The NYSA News
Sep. 11, 2012

Free NYSA event: The Current Lending Climate
Please be our guest on Sept. 19 as we feature a panel discussion regarding what the current lending trends are to the staffing industry. Participants will hear from a panel constructed of tier 1 banks and specialty lenders to the staffing industry. Find out what the current lending trends are, and how credit is being viewed by these institutions.More

State of Working New York 2012: Data show a disappointingly weak recovery
Fiscal Policy Institute
How are New Yorkers faring? A snapshot can be seen in "The State of Working New York 2012: Disappointingly Weak Recovery," this year's annual report from Fiscal Policy Institute on the New York state economy. Compared to the nation, New York's payroll job growth has been slightly better than or even with national job growth, but this modest job growth has been concentrated among low-wage industries.More

The employment situation — August 2012
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, in professional and technical services, and in health care.More

Temp jobs fall in August
Staffing Industry Analysts
The number of jobs in the "temporary help services" industry slipped to approximately 2.52 million in August, down by 4,900 from July, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Sept. 7 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Temporary employment as a percent of total employment — the temporary help penetration rate — slipped to 1.89 percent in August from 1.90 percent in July.More

The rise of the new contract worker
Harvard Business Review
More and more people are choosing a contingent work style — that is, temporary work that may be project-based or time-based — over full-time or part-time work. Temporary placement service provider Adecco predicts that the rate of growth in contingent workers will be three to four times the growth rate among traditional workforces, and that they eventually will make up about 25 percent of the global workforce.More

Using mobile technology for hiring top talent
Human Resources IQ
The way people search for jobs is changing. The internet signaled one massive shift in recruitment behavior in the last decade — companies started by incorporating social media into their HR strategy with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn recruiting. Mobile phones and accompanying apps are representing the next major shift.More

The rise of 'permatemps' in the workplace
Minnesota Public Radio
AudioBrief More than 40 million Americans are freelance workers and temporary employment has grown more than 20 percent since the start of the year. The rise of temporary workers in recent years has spun off the term "permatemps." So is this a more permanent category of worker and who fits into this definition? What are the implications of this trend? More

Use prospect research and failure analysis to learn why recruiting underperforms
Recruiting leaders can learn a lot from sales and marketing people. You simply cannot expect potential targets to read your messages or buy your product unless you fully understand them. Well, recruiting is no different. If you're continually failing to reach your recruiting targets you need to take a step back and make sure that you fully know and understand your target recruiting prospects. More

A tough five years for US labor
Buffalo Business Journal
An analysis of unemployment throughout the United States over the past five years shows every large metropolitan area was impacted. Buffalo was no exception, as the jobless rate in the middle of 2012 was at 9 percent compared to just 5 percent in same period of 2007.More