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New York Staffing Association wins national achievement awards
NYSA
The New York Staffing Association was honored at Staffing World® 2013, the annual convention and expo of the American Staffing Association, held Oct. 8-10 in Orlando, Fla. NYSA received The Chapter Achievement Award and Legislative Showcase Award for its outstanding programs and chapter efforts during 2013.
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Do you know these employee recruiting fundamentals?
By Mel Kleiman
The tools, technologies and techniques we use to attract potential employees keep evolving, but a great recruiting program is still all about basic "blocking and tackling." For starters, if you only recruit when you have a job opening, you cannot get the best. Waiting to recruit until you need someone is like grocery shopping when you're hungry — you'll buy the first thing that looks good that you can open and eat right away. Feeling pressured to hire someone causes you to be less selective and, more often than not, results in a poor hiring decision.
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Increasing your power in conversations with hiring managers and clients: An essential sales skill every recruiter must develop
ERE.net
There you are — ready to pitch your rock star candidate to your hiring manager or client. You are excited about your ability to snag this great prospect in record time, and you are proud of the fact that your candidate is well-qualified for the position. You left a brief message, letting your client or hiring manager know you have found a great prospect. A call is scheduled. You pick up the phone to dial.
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NYSA Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Party
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST) in New York City
Yo, yo, yo! You know you wanna hang with us at Culture Club as we throw back to the 80s for our end of the year party! NYSA had like a totally tubular year including winning national awards for Chapter Leadership and Legislative Excellence at like the ASA Staffing World conference, man. We are totes excited to celebrate Lloyd Staffing as the righteous National Staffing Employee of the Year member firm! No duh — you totally want to join us in congratulating Matthew Earley on his incredible recognition! It's like sooo awesome that NYSA won an Honorable Mention with the ASA CARE Award for our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. We want to see YOU there to celebrate our success and to toast the new Board of Directors 'cuz they are totally kickin! Take a chill pill and grab your tix — this is one party you won't want to miss!
 
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For some, joblessness is not a temporary problem
The New York Times
Most Americans who lose their jobs these days are able to find new ones quickly. But those who do not are likely to remain unemployed for a long time. In some other industrialized countries, long-term unemployment has risen to record levels, even as overall unemployment has begun to decline.
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Job openings and labor turnover summary
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
There were 3.9 million job openings on the last business day of August, little changed from July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The hires rate (3.3 percent) and separations rate (3.2 percent) also were little changed in August. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by geographic region.
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Widespread confusion about handling applicants' criminal history, survey finds
Staffing Industry Analysts
The vast majority of American executives believe their companies comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, but most still ask job applicants about criminal history in applications, according to the first annual Human Resources Compliance Survey conducted by human capital due diligence firm PeopleG2.
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Top causes of absenteeism and how to fix them
By Joy Burgess
Companies expect employees to use some sick days from time to time. Life happens, and family issues, injuries and sickness will interfere with the work schedule of a company's employees. However, excessive absences can quickly become costly for employers. Even a single sick day may reduce productivity, but when absenteeism becomes an extensive problem, the effects may negatively affect the morale, productivity and finances of a company.
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Nonprofit sector adds up to $2.36 billion in Western New York
Buffalo Business First
The nonprofit sector is a major economic engine in the Buffalo and Western New York region and continues to grow. The largest of the organizations together account for more than $2.36 billion in annual revenue and employ nearly 57,000, according to the 2013 Million Dollar Nonprofits, a research report by Business First to be published Nov. 1 inside the All About Nonprofits publication.
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After insurance industry pow-wow, White House delays Obamacare's individual mandate by six weeks
Forbes
Recently, chief executives of 12 major health insurers — including Aetna, Humana, WellPoint, and Kaiser Permanente — trudged to the White House to "discuss ... ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act."
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