The NYSA News
Jan. 24, 2012

Businesses brace for red tape of wage theft act
Crain's New York Business
Business owners are bracing for a new paperwork burden as a key deadline approaches under New York's Wage Theft Prevention Act, which took effect last April. The state law requires employers to file as many as six new forms for each employee by Feb. 1 — and annually by the same date thereafter.More

Still a man's world: Report shows men earn more
The Business Journals
A comparison of paychecks indicates it's still a man's world. On Numbers looked at the median earnings of men and women in 942 metropolitan and micropolitan areas, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey. In all but one market, men are paid more. In the coming weeks, On Numbers will reveal further salary data for 790 occupations in more than 400 communities.More

Rochester region again scores top job growth
Rochester Business Journal
The Rochester metropolitan area continued to add jobs in December, contributing nearly 15 percent of the state's total non-farm job growth and 14 percent of its private-sector growth, the state Department of Labor reported.More

Top 10 screening trends
Criminal background checks for prospective employees: smart move or discriminatory practice? Attorney Lester Rosen answers this question and details 2012's top 10 trends in background checks.More

When courting candidates, don't neglect the spouse
Talent Management
Recruiting out-of-town job candidates is tougher than ever, with budgets tight and plenty of talented people feeling unable to relocate. When all else fails, consider assisting their better half with outplacement services. More

Prep your hiring authorities: The market's turning
Recruiting Trends
Most hiring authorities have been in the driver's seat for the past two years and have not had to sell their opportunity or company. This is not reflective of today's reality. Inform your hiring authorities that there is competition for top talent — and they now have some work to do in order to snag the best candidates.More

Job titles that make you go, 'Huh?' offer a lesson
in recruitment marketing SEO

The title of the job posting read, "First Impressions Director." A quick scan of the duties and responsibilities made it clear the position was customer service-related. Although fun, attention-grabbing job titles like this are sprouting up more frequently online, the attention you get (not to mention lack of SEO) from these obscure job titles may not be a good thing.More

Where is the best place to grow up?
The New York Times
When you're trying to recruit parents, you must know all the ways a job will affect their children. The Foundation for Child Development's new report on state-level differences in the Index of Child Well-Being — a broad quality-of-life indicator based on 25 factors — shows enormous variation, as does another set of indicators known as Kids Count, developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. States that rank low on the Index of Child Well-Being are those less willing to tax adults to invest in children.More

Vital vs. viral recruitment strategies
If job seekers, whether active or passive, don't know you have an opening, they aren't going to apply. If passive candidates are not familiar with your company, even if they see your job listing, it may be a lost cause. This is why creating recruitment marketing videos, or "job commercials," may be worth the investment.More

Best practices for social media talent community
When recruiting and developing relationships with job seekers, time is money. While the average U.S. Facebook user now spends nearly 16 hours a month on the site, recruiters can develop effective relationships on the big three social networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) without investing a large amount of time.More

Is your company leaving a lasting impression?
Recruiter Chicks
Teela Jackson writes, "I often wonder with the current process and recruitment methodology in corporations and search firms, are we missing out on sharp candidates?"More