The NYSA News
Aug. 19, 2014

American Staffing Association recognizes the New York Staffing Association for corporate social responsibility
American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association conferred the New York Staffing Association with a 2014 ASA Care Awards honorable mention distinction. This national award program recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility initiatives — business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society — among ASA member staffing companies, associate members and affiliated chapters. NYSA was honored for its commitment to breast cancer awareness and organizing a team to participate and fundraise for the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk supporting the American Cancer Society, held in Central Park on Oct. 20, 2013.More

Confidence in contracting
The Staffing Stream
The shift from a full-time to a more freelance-driven workplace has become increasingly common among industries ranging from transportation-for-hire to advertising and event management as the U.S. economy improves. In few areas is this idea of on-demand talent more palpable than when it comes to employing technology professionals.More

New York State's economy adds 17,300 private sector jobs in July
New York State Department of Labor
New York State’s private sector job count grew by 17,300, or 0.2 percent, in July 2014, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. This latest monthly employment gain raised New York State’s overall private sector job count to 7,603,300, an all-time high. The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.6 percent in July 2014, remaining at its lowest level since November 2008.More

Senior managers split on steady temp work vs. full-time employment
Staffing Industry Analysts
About half of senior managers said when it comes to evaluating someone's work background, a long period of consistent temporary assignments is comparable to full-time employment, according to a new OfficeTeam survey.More

Why the stigma of hourly employment needs to end
Business Insider
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hourly workers make up three-fifths of all wage and salaried workers. In addition, 40 percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers this year, compared to 36 percent last year. While these findings are all well and good, the fact is, there is still a stigma associated with this sort of work.More

What unsuccessful recruiters are doing wrong
Most strategic recruiters seek to optimize the three most important factors in talent acquisition — cost, time and quality. However, that objective is often impossible to accomplish because recruiters continue to use outdated talent processes which were designed back in the 1980s.More

What happened to part-time work?
Human Resource Executive Online
About one in five people with jobs in the United States now work part-time, and the number of part-time jobs has not been declining very quickly as the economy emerges from the recession. There are about three times as many part-time workers who have that arrangement by choice, compared to those who want full-time work but can't find it. The number in the latter category is still twice as high as it was before the Great Recession, which is why some think that this high level of part-time work is part of a "new normal" in the post-recession workplace.More