The NYSA News
Dec. 2, 2014

Email marketing tips to attract passive candidates
The Staffing Stream
Email marketing is one of the most effective and widely used ways to outreach the most passive candidates. But most of time, nobody bothers to open such messages. Here are some key insights that can make email marketing a hit.More

ASA staffing index hits record high
Staffing Industry Analysts
The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 3.17 percent for the week of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 105.84, the highest value since the index’s inception in June 2006.More

Growth stories from the fastest-growing staffing firms
Staffing Industry Analysts
This year's list of fastest-growing staffing firms released earlier this year uncovered staffing and recruitment firms with impressive growth. But what are these firms like? What fuels their growth?More

There is little recruiting competition during December ... so be bold and seize a great opportunity
Between Thanksgiving and the rest of the year, it is mostly a dead period for recruiting. But recruiting leaders should realize that failing to recruit during this period is a huge missed opportunity, simply because the recruiting competition is mostly inactive during this extended period. This lack of competition makes recruiting even more essential for smaller firms and those without a strong employer brand simply because the major firms (with powerful employer brands that are difficult to compete against) are on the sidelines.More

OSHA investigates more temp agencies
The National Law Review
Eighteen months after OSHA announced the Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI), the inspection numbers show that OSHA has been aggressively investigating temporary worker staffing agencies for compliance with OSHA requirements and citing those agencies when violations are found.More

Most employers have difficulty filling 'middle-skills' positions, report reveals
Bloomberg BNA
Unfilled “middle-skills” jobs — those that generally require more education or training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree — threaten a company’s ability to grow and compete globally, according to a report released Nov. 17. According to the survey, almost half of all job postings today (47 percent) are for middle-skills jobs. The survey found that 56 percent of HR execs found middle-skills jobs hard to fill. Companies in finance and insurance (68 percent), information and telecommunications (55 percent), and health-care (54 percent) experience the greatest challenges, the report said.More

State Labor Department releases preliminary October 2014 area unemployment rates
New York State Department of Labor
The New York State Department of Labor released preliminary local area unemployment rates for October 2014. The state’s private sector job count increased by 110,000 from October 2013 to October 2014. In October 2014, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,606,700. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 6.2 percent to 6.0 percent in October 2014, its lowest level since October 2008.More