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NYSA Staffing Industry Update
City issues first ban on outsourcing hotel jobs
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The city of Cambridge, Mass., has moved to create an ordinance that effectively will bar hotels from outsourcing in-house jobs, the first ban of its kind in the country. The real subtext for the ordinance is a controversial labor practice. In recent years, some hotel chains have been saving money by outsourcing traditional in-house jobs to temporary staffing agencies that pay workers lower wages and don't offer health benefits. More

IRS lets employers come clean on contractor payroll taxes
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Internal Revenue Service is giving companies that have been misclassifying employees as independent contractors a chance to pay a fraction of back taxes to avoid interest, penalties and audits for previous years. More

Tips for going mobile with recruiting
ERE    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The PepsiCos of the world are leading the way in mobile recruiting, but most companies still are figuring out what it is job candidates want to do with a mobile phone, how they'll use it, how much time they'll spend on it and what sort of experience they'll want as compared to what they might want in a corporate career site. More

SHRM study: More than half of employers want applicants drug-tested
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A recently released study examining the use of drug testing programs by employers, conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, found more than half of employers — 57 percent — conduct drug tests on all job candidates. More

When it comes to online reputation, 'life's not fair — and companies aren't either'
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A study released by Microsoft found that 70 percent of company recruiters said they reject applicants based on information they found online. That same study showed job applicants to be incredibly naive about this: Only 15 percent said they thought information found online would affect their ability to get a job. More

Beware: Internet background checks have risks
The Bakersfield Californian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even if a thorough, sophisticated search of the Internet can reveal a ton of "personal" information about someone — including age, gender and religion — that information cannot be used by employers in their hiring decisions. More

Gen Y out of work: What is corporate America doing about it?
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Highly educated, sometimes entitled and incredibly humbled by the current labor market, Generation Y is hungry for work. But do employers understand this enormous and grossly underemployed demographic? More

Survey: Small business curtail hiring
Staffing Industry Analysts    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fewer than half of small-business CEOs plan net hiring to rise in the coming months, according to the Vistage CEO confidence index survey released at the end of September. More

The end of human resources as we know it
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The challenges are great, and a new kind of HR executive is emerging to meet them. In the process, these strategic leaders are turning our traditional concept of human resources on its head. Here are five major forces that are driving the changes that will end HR as we know it by the year 2020. More

Falling wages threaten US as consumers might cut spending
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ninety-one percent of people in the U.S. labor force have a job. That may be the extent of the good news for these Americans, whose incomes tell a darker story. Take-home pay, adjusted for prices, fell 0.3 percent in August, the third decrease in five months, and personal income dropped for the first time in two years, the Commerce Department reported. More
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