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Cutting the strings: How to hold your employees accountable
By Harry J. Friedman
Is a good part of your day filled with being pulled in different directions by the demands of your staff and your role as a business owner or manager? Imagine a puppet being pulled by its strings. If you can relate to this scenario, you're not alone. As an owner or manager you'll often find yourself being pulled, almost like that puppet, in a variety of directions to get your tasks accomplished. Much of the string-pulling is the direct result of developing a staff that relies on you to do things for them.
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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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Forget about quality of hire and focus on quality of hiring
ERE.net
There are two fundamental issues with the current quality of hire measures: the timing of the assessment and the definition itself as it relates to mid-senior level hiring.
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Are pre-interview screenings really discrimination in disguise?
Staffing Talk
David Gee writes, "When I typed the word 'staffing' into the search window of a business forum I occasionally check in on, I came across a number of people who were posting about this subject of 'pre-interview screening,' all under the broader heading of age discrimination. These are some of the comments I read from job candidates, all using this national staffing agency."
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Small business Q4 hiring plans down, survey finds
Staffing Industry Analysts
Small business owners will slow the rate of new hires and maintain current compensation levels in the fourth quarter, according to a new business confidence survey released by Insperity Inc., the largest professional employer organization in the U.S.
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The health care mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have posed a challenge for small manufacturing businesses that look to or are hoping to expand. In response, many staffing firms are stepping up to offer specialized services that can help the businesses save money while complying with the law. 
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Employee wellness programs boost employee satisfaction and productivity
By Joy Burgess
Many companies have been turning to employee wellness programs to help reduce employee healthcare costs. In fact, statistics from the American Institute for Preventive Medicine show that 91 percent of organizations now offer some type of wellness program, a percentage that has risen substantially in the last decade. Corporate wellness programs have soared in popularity due to their ability to fight high insurance premiums and skyrocketing medical costs, but statistics also show that these programs go beyond healthcare savings.
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New York State workers' comp changes aid employers
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New York's workers' compensation system is getting a makeover, with cost cuts expected to save employers $800 million next year. Businesses can expect to see their assessments slashed from 18.8 percent to 13.8 percent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
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Treasury to allow workers with health FSAs to carry over $500
Washington Bureau via Albany Business Review
Stop — you don't need to buy 10 pairs of reading glasses every December — the Treasury Department has decided to loosen the "use it or lose it" rule that applies to employees' health flexible spending arrangements.
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A short checklist for job descriptions
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Search engines scan job descriptions to identify keywords associated with a particular search. Including relevant keywords or phrases ensures that your job description will appear on the appropriate searches, and enable candidates to narrow jobs by specific criteria in the filters on the left-hand side of the search results page.
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