The NYSA News
Nov. 22, 2011

Determining a sourcer's worth
Let's talk about what sourcing is worth. What are you — as a professional people-hunter/sourcer/search ninja — actually worth?More

Recruiting is sales
Recruiting Trends
The competition for top talent will continue to increase. How can you differentiate yourself and your company from your competitors? The first key difference is you — the recruiter.More

New York unemployment rate falls to 7.9 percent
New York State Department of Labor
New York State's unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in October, down from 8 percent in September, the State Labor Department reported. The number of unemployed New Yorkers also dropped during the month — from 758,200 in September to 757,000 in October 2011.
Related news: Rochester leads the state in job gains (Rochester Business Journal)More

Business owner's insight: Hiring in a chaotic job market
Fox Business
Damon Schechter, CEO of Shipwire, shares a business owner's perspective on what he calls one of his major sources of frustration in today's economic climate: hiring. More

Why counteroffers are good (except for headhunters)
Recruiting Blogs
As headhunters we are taught early that counteroffers are bad and we need to make sure we explain to our candidates the pitfalls of accepting them. Obviously the time we put into a search never can be replaced or compensated if it's a contingent assignment. But sometimes counteroffers are good for our candidates.More

Study reveals worker attitudes, concerns in 2011
Talent Management
HR Solutions Inc. recently conducted an analysis of its clients' 2011 employee engagement survey comment themes from more than 93,000 respondents. What are workers' top concerns or attitudes?More

Survey: 16 percent of small firms to hire
Staffing Industry Analysts
Sixteen percent of small business plan to add at least one position over the next quarter, according to a new survey of small business by TD Bank. Sixty-nine percent of small businesses surveyed said they expect to keep staffing levels the same.More

Recruiters shifting budgets to social media
Companies are spending more this year on recruiting but are focusing their dollars on more high-tech methods than in the past, a new report suggests.More

Send the right message with holiday gifts for employees, clients
Inside Toronto
The spirit of giving is approaching, and employers are walking the line between benevolence and their budget constraints. There are considerations as to what you give your employees, clients or suppliers, and you also have to make the gift-giving fit into your bottom line.More