The NYSA News
Jan. 31, 2012

Silver: Higher minimum wage not a job-killer
New York Daily News
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver does not believe raising the state's minimum wage will hurt New York's chances of attracting new businesses and jobs. His proposed bill bumps the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, a 17 percent increase over current rates, and calls for the minimum wage to be adjusted every year for inflation.More

State unemployment rate holds steady in December
New York State Department of Labor
Unemployment in the state remained steady at 8 percent in December — the same figure reported at the close of 2010, according to statistics from the Labor Department. Upstate New York showed the strongest performance, with an overall unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, compared to 8.1 percent at the same time in 2010.More

State of Recruiting 2012: Innovative sourcing key to business
Talent Technology
Talent Technology's State of Recruiting survey offers hope for corporate and economic growth in 2012. And that means recruiters will need to be innovative in how they source the best candidates.More

SourceCon sneak peek: Trust is key to candidate engagement
Trust is key if sourcers are to successfully engage candidates when working across multiple cultures in a world where talent knows no boundaries, says Adam Lawrence, global head of sourcing at Alexander Mann Solutions. Lawrence is a presenter at SourceCon in Atlanta in February. More

New EEOC rule soon to focus on age issues
If an employer makes a decision or series of decisions that have a disparate impact on its older workers, it must show that it acted on the basis of one or more "reasonable factors other than age."More

New jobs coming to Rochester area
Rochester Business Journal
Xerox Corp. will build a $4.3 million customer care center in Monroe County that will create 500 new jobs during the next two years. As part of the project, Xerox plans to renovate an existing building at its Webster campus to provide customer care support on behalf of a Xerox client in the telecommunications industry. Meanwhile, debt collection company Continental Service Group Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and will add 50 jobs during the next three years.More

Top 5 industries for remote, flexible jobs
Recruiting Trends
Between 2005 and 2009, telecommuting grew 61 percent — and the trend is expected to grow another 69 percent by 2016. The Flexible Job Index for December shows the top industries with the most flexible jobs are all over the board, from health care to education.More

Revolutionizing recruiting: A discussion with a CEO
Jerome Ternynck, founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters, visits with Drive ThruHR's Bryan Wempen and William Tincup to talk about revolutionizing the recruiting industry.More

Follow the job seeker
Talent Management
How can recruiters find the best talent if they don't know where to look? The answer sounds simple, but it's something most talent managers fail to grasp: Follow the job seeker.More

Gray hair phobia hindering older executives?
Dave Shea's full-time job last year was hunting for a new job. Laid off from his post at a youth marketing agency in November 2010, the creative director answered hundreds of job posts and went on dozens of interviews brandishing an impressive resume. He said he can't help but feel "it's probably the gray hair more than anything else" that kept him out of work. Most shops won't admit it readily, but gray hair phobia is a reality in the digital era. More

What's wrong with interviews? At least 50 things
What's wrong with corporate job interviews? Pretty much everything. But those who are aware of the things that can negatively affect the results of an interview have a chance of avoiding or minimizing them. Read on to find the top 50 most common interview problems.More

Privacy changes give both sides of recruitment table food for thought
Ongoing changes to the way privacy and data sharing work across Facebook and Google platforms mean that recruiters, candidates and employers must be more vigilant than ever about online activities.More

Wanted: Demand up for industrial engineers
Staffing Industry Analysts
Employers posted 13,000 online job ads for industrial engineers during December, a 2 percent increase compared with the same period last year, according to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads. However, the number of such job ads was up 72 percent compared with 2009.More