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Sep. 16, 2014

ASA: Staffing employment sees best Q2 in 8 years
Staffing Industry Analysts
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.15 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2014, up 5.6 percent from the second quarter of 2013, according to data released by the American Staffing Association. Average weekly employment in the second quarter was higher than in any second quarter since 2006, when it was 3.18 million, according to the ASA.More

Your best candidates might be searching for part-time jobs
Popular coverage of the role of part-time jobs in the economy often attributes the rise of these positions to employers who have turned some full-time jobs into part-time ones. While there are 7.5 million Americans working part time for economic reasons (they’d like to work more hours but can’t find a full-time job), there are millions of others who are actively interested in more flexible work options or reduced hours — and this interest isn’t isolated to low-skilled workers.More

As your staffing company grows, here is the hardest thing to change
Staffing Talk
VideoBrief Many who started staffing business are tight-fisted and abrupt. On the flip side, that desire to succeed made them scrappy, creative and intense — qualities that, while they were small, earned them respect and prestige. But as the business got bigger, a different dynamic took hold. Here's a video on how one person, the much maligned Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is trying to work his way through that period. More

Where social recruiting is heading
The Staffing Stream
Social recruiting is gaining popularity and people are also visiting social networking channels in search of jobs. According to Staffing Industry Analysts research, social recruiting in the staffing industry may not match the significance of social networks like Facebook in terms of placements. Only 2.6 percent of the people accepted that they used Facebook, and even lesser, 0.5 percent mentioned it to be Twitter.More

How Twitter Analytics is a social recruiting game changer
Employers have reported that using social media to source candidates has improved candidate quality by 49 percent. The big three social networking sites used to source and attract talent are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn takes the lead at 93 percent of companies using it for recruiting purposes, followed by Facebook (66%) and Twitter (54%). However, is it Twitter’s time to shine in social recruiting? Well, the release of Twitter Analytics just may be the social recruiting game changer.More

US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up
The Associated Press via Boston Globe
The number of US job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673 million in July, from 4.675 million in June, the Labor Department said Tuesday. June’s figure was the highest since February 2001. The drop was led by a decline in government job postings. Businesses actually advertised slightly more jobs.More

The trouble with talent acquisition
Human Resource Executive Online
When it comes to recruiting talent, a new survey highlights the rift between HR and hiring managers as one of the biggest challenges organizations face. Experts weigh in on ways to improve this relationship to add more productivity to the recruitment process.More

Survey: Majority of workers don't aspire to leadership roles
Most American workers are not aiming for the corner office, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Approximately one third (34 percent) of workers aspire to leadership positions, with only 7 percent aiming for senior or C-level management. By an 11 percentage point margin, men (40 percent) are more likely than women (29 percent) to desire a leadership role.More

Top 5 things recruiters should ask their big data
Recruiting rock stars is almost as critical to the future of a business as having an amazing product offering that meets a critical market need. The human capital of any company truly is one of its most valuable assets. But unlike the technological advances in marketing, customer support and sales, recruitment at most companies hasn't seen significant improvements that support analytics-driven, evidenced-based talent acquisition. According to a recent survey, 90% of startups rank talent acquisition as their biggest challenge. And finding the right candidates with specific skills is just as much of a problem for bigger companies too. In recent years though, the advent of big data in hiring is exponentially changing the game, empowering recruiters and their organizations like never before. With the right data, recruiting the best candidates is faster, more strategic, cost-effective and objective, which explains why an increasing number of companies are making it a priority.More