The NYSA News
Mar. 13, 2012

Free workshop takes on hot topics in labor law
New York Staffing Association
A four-hour workshop tomorrow, March 14, is taking on all the hot topics in labor law: wage and hour regulations, I-9 compliance, worker visas, the E-Verify program and more. Recruiters should not miss this event! Join us for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Citrin Cooperman and Co., followed by a panel discussion with three industry experts. The NYSA Staffing Legal Workshop is FREE to all NYSA members and valuable to every recruiting professional. Register today and join us tomorrow!More

Network makes plans for recruiter reality show; needs recruiter
Reality Wanted
The TLC network is seeking an outgoing, experienced recruiter based in New York to work with an upscale recruiting firm on a new TV documentary-type series. The new show will follow the staff and fast-paced world of one of New York's most successful recruiting firms. But before filming can start, the firm needs to hire a new recruiter. More

Economic recovery stronger than first estimated
New York State Department of Labor
New employment data show New York state's economic recovery is stronger than first estimated. After federal revisions, private sector job gains during the state's recovery, which started in November 2009, totaled 245,400 through December 2011. As of December 2011, the state had recouped 76 percent of its private sector jobs lost in the recession, compared to a 29 percent average recovery of jobs nationwide. More

Expert: Use LinkedIn to find talent
LinkedIn has been around since 2003, and yet it's 2012 and many human resource and recruiting professionals have yet to dive in and really mine the site for the talent that resides within and the competitive intelligence that assists in powering recruiting strategy. More

Syracuse among top 10 best cities for workers
CareerBliss has released its annual list of happiest and unhappiest cities for work. Thousands of employees in the happiest cities say they're most satisfied with the people they work with, the way they work and the work they do, while employees in the unhappiest cities want to see better growth opportunities, compensation and company culture.More

Economy added 227,000 jobs in February
The Associated Press via USA Today
U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since before the recession, which started in 2007 and ended in 2009. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the workforce.More

On-campus recruiting up — but not summer hiring
New York Law Journal
On-campus recruiting picked up slightly at law schools last fall, but that did not translate into major summer clerk hiring gains, according to data released March 7 by the National Association for Law Placement. More

Employee referrals, recruiting — and 'The Muppets'?
"The Muppets" movie offers a lesson for recruiters. It's all about referrals.More

Job posting strategy for your business
Recruiting Blogs
It's a really bad idea to fly by the seat of your pants when it comes to creating a job posting strategy for your business. There are multiple channels for getting a job post out there in the market this day and age. But you need to use a careful strategy to avoid wasting your time. More

Tech industry braces for Yahoo talent flush
Bloomberg Businessweek
Yahoo Inc. is considering cutting thousands of its staff, a person familiar with the matter said, as CEO Scott Thompson overhauls the Web portal's business to cope with market share losses. The firings could begin before the end of April, said the source, who declined to be identified because the moves haven't been announced.More

Temp staff increasingly offered employee benefits
Thomsons Online Benefits
Increasing numbers of workers want to go into temporary or contract employment in an effort to regain more control over their career, with valuable employee benefits being offered to temporary workers more frequently, survey results show.More

Talent acquisition research underway
Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing firms are in the specific business of establishing a work arrangement — however contingent — between talent/labor in the market and other businesses that require the services of that talent/labor. Consequently, talent acquisition should be a — or perhaps "the" — core set of business processes and competencies of staffing firms.More