July 5, 2011

Tricky conversations with managers
Often, managers think they know what they want in a candidate, but the person they want actually wouldn’t want to work for their company. Carol Schultz and Todd Raphael address these and other tricky conversations recruiters often have with managers.More

Another look at New York guest workers' program
Watertown Daily Times
New York's U.S. senators are making another effort to extend a guest farmworker program to dairies and expand it to allow farmers to hire immigrant workers on a contract basis for as long as three years.More

Bill Humbert: Attracting passive candidates?
Recruiting Trends
When I attend recruiting conferences and human resource meetings nationwide, inevitably the conversation works its way to attracting the Holy Grail of recruitment: the passive candidate. More

Erie County leads in worker pay
Buffalo Business First
Average employee compensation in Erie County is a shade higher than $50,000, according to a new national study. On Numbers says Erie County leads Western New York with average pay of $50,653 per worker. It's followed by Wyoming County at $45,661 per job, Niagara County at $45,621 and Orleans County at $45,397.More

Employee background verification: Badge of trust
There is demand for the right people across all lines of employment. The economy is rebounding, but this time around many companies are cautious and wary of hiring candidates who lack the aptitude and the background to get the job done. More

Labor Department updates Functional Affirmative Action Program
United States Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released a new directive to outline the process by which federal supply and service contractors can apply for Functional Affirmative Action Program agreements.More

Empire State Development Corp. helps add 1,000 new jobs
Rochester Business Journal
Three businesses from the Rochester area received funding from the Empire State Development Corp. Eight additional projects also were funded, with ESDC allocating $24.9 million to create more than 1,000 new jobs and retain 4,000 existing positions throughout New York.More

Lessons from the IMF: How to hire in a crisis
The first rule of hiring a new leader during turmoil: Do not make the crisis worse. The IMF's announcement of Christine Lagarde as its next director is a good choice for right now — a key ingredient in crisis hiring.More

Poll: Midsize firms see more profits, borrowing, hiring
Nearly two-thirds of midsize U.S. companies expect higher profits in the next 12 months, and many plan to borrow more and increase hiring and investment, according to a survey by JPMorgan Chase & Co.More

Brad Feld: The worst due diligence question
Recently I've been on the receiving end of a bunch of due diligence calls. Some are for companies with which I'm involved, some are for entrepreneurs with whom I've worked and some are for other VCs raising new funds. More