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How your staffing firm can stand out in a crowded market
The Staffing Stream
Spending and confidence in our economy is up. Companies are hiring again. Temporary and contract staffing levels continue to grow. To boot, staffing employment for the week of Oct. 13-19 rose to 104.75, according to the ASA Staffing Index – the highest index value since December 2007. All of this sounds like fantastic news for the staffing industry – and it is. In fact, industry prospects are so good that new competitors are opening up everywhere.
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Report: New York City jobs growth fastest in 24 years
Reuters
New York City is experiencing its fastest rate of job growth in nearly 25 years, but most of the jobs are being created in low-paying industries, according to a report by the city's top financial watchdog on Thursday. The city added 47,000 jobs in the third quarter, all of which were in the private sector, New York City's Comptroller office said in its quarterly report on the city's economy. That was a record number for the city and equated to growth of 5.4 percent, the highest since 1990.
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Survey: One-third of part-time workers struggling to find full-time work
CareerBuilder
Even as full-time, permanent employment gets closer to pre-recession levels, part-time workers are still struggling to find full-time jobs. According to a new CareerBuilder study, 32 percent of part-time workers say they want to work full time, but haven’t been able to land a full-time job. Of those, 31 percent say they are the sole breadwinner in their household, and 39 percent say they struggle to make ends meet financially. One in four part-time workers who want full-time jobs said they currently work two or more jobs.
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How games and big data are rewiring the recruiting process
Staffing Talk
Considering the time, energy, effort, bandwidth and billions of dollars companies put into hiring and recruitment, the results aren't very good. A recent finding from Bersin by Deloitte revealed that more than 70 percent of organizations cite “capability gaps” as one of their top five challenges. Further, nearly a quarter of all new hires leave their company within a year of their start date, and hiring managers say they wish they hadn't hired one out of every five members of their team. So what’s the solution? A handful of Silicon Valley companies say it's games, big data and analytics that will wrest the hiring process away from credentials, colleges and connections.
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Hiring in US picks up as workers gain confidence to quit jobs
Bloomberg Businessweek
Employers hired workers in September at the strongest pace since the last recession began and more people quit their jobs than at any time in more than six years, showing Americans are gaining confidence that the labor market is improving. Some 5.03 million employees were added to staff, boosting the hiring rate to 3.6 percent and matching July's reading as the strongest since December 2007, the Labor Department recently reported. Some 2.75 million people resigned in September, pushing the quits rate up to 2 percent, the highest since April 2008.
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Why you shouldn't avoid hiring older workers
The Hiring Site
So why does it matter if we ignore older workers? Well, if you are happy being a frustrated talent adviser who sources candidates from an ever-shrinking pool of kids, it doesn't matter. This strategy will work for you. But when you have a "non-official" policy of hiring young and aggressive — and you think you are getting the best talent — you are getting the watered-down talent that has been picked through by everyone else. Smart talent advisers should consider older workers for all jobs, but it doesn't occur enough in the corporate world.
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A look at millennials that might surprise you
HR Morning
Those so-called millennials might not be the selfish slackers they’re often described to be. The standard narrative is that these 18-to 30-somethings are lazy, feel entitled and don’t have good work ethic. But a recent survey from Bentley University in Massachusetts says different. So let’s take a look at these stereotypes, and the responses to the survey, which was conducted by KRC Research and involved 1,031 participants aged 18 to 34.
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5 myths debunked about temporary jobs
Boston Globe
Despite its growing popularity, there are still some misconceptions about temporary jobs. The bottom line is that you should choose a job that suits you and your career needs. Don’t base your decisions on outdated myths.
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Hire self-motivated people — the single smartest thing a recruiter can do
ERE
If you are a corporate manager, you already know that you routinely spend a significant portion of your time trying to motivate your employees. Fortunately you can recapture every minute of that "motivation time" if you just do one simple thing: begin recruiting and hiring self-motivated employees. These type of employees are not a myth. They are called self-motivated or intrinsically motivated people. Imagine what it would be like to have a team full of employees who not only automatically did the work that they were assigned but who would also proactively seek out new work that needed to be done.
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