. But for millions of people looking for more work and greater income, that improvement provides little solace. In March, 7.6 million Americans who want more hours were stuck in part-time jobs, about the same as a year earlier and three million more than there were when the recession began at the end of 2007.
What workers want: Employer branding in a rebounding job market
As competition for talent heats up in the U.S. and confidence levels among American workers continues to climb, new research conducted by Randstad will arm employers with the insights they need to cultivate and optimize their employer brand — everything from their carefully crafted value proposition to the public's perception. In order to help employers learn how to develop and deliver on this brand promise, Randstad took a closer look at what workers expect and want from a prospective employer.
What not to ask in an interview
You have read all about what to ask in an interview as well as magic questions that will solve all your hiring problems. What about what not to do? Make no mistake; an interview is not an opportunity to "GetToKnowYa," but rather a verbal test. It has subject matter, questions and answers that are scored.
IBISWorld revises Office Staffing and Temp Agencies report
IBISWorld via PRWeb
The economy is on its way to a recovery, meaning companies will have more money to spend on temp workers. Although administrative and industrial workers are typically in highest demand among temp agencies' clients, there has been increasing demand for temp workers to fill professional and business services positions. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Office Staffing and Temp Agencies industry.
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