The NYSA News
Mar. 25, 2014

Why are you losing talent? Because they don't know you care (and you may not)
With the rate of voluntary quits in the U.S. approaching pre-recession levels — 22.8 percent in 2013 — it’s no surprise that in a survey last year HR professionals and talent acquisition leaders identified retention and its twin “internal mobility” as one of the five top trends.

How to stand out in your next meeting
By Deborah Wipf
Communication isn't just what we say. It’s how we say something — our tone of voice and our nonverbal cues, including facial expressions and body language. Sometimes our nonverbal cues can betray our intended message. One example that sticks out to me involves our beloved cellphones. Let's face it; we're addicted to those things. Don't believe me? If you've ever experienced that moment of panic when you couldn't locate your phone, you're addicted. Cellphones are great, and they're intended to facilitate better and faster communication, but sometimes we misuse the tool.More

Kodak employment continues to shrink
Rochester Business Journal
Eastman Kodak Co.’s local workforce dropped to 2,300 employees in 2013, down from 3,429 a year ago. The decrease included workers that transferred to companies that obtained Kodak businesses, including Kodak Alaris. More

Call for contributors
In an effort to enhance the overall content of NYSA News, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NYSA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics and payment. More

CareerBuilder: Education requirements for employment on the rise
Staffing Industry Analysts
For many companies, an associate or bachelor’s degree is increasingly becoming the new high school diploma, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. Twenty-seven percent of employers said their educational requirements for employment have increased over the last five years and 30 percent are hiring more college-educated workers for positions that were previously held by high school graduates. More

How to tame your workers' wandering eye
The job market is finally looking brighter: Recruiters are circling, pay is climbing and companies are scrambling to keep their best employees from leaving. More

Managing: How to address employee behavior without looking like a jerk
Buffalo Business First
Question 1: How should I tell an employee that she’s talking too much and needs to get back to work? More

New hiring survey shows top uses for temps
Staffing Talk
How beneficial do you consider the use of temporary employees? That’s what 450 CFOs were asked recently as part of the Robert Half “2014 Salary Guides.” The report also features average starting salary information for more than 700 roles in the accounting and finance, technology, creative and marketing, legal and administrative fields. More

Survey: 38 percent paying minimum wage will lay off workers if wage increased
Staffing Industry Analysts
If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, as President Barack Obama has proposed, 38 percent of employers that currently pay employees minimum wage say that they would have to let some employees go to cover the cost, according to a survey released by Express Employment Professionals.More