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5 great interview questions
By Harry J. Friedman
There are many people who just know how to interview well. They'll razzle and dazzle you with what seem to be all the right answers. So how do you get past that and find out more about the person behind those baby blue, green or brown eyes? Here are a few great questions you can ask salespeople that do not usually elicit pat answers and will provide you with some great insights on the person behind the applicant.
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October hiring to rise, but government shutdown is concern
Staffing Industry Analysts
Hiring in the U.S. service and manufacturing sectors is expected to rise on a year-over-year basis in October with service-sector hiring rising for the 15th consecutive month, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Resource Management.
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Government shutdown reduces OSHA inspection force by more than 90 percent
Bloomberg BNA
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration furloughed more than 90 percent of its inspectors as a result of the Oct. 1 shutdown of the federal government, leaving the agency with only enough personnel to respond to the most serious workplace emergencies.
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5 ways to build your staffing business by the end of 2013
The Staffing Stream
Growing a business is tough work. When you're in the staffing business, it's easy to forget that at least 50 percent of your job is expanding your business: building new clients, reaching out to new job seekers, and understanding as much as you can about both the staffing industry and the various industries in which you place people.
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Pink is the New Black! Join NYSA in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
We invite you to join us in the fight against Breast Cancer. On Oct. 20, the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park and NYSA is excited to announce that we will be part of it! 

The New York Staffing Association is committed to our community and our role as a leader in the industry. Our Executive Director, Jennifer Kelley, is proudly serving the cause by being a Team Leader, and we want you to join her and Team NYSA! For more information, click here.


Shutdown: Job-finders find themselves out of work
Buffalo Business First
Buffalo area employment one-stop operations have been severely curtailed as a result of the federal government shutdown. Because of the shutdown, 36 employees from Buffalo Workforce Development Consortium and Workforce Investment Board were furloughed as of Oct. 2.
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Department of Labor and Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announce labor, criminal justice and community partnership to reduce recidivism and improve job placement
New York State Department of Labor
The State Department of Labor and Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced a partnership that will bring their agencies together with leaders in the community and non-profit sector to create paths to jobs for people returning from incarceration. This partnership, an extension of the “Work for Success” initiative which has led the way in curbing recidivism, will help reduce poverty and joblessness for formerly incarcerated New Yorkers so they stay out of prison.
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Implementing actionable predictive analytics in talent management
ERE.net
Dr. John Sullivan writes, "I’ve been espousing the need for predictive metrics in HR for over 20 years, so I am pleased that more talent leaders are now beginning to realize their value. Unfortunately, most of what is written on the subject tends to be very general and instead what is really needed are some how-tos and some implementation tips."
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Overcoming the purple squirrel
The Staffing Stream
The purple squirrel is a term that has been used in the staffing industry often over the years but has been more prominently discussed in 2013 more so than previous years. A purple squirrel is an almost impossible to find candidate for a difficult job order and almost every recruiter has dealt with this recurring issue over the years.
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How small staffing companies get big accounts
Staffing Talk
It's not easy for a small staffing companies to win big accounts from entrenched, national competitors. However, it can be done by using disruptive innovations. Such is the case with time and attendance solutions that leverage the internet and save clients money by dramatically improving their logistics.
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Bad reputation: 69 percent would refuse job offer
Staffing Industry Analysts
Most Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed, according to the annual corporate reputation survey released by Corporate Responsibility magazine, in conjunction with Allegis Group Services. The survey found 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed, a 6 percent decrease from 2012.
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