The NYSA News
Aug. 27, 2013

New York Staffing Association recognized for corporate social responsibility by American Staffing Association
The New York Staffing Association, headquartered in New York City, N.Y, was recently conferred an ASA Care Award honorary mention distinction. The ASA Care 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.More

The top 10 best approaches for winning the 'war for college talent'
College recruiting has been in the doldrums during most of the economic downturn, and as a result there have been few strategic changes in it, even though the rest of the recruiting function has undergone major shifts during the downturn. More

Monster: Demand increasing for sales workers
Staffing Industry Analysts
Sales pros have a generally positive employment outlook, with 42 percent confident that they could find a new job if needed and 58 percent agreeing they would relocate for the right opportunity, according to Monster's Workforce Talent survey. Total sales and related jobs increased 60 percent from three years ago and 8 percent on an annual basis. More

Economy recovers, income doesn't
The nation may be in better economic shape, but that doesn't mean Americans' paychecks are. Median annual household income has fallen 4.4 percent to $52,098 in the four years since the economic recovery began. Black Americans took the biggest income hit since the Great Recession ended.More

State labor department releases preliminary July 2013 area unemployment rates
New York State Department of Labor
The State Labor Department released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2013, which are calculated following procedures prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state's unemployment rate relies in part on the results of a telephone survey of 3,100 households (out of more than 7 million) in New York State.More

New York state job growth slows, report says
Buffalo Business First
An analysis of job growth shows that for the first time in six years New York is pacing below the rest of the U.S., the state comptroller reported. “The good news is that New York’s job count has increased above its pre-recession levels,” said Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “The bad news is that, over the past year, we have fallen short of the national growth rate in several major employment sectors. New York, like much of the nation, is still struggling to generate the well-paying, secure jobs that workers at various skill levels and experience need and deserve.” More

Why are you in staffing?
The Staffing Stream
One would hope your reasons for being in staffing are:
1. You know something about staffing, that is getting orders and filling them.

2. You enjoy what you are doing for a living day in and day out

3. You know how to make money in staffing, both for the short term and building value.More

Private sector wage growth in holding pattern
Staffing Industry Analysts
Private sector workers can expect the overall pace of annual wage increases to remain in a holding pattern in the coming months, according to the preliminary third-quarter wage trend indicator released by Bloomberg BNA, a publisher of specialized news and information. More

The right tweet at the right time: Social media indicators for real-time recruiting
You know the old saying "the early bird catches the worm," right? In the case of job recruiting, this phrase is particularly relevant. Any experienced recruiter knows that a highly qualified candidate who has multiple offers on the table needs to be targeted as quickly as possible.More