The NYSA News
Dec. 3, 2013

The best way to find a staffing sales rep
The Staffing Stream
Tom Erb writes, "As we know in our industry, finding and matching talent to a job is no easy task. When that person is your next sales rep, the challenge becomes even greater. In my experience recruiting all kinds of positions, both for clients and for my own team, it is the single toughest position to fill."More

US leading index rises in October
Staffing Industry Analysts
The U.S. leading economic index edged up in October, The Conference Board reported. The index increased 0.2 percent in October to a reading of 97.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in September, and a 0.7 percent increase in September. More

Staffing firm delights clients with just-in-time labor strategy
Staffing Talk
With the advent of fluid labor forces that stretch across continents and factory floors alike, the need to efficiently manage time has never been greater. After all, time is money, right? As labor costs increase and competition is driving businesses to become more efficient, everyone needs tools to help them overcome these challenges.  More

Stay interviews: An essential tool for winning the war to keep your employees
Many firms use exit interviews to find out why employees are leaving their jobs. Unfortunately, asking an employee on their last day "why are you leaving?" doesn't provide useful information in time to prevent the turnover.More

State Labor Department releases preliminary October 2013 area unemployment rates
New York State Department of Labor
The State Labor Departmen released preliminary local area unemployment rates for October 2013, which are calculated following procedures prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state's unemployment rate relies in part on the results of a telephone survey of 3,100 households (out of more than 7 million) in New York State.More

Ask Career Mojo: What exactly is a "company culture"?
Buffalo Business First
Question: What does "company culture" mean?More

Are you networking or using people? Here's how to know the difference
Albany Business Review
No one wants to be accused of using other people, but are you mistakenly acting like a "user"? The definition of networking is "connecting to build two-way relationships for the long term." Simple, right?More

Job seekers are voting with their resumes
Staffing Talk
Etsy pays its employees to volunteer. Patagonia gives 1 percent of its sales to help repair the environment. Dansko compensates its workers for the time they spend voting. And it's not only customers who are paying attention: job seekers are "voting" with their resumes.More