The NYSA News
Jan. 13, 2015

Feds say staffing industry continues on growth path
Staffing Talk
Staffing firms created 14,700 new jobs in December, up 0.5 percent from November and 7.8 percent from December 2013, according to seasonally adjusted data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 8.7 percent in 2014, compared with 6.4 percent in 2013. Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that temporary help employment decreased 0.2 percent from November, yet increased 7.6 percent from the same month last year.More

US adds 14,700 temp jobs, penetration rate hits another high
Staffing Industry Analysts
The number of US temporary help services jobs rose by 14,700, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temp penetration reached another new high of 2.13 percent. However, the year-over-year growth rate in temporary jobs slowed to 7.81 in December from 8.52 percent in November.More

Cyber threats in the staffing industry
The Staffing Stream
As the U.S. workforce changes, a growing number of companies are turning toward the staffing industry to meet their needs. Since the recession ended, the number of temporary workers has increased by more than 50 percent, especially in positions traditionally seen as “white collar.” As the use of temporary workers increases – particularly in positions that require temporary workers to have access to and work with sensitive data – the risk of a breach in a company’s network or sensitive data heightens. In addition, staffing agencies could face increased exposure to potential third party litigation if their workers cause such breaches.More

Hiring trends point to tough competition for candidates in 2015
According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 hiring forecast, the U.S. job market is turning a corner as caution gives way to confidence. More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent staff in 2015, the best outlook from the annual survey since 2006. Temporary employment is also projected to pick up in 2015, with 46 percent of employers planning to hire temporary or contract workers, up from 42 percent last year. As in years past, this is in part due to employers striving to maintain some flexibility in their workforce to more easily adapt to market fluctuations.More

HR technology trends in the workplace in 2015
Technology and the HR function. Not always comfortable bedfellows. Last year, the HR technology buyer began to really get in touch with their end users and look for technology designed to support people, not just processes, says Steve Parker, head of business transformation at Achievers. Looking ahead, what will be the major technology trends and challenges facing the HR profession in 2015?More

The top 10 'bleeding edge' recruiting trends to watch in 2015
Most articles that cover recruiting trends highlight obvious approaches that many firms have already adopted. But this perspective on trends is unique because it’s focused on what I call the “bleeding-edge trends.” These trends are unique and rare because they have been adopted by less than 5 percent of the major firms. However, they are still important for all recruiting leaders to know and watch because they signal the path that all progressive firms will eventually have to follow.More

10 things talent acquisition leaders need to do in 2015
As the New Year dawns, it’s a great time to consider what you’ll do to attract and retain top talent in 2015. Here’s a take on the top 10 things that you need to do in 2015 to take your talent acquisition program to the next level.More

7 steps to solving any HR issue
By D. Albert Brannen
The world of human resources and employment law presents employers with what may seem to be unique problems on a regular basis. However, regardless of the exact nature of a problem, HR professionals should follow a similar protocol in addressing and resolving day-to-day problems they may face. By following these seven steps, they can systematically deal with, and hopefully resolve, many of the problems that arise in the workplace.More