Nov. 1, 2011

College graduate hiring to rise
Staffing Industry Analysts
Employers plan to increase hiring of college grads by 9.5 percent in 2012, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.More

Is Rochester undergoing economic resurgence?
Rochester Business Journal
The Rochester area led all other regions statewide in job growth in September, as it has for almost half a year. Does this mean the area is undergoing an economic resurgence?
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Recruiter tip: The client's consultant
Recruiting Trends
The recruiter's annual season slump starts around Halloween, and the focus turns to networking. This year, let's take a different approach to the end-of-year slump. Let's be proactive in developing existing relationships with clients and making inroads to potential markets. Let's think about being the consultant to the client during this dizzying period.More

New York public workers retiring at faster rate
The Journal News
Public workers in New York are filing for retirement at a record pace, up more than 50 percent between the past two years for both teachers and government workers, records show.More

Is social networking all it's cracked up to be?
Talent Management
The recruitment world is abuzz with the effectiveness of social networking as a venue for finding your next great hire. But one recruiter — whose work focuses on construction professionals — says these tools "are not what they are cracked up to be."More

The recruiting script
Recruiting Blogs
It's not easy, and there is a lot of rejection, but recruiters who spend their time finding candidates by cold-calling generally find better candidates and make more placements than people who spend their days surfing job boards.More

Upstate school district rankings released
Buffalo Business First
Business First has issued new academic rankings for 431 public school districts in the 48 counties of upstate New York. Where are children getting the best education?More

Video the star for personal finance site's recruiting process
Personal finance site Moneysupermarket.com has welcomed five new specialist IT hires following an innovative recruitment process. Candidates whose CVs passed initial screening were asked to make a video outlining their suitability for roles.More

Midsized companies choosing tech over talent
A Deloitte survey of almost 700 executives at midsized companies shows executives are focusing more on technology than on hiring the best talent. A majority of them expect both revenue and profitability to increase next year, despite gloomy economic reports.More

HR experts: Best to vet, customize all 'personality' tests
Can pre-employment personality tests help hiring managers predict the future — or are they a fast track to a discrimination charge? The right test, designed for the job at hand, validated by an expert and vetted by a company's in-house industrial psychologist or counsel can be a helpful tool in choosing job candidates.More