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Services that can set your firm apart
The Staffing Stream
Generally, temporary staffing services offer very similar services to fit the labor needs of their clients. Many agencies provide support to clients that help them fulfill long-term business goals. They offer hiring services for temporary workers, direct placement, temp-to-hire, project-based assignments and a long-term contingency workforce. As your temporary staffing agency grows, the need to provide an added level of support becomes very important.
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6 changes coming to the workforce
Recruiter
No one knows for sure what the future holds. However, we can make some educated cases about what the workforce will look like in the next 10-20 years. Change is coming to the workforce — in fact, change is already here, and has been developing for the past few years. Where does your company stand? Take a look at these statistics. You might be surprised at what is in store. For one, by the year 2020, 40 percent of the American population will find stability in freelancing, contracting or temporary work.
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Most expect new grads to stay on job for less than a year
Staffing Industry Analysts
More than three quarters of Express Employment Professionals franchisees, 77 percent, expect recent college grads to say on the job for less than a year, according to a new survey released by Express. Only 23 percent think an average grade will stay for more than a year — a similar survey last year found that 26 percent expected new grads to stay on the job for more than a year. The 2014 survey included 115 Express franchisees.
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What everybody ought to know about social recruiting
Business 2 Community
Social recruiting allows companies to be active in a space that lends itself to conversation, feedback and interactions. It’s providing a chance for candidates to learn about a company’s culture, and for a recruiter to learn about a candidate’s background or skill. With 1.73 billion active users on social media, there’s an opportunity for recruiters to connect with people they usually wouldn’t. If your company hasn’t already started to recruit socially, you should.
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Recruiters face more demand for mobile device accessibility
Recruiting Trends
Recruiting Trends recently reported data that showed many job seekers were unhappy about not being able to apply for jobs using mobile technology. Now comes a study by Indeed of job search behavior in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. It revealed that globally 62 percent of job seekers are using mobile devices for their job search. Fifty-five percent of job seekers cite "convenience" as the core driver for mobile job search, while 66 percent of individuals would apply for a job on a mobile device if the process was simplified.
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Screens under scrutiny
Human Resource Executive Online
Many companies employ online personality tests as a way to determine if candidates possess certain job-specific traits. But do some of them violate the ADA and discriminate against those with disabilities? An Atlanta-based attorney recently filed seven complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of his son -- who has bipolar disorder -- and others who are similarly situated, claiming that the information derived from pre-employment personality tests violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and allows companies to discriminate against individuals with mental illnesses.
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Labor Department releases September 2014 area unemployment rates
New York State Department of Labor
The New York State Department of Labor has released preliminary local area unemployment rates for September 2014. The state’s private sector job count increased by 120,500 from September 2013 to September 2014. In September 2014, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,614,500, an all-time high. September 2014’s private sector job gain marked the state’s 22nd consecutive month of growth. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 6.4% to 6.2% in September 2014, its lowest level since October 2008.
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