The NYSA News
Jul. 1, 2014

When it comes to temps, who's the boss?
Bloomberg Businessweek
Call it the “Who’s the Boss” phenomenon: The business models of many major U.S. companies depend on workers who are legally employed by someone else. Labor groups argue that such sprawling supply chains make it harder to hold companies accountable for abuse, let alone organize the workers involved. Now they’re pushing back: A California bill would put companies on the hook when employees get cheated by their contractors.More

What the staffing industry needs to know about telecommuting
The Staffing Stream
Telecommuting has been such a highly debated topic over the last couple years – from banning the option altogether to championing its benefits, companies across the country have been giving more weight to examining the pros and cons of telecommuting. For the staffing industry in particular, it’s important to remain up-to-speed on employee attitudes toward telecommuting policies in order to understand how these work from home options ultimately factor into job placement. And on the flipside, having a grasp on the employer perspective of telecommuting is equally crucial.More

Occupational employment and wages for selected financial occupations in New York's Metropolitan areas
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Among the 12 metropolitan areas in New York, five had annual wages that were significantly below the national average for accountants and auditors. Five areas had below-average wages for financial analysts, and six had below-average wages for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.More

State Labor Department releases May 2014 area unemployment rates
New York State Department of Labor
The New York State Department of Labor has released preliminary local area unemployment rates for May 2014. The state’s private sector job count increased by 106,500 from May 2013 to May 2014. As reported last week, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2014 was unchanged at 6.7%, remaining at its lowest level since December 2008. In May 2014, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,568,600, an all-time high, marking the 18th consecutive monthly gain in private sector jobs.More

Recruitment is marketing: 3 changes you need to make
To create differentiation and improve candidate engagement, recruitment must morph into a marketing process. While there has always been an element of marketing in a good recruiting process, it has never been the core.More

Raising the bar: Become the recruiting subject matter expert
Recruiting Trends
If your sourcing strategy is to post a job on Monster and then start praying the right candidates will apply, you are in real trouble. Don’t let this happen to you! Strategic recruiting consultants are subject matter experts who have the ability to tell a story about their search and the outcomes. If you are interested in becoming a strategic recruiting consultant, walk with me here through the process of preparing, implementing and reporting on a candidate search.More

ASA Staffing Index reaches week-24 high of 98
American Staffing Association
Staffing employment for the week of June 9 – 15 was up 4.59 percent compared with the same week last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index, which rose to 97.72. This is the highest week-24 index value. The same week will be used in the June monthly employment situation report that will be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 3. Temporary and contract staffing employment increased 0.91 percent from the prior week.More

10 insights that will change the way headhunters operate
Recruiting, for many headhunters can be an arduous, unprofitable and seemingly thankless job. However, there is still a good amount of money to be made in the industry, you just have to know how to navigate an ever-increasing competitive landscape.More