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Special report: Staffing still soaring
Workforce
At this time last year, staffing companies were enjoying a high demand for temporary labor and a record-high number of temporary jobs in the total workforce. Those trends have continued for the industry this year and should be on the same path for the foreseeable future. High growth trends for the staffing industry started in the late 2000s as companies wearied by the Great Recession sought ways to balance increasing product demand with uncertainty about the stability of their workforces. Although the recession is over, the increased use of temporary labor remains.
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US adds 19,700 temp jobs in September, penetration rate hits another high
Staffing Industry Analysts
The U.S. added 19,700 temporary help services jobs in September even as the number of temporary help services jobs in August was revised upward by 17,600, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary penetration rate reached yet another new high of 2.10 percent in September.
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Required traits for acquiring new clients in a tight market
The Staffing Stream
According to the American Staffing Association, there are about 17,000 staffing firms in the U.S. and with intense competition to tap the same talent available to all, the market situation is bound to be cramped. Acquiring new clients in a market tight situation is the heavy bag that countless staffing sales professional have tried to carry and only the successful ones are rewarded with pay, status and prestige of being among the best in the industry.
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How to source talent on Facebook
Recruiting Trends
Sourcing talent on Facebook can be daunting if you don't know how to use Facebook Graph Search. However, once you know how to use the power of Facebook Graph Search to find talent, Facebook will become your social recruiting friend in no time. So what's this Facebook Graph Search all about? It's a tool within Facebook to search for people and things. You'll only need to know three search terms to be able to find quality talent on Facebook.
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Startups are tackling LinkedIn, onboarding, hourly hiring, resume screening and interviewing
ERE
You know those short summaries at the top of LinkedIn, where the person describes themselves and what they do? Well, a new tool will help companies and employees put those summaries together. It’s just one of many new technologies in the talent acquisition field.
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How to care for your office millennial: Advice from a staffing pro
Nashville Business Journal
Joyce Russell runs the U.S. arm of one of the largest staffing companies in the world, working with some of the biggest companies on the planet (think Google, eBay, etc.), but even she's been surprised by some of the employment decisions made recently by her son - a member of the much-maligned, discussed and analyzed millennial generation.
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Forecast reveals good prospects for seasonal and permanent hiring in 4th quarter
CareerBuilder
Workers who are in the market for a new job before year-end may have more opportunities to choose from, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. Nearly three in 10 employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up four percentage points over last year. One in four expect to hire seasonal workers, including 43 percent of retailers.
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