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Healing US labor market means fewer temporary jobs
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Temporary employment is contributing less to job creation in the U.S. after buoying the labor market in the first six months of the year, a sign employers are more confident about the durability of the economic expansion. The monthly change in the number of people on payrolls of temporary-help service businesses averaged 2.2 percent of the monthly gains in total non-farm payrolls during the July-October period, well below almost 19 percent in the first half of 2012, based on seasonally adjusted data from the Labor Department. More



The best and worst big US markets for staffing
Staffing Talk    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many-a-staffing-firm have opened new branches in cities based on population trends and rumored demand. It's easy to find breakdowns of top markets in the U.S. based on population, but what if when they get there they realize there's already a bajillion staffing companies in existence (or, worse yet, that there's a lot of big corporate branches there)? Here is another type of guide to specifically avoid that scenario. This ranks markets based on the population of large staffing company branches that already exist there. More

Young people face tough job market
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The economy has been tough on all Americans over the last few years — but it's been especially hard on young people. It's always been a challenge for them to land that first job that gets them on a career path, but experts say it's been especially difficult as the nation recovers from the recession. Colleges and universities in Western New York keeping tabs on their graduates found an array of situations. More

How to avoid America's biggest hiring mistake
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Here's a mistake holding back many businesses: Recruiters and hiring managers overemphasize industry experience and immediately dismiss candidates who do not have specific job-related experience. That might be fine if you're hiring a doctor or a mechanic. But for most jobs in the business or non-profit sectors, it's not the right tactic. Companies miss out on candidates who, if taught the necessary skills, could be excellent employees. It's unwise to base your conclusions solely on a candidate's resume or LinkedIn profile. More



Leadership development major concern for HR professionals
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According to a recent study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, HR professionals say the three biggest challenges facing HR executives over the next 10 years are retaining and rewarding the best employees (59 percent), developing the next generation of corporate leaders (52 percent), and creating a corporate culture that attracts the best employees to organizations (36 percent). More

Move your recruitment strategy forward by taking a step back
The Hiring Site    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Is your recruitment process based on what you know about job seekers ... or what you think you know about job seekers? If there's one thing over 15 years of in-depth research on job seeker behavior and perceptions have taught us, it's that now, more than ever, experience matters when it comes to the ability to drive quality candidates to apply for your open positions. More

Poor hires impact company morale
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At a time when businesses are trying to maximize productivity, hiring the right employee has never been more critical, a new study finds. Research from staffing firm Robert Half International revealed that supervisors, on average, spend 17 percent of their time — nearly one day per week — overseeing poorly performing employees. More


 

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