NYSA News
June. 7, 2011

Recruiter tip: Hear the candidate undercurrent
Recruiting Trends
Recruiters present the best applicants for the requirements and wait to hear the verdict from the executives responsible for making the final hiring decision. But how seldom we listen to the undercurrent about the slate of candidates to get a true feel for how well things will work out.More

Understanding the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
New York State Department of Labor
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is designed to promote the hiring of individuals who qualify as a member of a target group; for example, businesses can receive up to $2,400 in federal tax savings for hiring low-income individuals with barriers to employment.More

More companies opt for online tests to fill in blanks
Workforce Management
Companies are giving employment testing high marks these days. Despite a tepid hiring climate, spending on assessments of job candidates and existing employees increased approximately 20 percent in the past year, according to vendors in the field.More

Generational differences in recognition, rewards
Human Resource Executive Online
As it turns out, the gap between Generation Y and baby boomer workers encompasses more than differing tastes in music, fashion and politics. They also differ in the way each group views the fruits of hard work and extra responsibility — and the gap is a wide one.More

Get NYSA News on your smartphone
New York Staffing Association
NYSA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create NYSA News, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. NYSA News also is available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the NYSA feed by clicking the "Edit" button, searching the "Business Management" category and selecting NYSA. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.More

Study shows US organizations reinvesting in HR spending, staffing
Recruiting Trends
U.S. organizations are starting to reinvest in human resources services and staffing following the economic downturn of the past three years, according to findings included in Bersin & Associates' "The HR Factbook 2011: Executive Summary."More

Attitude more important than qualifications in interview
Institute of Leadership and Management
Most employers believe a positive attitude is more important than the perfect qualifications when interviewing job applicants, according to research from recruitment group Reed.More

Staffing data indicate salaries may increase
Bloomberg News via Reading Eagle
Staffing agencies are charging companies more for temporary workers — a possible harbinger of a bump up in salaries for permanent employees later this year.More

Can a personality test pick the perfect new hire?
BNET
A business owner shares her experience in using a personality test to help narrow the field of candidates for a crucial staff opening. The results, she says, shocked her.More