The NYSA News
Dec. 11, 2012

A temporary solution: Employers, workers taking alternative approach to staffing
The Buffalo News
Employers have different reasons for using temps. They might be cautious about the cost of adding to their work permanent force. Companies use temps to handle surges in work or to control labor costs. And they might end up hiring some of those temps when their assignments are over, based on how they performed. It can become an on-the-job tryout.More

Poor job fit: A growing global epidemic
Recruiting Trends
As the nation continues to be plagued by high unemployment, it would make sense that most people would be happy just to have a job. However, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employees voluntarily quitting their jobs has surpassed the number of those who are fired or discharged. And the leading cause is poor job fit.More

Contracts can present new work force opportunities
The Washington Informer
With 35 percent of U.S. companies relying on smaller staffs since the recession, the landscape of the labor market is changing substantially and more employers are beginning to emphasize the contingent, flexible work force. A recent survey from CareerBuilder finds that this trend is fully expected to continue through 2012, as 36 percent of responding companies said they planned to hire temporary or contract workers this year. More

Is employee turnover a hindrance or vital to success?
Staffing Talk
Conventional business wisdom says that you want to keep your employees until the end of time, so as to not waste your time on recruiting/interviewing/hiring and to ensure consistency in your results and approach. But we live in an ever-changing world and business climate; not to mention that the staffing industry is, in many ways, a world unto itself wherein conventional wisdom doesn't always apply.More

A guide to working with difficult clients
Search Engine Journal
We love our clients! This indeed is a true statement, for without clients, there can be no success or even a business in the first place. However, once in a while a client comes along that is not so easy to work with.More

State hiring cut-rate temporary workers
The Times Union
State officials say they've hit on a way to save $60 million over the next five years by reducing the pay of a legion of temporary workers who supplement the state work force. Under a series of new contracts arranged by the Office of General Services, temp service employees will see their wages fall as much as 42 percent.More

EEOC lawsuit alleges woman fired by staffing agency because of prosthetic leg
The Chicago Tribune
A Chicago-area woman with a prosthetic leg was wrongfully terminated from a temporary job because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged in a lawsuit. The EEOC sued the staffing company, Staffmark Investment LLC, as well as its client, Sony Electronics, for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.More

How companies must adapt for an aging work force
Harvard Business Review
The world's population is growing older, taking us into uncharted demographic waters. By 2050, over one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older, up from the current figure of one-seventh. The number of centenarians worldwide will double by 2023 and double again by 2035. Projections suggest life expectancy will surpass 100 in some industrialized countries by the second half of this century — roughly triple the lifespan that prevailed worldwide throughout most of human history. Business has been slow to plan for population aging, but delay won't be an option for much longer.More