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NYSA Staffing Industry Update
 
 
How to win the new war for talent
Talent Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are you on top of the latest workforce trends? Employees' expectations have evolved, and you need to understand what they want to be able to engage and motivate them. More



Jobless claims top 400,000 — but improve from 2010
United States Department of Labor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the week ending Oct. 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 401,000 — nearly 50,000 fewer than at this time last year. More

Report: New York industrial job loss leveling off
Buffalo Business First    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Factory employment in New York state declined 1 percent in the past year while the sector was flat in Western New York, according to the 2012 New York Manufacturers Register, an annual trade publication. More

Skills the social recruiter should build
Gautam Ghosh    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Traditionally, recruiting has taken one of three paths: retained searches, contingent searches and corporate recruiting. Insert something as disruptive as talent communities and social recruiting, and you can see the skills that must be built by the new social recruiter. More

Video interviews cut costs — but bias worries linger
Workforce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One recruiter says since incorporating online interviews she has cut spending from about $10,000 per search to roughly $500. But an employment lawyer advises clients to proceed with caution when using it. More

Telltale body language never lies
Financial Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Executive recruitment experts agree that strong candidates tend to be self-aware: They understand the effect they are having and have the emotional agility to adapt their behavior if they sense things are not going to plan. But seniority, they say, is no guarantee that such skills will be employed easily in a job interview. More

Sourcing: Always be curious
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Sourcing: For recruiters, this consists of countless innovations as well as renovations. However, a sourcing professional does not need to be an expert in everything. One main skill is required to become a successful sourcer: curiosity. More

Study: Employers less likely to interview openly gay men
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A new study suggests openly gay men face substantial job discrimination in certain parts of the U.S. The study, which is the largest of its kind to look at job discrimination against gay men, found employers in the South and Midwest were much less likely to offer an interview if an applicant's resume indicates that he is openly gay. Overall, the study found gay applicants were 40 percent less likely to be granted an interview than their heterosexual counterparts. More

Cautious US employers prefer short worker contracts
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U.S. employers, unwilling to commit to full-time hiring until they see a clear pickup in demand for their goods and services, are relying on short-term contracts to try out workers before offering them a job, staffing industry executives say. More

How to see a shining candidate through a lousy resume
Recruiting Blogs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tim Giehll writes, "A lot of good candidates lurk behind mediocre, poor — maybe even downright awful — resumes. How do you find them without interviewing all of them?" More
 
 
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