The NYSA News
Jul. 24, 2012

Scoring candidates — and making it public?
Recruiting Trends
Be prepared for a wave of products and services that attempt to score individuals and their resumes. Although this might have begun as an outgrowth of the 20th century assessment business, it's actually an expression of gamification, the measurement of influence and a desire to deliver better choices for hiring managers. The practice of assigning a relevance score to a resume is as old as resume search engines. This new trend involves making the scores public.More

First 4 things to consider on a LinkedIn profile
SmartRecruiting
LinkedIn is the recruiters' choice for social networks, with 93 percent of hiring managers and recruiters using the professional social network in their hiring and staffing strategy. When it's time to hire, it's critical to evaluate a LinkedIn profile quickly and effectively so you can maximize your time by qualifying the best candidates.More

Temporary work demand rises as companies avoid commitments
Bloomberg
A growing number of businesses are turning to staffing companies for temporary workers, reflecting employer concern about the U.S. economic outlook. The number of people on the payrolls of temporary staffing businesses grew 10.7 percent in June to 2.5 million from a year earlier, the biggest increase since May 2011, based on data from the Labor Department. More

The end of Chinese manufacturing and the rebirth of US industry
Forbes
By offering subsidies, cheap labor and lax regulations and rigging its currency, China was able to seduce American companies to relocate their manufacturing operations there. Millions of American jobs moved to China, and manufacturing became the underpinning of China's growth and prosperity. But rising labor costs, concerns over government-sponsored I.P. theft and lagging production times are causing companies such as Dow Chemicals, Caterpillar, GE and Ford to start moving some manufacturing back to the U.S. More

Sent to A, hired by B: How will you collect?
The Fordyce Letter
Have you ever encountered a situation where you sent your candidate to one division in a company — only to find the candidate was subsequently hired by another division of the same company? What's the best way to ensure your fee?More

3 interview questions that reveal everything you need to know
The Daily Recruiter
Interviewing job candidates is tough, especially because some candidates are a lot better at interviewing than they are at working. To get the core information you need about the candidates you interview, here's a simple but incredibly effective interview technique from John Younger, the CEO of Accolo, a cloud recruiting solutions provider. More

Yahoo's Mayer: Invest in talent
Upstart
If you're ridiculously talented and looking for a new gig, Yahoo may be the place to be. Marissa Mayer, the struggling company's new chief executive, issued a memo that gave one small hint about the future direction of the company: boosting the profile of its workforce.More

11 metro areas with 100,000+ small businesses
The Business Journals
Eleven U.S. markets contain more than 100,000 small businesses each — and an additional 14 metropolitan areas have between 50,000 and 100,000 apiece. The total for these 25 markets, according to a new study by On Numbers, is 3.13 million small businesses. Topping the list is New York City's metro area, with more than 522,000 small businesses and microbusinesses.More