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Temporary-help record aids US staffing firms
Bloomberg
Record reliance on temporary employees in the U.S. will be a help for the companies that provide them, according to Mark S. Marcon, a Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst. As this chart illustrates, last month’s employment report showed interim help represented the largest proportion of the workforce since at least the 1980s, according to data compiled by the Labor Department. Staffing companies accounted for 2.06 percent of nonfarm payrolls, or 2.86 million workers, in May.
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4 smart ways to increase employee retention
Entrepreneur
Keeping your employees once you have them is a thorny problem in the staffing services industry. The difficulty in retaining temporary employees (i.e., external staff) gets most of the press, but there's also high-turnover for permanent employees (i.e. internal staff). So how do you keep your employees for the long haul?
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Employment services price index rises
Staffing Industry Analysts
The U.S. producer price index for employment services rose 1.9 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago — the same year-over-year growth rate as April — to a level of 130.8, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Producer price indexes track the change in price received by service producers over time. The change in price is measured from the perspective of the seller, in this case staffing firms.
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5 secrets to weeding out bad candidates using social media
HR Morning
Sure, you’re looking for the right mix of skills and experience in a candidate, but you’re also looking for the “right fit.” In other words, you want someone who’ll blend seamlessly into your company culture. Problem is, a resume and interview can’t always answer the “fit” question. Social media can get you a lot closer. It can provide employers with an all-important window into a candidate’s true identity. Here are some things HR pros look for to find the right “fits” for their companies.
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Why I hate using staffing agencies
Staffing Talk
What are some common complaints from the people who work with staffing agencies? Kevin Prow writes, “As Director of Support Services at TempWorks, I work hand-in-hand with dozens of staffing agencies every day, assisting them on all aspects of their business. I work with light industrial, medical, professional, technical and specialty staffing agencies. Because of this, I know how successful they can be and how large their operation can be. So when I have a job opening and an agency refers a candidate to me, why does a small piece of me die inside?”
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Giving job postings the boot
Human Resource Executive Online
Online shoe retailer Zappos is ditching the traditional job-posting process in favor of a new online talent community, but will the new way gain enough traction to cause other organizations to follow in their footsteps?
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Companies step up their HR hiring
ERE
With payrolls growing and the economy improving, demand for human resource professionals is rising. Online postings for all types of human resource jobs increased 10 percent from last year, with more than 50,000 — and perhaps as many as 55,000 — advertised on career sites and elsewhere at the end of May. Wanted Analytics, which found about 51,000 HR jobs online, said the most commonly advertised position was for HR manager, followed by recruiter, generalist, director, and coordinator, the latter typically an entry-level position.
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