Eight Killer Staffing Resolutions For 2012

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For example, as 2012 dawns, some staffing firms are still struggling to work their way out of the recession — while others say business is booming. Based on what has worked — or not worked — in the past and the trends they see for the coming year, we asked staffing firm owners and managers what their plans are for improving businesses in 2012: * Work with clients who are serious about filling the position.

Staffing News Of The Day, February 27, 2012

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In case you missed it on Friday, here is a link to Inavero’s 2012 Best of Staffing Talent list. That’s a mentality that Roberts fear has become far too commonplace in today’s culture. News 2012 Best of Staffing Talent list Addison Group Addison Search Body language in the workplace Coastal Connections Etowah Employment Inavero Staffing News of the Day Team Staffing IncSocial media in the workplace: Legal questions raised over business social media creations.


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My Favorite Staffing Talk Posts Of 2012

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And I thought it would be interesting for me to take a look back at some of my favorite posts of 2012, though a year-ender is not an original idea certainly. 2012 wasn’t very old when I came across this provocative Yahoo! That book was for me one of the more interesting reads of 2012, and it led me to this post about the book and the opinions expressed in it. I will end with one of my personal favorites of 2012, though it didn’t generate that much conversation.

Staffing News Of The Day, November 28, 2012

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Select Staffing organized and hosted a food drive and fund-raiser benefiting the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County during the fourth-annual Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon Expo, held November 9, 2012. November 2012 ADP National Employment Report(R) to be released on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. William Lubker, 51, of south St.

Continuous Improvement - Flipping the Script on Your Coaching Culture

Speaker: Jordan George, Director, Leadership & Talent Development

In 2012 – 15 years later – another SHRM survey found 45% of HR leaders thought reviews were a poor gauge of a worker’s performance. Practical advice for gradually (and successfully) shifting your coaching culture towards one of continuous improvement. Folding a fitted sheet.

Staffing News Of The Day, October 30, 2012

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reports 2012 third-quarter operating results. Father can proceed with FMLA retaliation claim in “macho culture” lawsuit. [JS§upra]. FORTUNE® Magazine and CNN Money announce Paramount Staffing as a “2012 Best Company”.

Staffing News Of The Day, August 24, 2012

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Seven Step Recruiting reports 41 percent growth in Q2 2012. Can a corporate culture be built with digital tools? Disys to raise $20M to fuel acquisitions. Washington Business Journal]. Jay Yarid joins SolomonEdwards as Business Development Manager for the Dallas office. Yahoo Finance]. A federal judge Thursday threw out all guilty verdicts in a hospital kickback-bribery case against Batesville businessman Lee Garner and some against Tupelo’s Ray Shoemaker. DJournal]. and U.K.

Staffing News Of The Day, September 25, 2012

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Culture keeps firms together in trying times. 10–16, 2012 temporary and contract employment increased 1.73%, pushing the index up two points to a value of 95. Indeed to be acquired by Recruit. Indeed]. Webrecruit touches down in Nashville. Recruiter]. Former staffing agency owner sentenced to 30 months for harboring illegal workers. Arkansas Business]. Volt Consulting Group announces partnership with Staffing Industry Analysts for Certification Program. Market Watch].

Staffing News Of The Day, November 1, 2012

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Hudson Global reports 2012 third quarter results. QUEsocial was named the November 2012 Start-up of the Month by Built in Chicago. Workplace Culture – It Takes a Village. ADP: 158,000 private-sector jobs added in October. MarketWatch]. 4-traders]. Command Center announces revenue of $9.34 million – up 26.9% – for the month of October. 4-traders]. Elwood Staffing opens in Lagrange. Lagrange News]. What companies are saying about Sandy’s impact on earnings.

Staffing News Of The Day, October 10, 2012

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The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012, subject to various closing conditions. announced financial results for the first quarter ended August 31, 2012. Influence Your Company Culture (For the Better). oDesk released its Fall 2012 Online Work Survey, conducted by independent research firm Genesis Research Associates. Insight Global announced today an investment by Ares Management LLC.

Staffing News Of The Day, October 23, 2012

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As law, culture shift on same-sex marriage, employers are making changes. Walmart, temp agencies sued for minimum wage, overtime violations. The Huffington Post]. Temporary workers hired to help city. WHIZ News]. A 40-year-old Albany man’s arm was cut off above the elbow Monday in an accident at the Philomath operation of Mary’s River Lumber Co.

Staffing News Of The Day, February 2, 2012

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Optimism is on the rise as small businesses prepare for growth in 2012, but business expansion has its own dangers. A new Rocket Lawyer survey shows that, along with a bright outlook for 2012, small business owners are mindful of the additional legal risks they will encounter as their businesses grow. And Congress is already working on an extension for the remainder of 2012. 29, 2012. Will Solar Engineers See a Recruiting Comeback in 2012?

Staffing News Of The Day, June 8, 2012

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Start by cultivating a culture of innovation. Manpower CEO Jeffrey Joerres said , “If these uncertainties keep stacking up and none get resolved, we’ll see a hiring pause rather than the current slowdown.” Bloomberg]. Patriot Staffing Agency and other companies will be at a Greensboro Community Cookout Saturday, June 16 th offering help if you’re looking for a job while others offer hot dogs and hamburgers, buying a home and much more. DigTriad].

Staffing News Of The Day, February 6, 2012

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The survey of 1,400 CFOs, conducted on behalf of staffing firm Accountemps, found that 57 percent think an employee’s sense of humor is somewhat important when it comes to fitting in with the company’s corporate culture. Revenue Up 20%; company positioned for “continued growth” in 2012. Sorry, you’re not funny enough to work here.

The Question Is Not Whether You Can Do The Job, It’s Whether I Want To Have A Beer With You

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The study, titled “Hiring as Cultural Matching: The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms,” is published in the December issue of the American Sociological Review. Rivera says it is the first systematic, empirical investigation of whether shared culture between employers and job candidates matters in hiring. “The question is not ‘can they do this job?’ ’ The real decision is, ‘Do I want to have beer with this person?’”

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Staffing News Of The Day, September 17, 2012

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Onward Healthcare launches its 2012 Travel Healthcare Photo Contest. Be bold: Culture of Innovation drives Pinstripe’s growth. of Washington, DC unveils New Website on September 17, 2012 Making it Easier for Printer Copier Buyers to Get “Trusted” Information. ODESIA Completes Strategic Acquisition of Gestion Passerelle Inc. (“Passerelle”) for $850,000 and the issuance of 300,000 shares. Marketwire].

Staffing News Of The Day, November 29, 2012

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Eagle) has been named one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the Mid-Market category for 2012. PeopleSource of Arkansas LLC sues Nancy Todd Poker Palace LLC, Nancy Todd’s Poker Palace and Entertainment Venues LLC, and Arkansas Counts LLC. The Republic]. DISYS announces launch of cloud enablement product, Sirro. MarketWatch].

Staffing News Of The Day, July 6, 2012

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Free training webinar : ‘Creating a Culture of Performance’. to report 2012 second quarter earnings July 26. Allegedly sleazing staffing behavior : A manager at a San Antonio-area staffing agency has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who applied for a job at the firm where he worked.

Staffing News Of The Day. February 29, 2012

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Chief financial officers are split when asked whether an employee’s sense of humor is important for fitting into their company’s corporate culture, but workplace experts agree that the ability to find humor on the job is an important job skill — no matter where you work. Edward Jones recognized by CivilianJobs.com as a 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® Finalist. Leap Year 2012: From ‘leapers’ to leap-day exceptions, seven things to know.

Staffing News Of The Day, September 10, 2012

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Corporate culture important to employees, but execs may look at it wrong. Randstad unveils New Workforce360 Study: U.S. companies elevating contingency staffing plans to permanent policy. PRNewswire]. Is Dallas the Next Tech Hiring Hub? Wanted Analytics]. PwC report finds 48 percent of CFOs don’t anticipate one-time costs of going public. IPO readiness assessment a crucial component to successful IPO execution. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.

Staffing News Of The Day, April 2, 2012

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2012 second quarter military hiring events connect employers with veterans. An organization’s difficulty in recruiting and retaining top talent may be due to its corporate culture, its absurd job requirements or its faulty recruiting procedures.

Staffing News Of The Day, June 28, 2012

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More executives than employees think social media has a positive impact on workplace culture. While 45% of executives believe social media is good for their companies’ culture, only 27% of employees agree, finds a recent survey by Deloitte. Randstad and SEO launch research report “Into the Gap”: The qualitative mismatch in EU and US labor markets. Randstad]. How essential is showing up for work on a predictable basis under the Americans With Disabilities Act? mondaq].

What Agate Hunting And Recruiting Have In Common

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How are you diversifying your candidate pool to ensure you’re truly selecting from the best possible group of potential fits for your culture, your team and the role? I love soccer, playing poker, reading books of all types and creative writing. I also have a new hobby I am pretty excited about: agate hunting. I’ve discovered the joy of the outdoors and the excitement of each new find.

Staffing News Of The Day, January 13, 2012

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Maryland employers cautiously optimistic for new hires in 2012. Job market could be better in 2012. Renoir Staffing, LLC is featured in the 2012 Business Times Book of Lists as one of the Bay Area’s largest staffing firms. Don’t let the ‘weakest link’ define you; change your workplace culture. Dawson staffing firm gets room to expand with Grandview deal. Columbus Business Journal]. Association wants temp workers out. Calgary Herald].

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Jobvite’s 2012 Customer Summit


This year’s Summit on May 3rd, 2012 at the Hotel Sofitel is slated to be the recruiting event of the year. He was the chief evangelist at Apple, and was partially responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984, which went on to become a cultural icon. Whether you’re just beginning with Jobvite or are a seasoned pro, the 2012 Customer Summit offers two tracks to choose from. Regardless of your experience with Jobvite, Customer Summit 2012 has knowledge to offer you.

Authenticity Is Where It’s At In Job Interviews

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About the company, and it’s culture? About the company, and it’s culture? Authenticity. The degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character. As in a job interview. On both sides of the table. I was recently invited to speak to 200 recruiting and HR pros at the Minnesota Recruiters Conference on the campus of Best Buy.

Three Myths About Workplace Flexibility That Just Aren’t True

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We offer flexibility, but no one participates” [read: the culture doesn’t support it]. Concept Becomes Cultural Reality. On the surface, flexibility is already part of the new workplace culture. To conclude, company leaders are slowly beginning to realize bottom line benefits to creating and sustaining a flexible work culture.

Franchise or Start-Up? People Who’ve Done It Give Their Advice

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Some franchise owners get complacent with their business model and don’t push the envelope to inspire new innovations in business delivery from themselves, their staff, and rarely contribute to the overall improvement of the corporate culture of the company in which they are franchised,” said Kerger, a former manager for Adecco. So you want to open a staffing business, but you’re having an internal debate about whether to run a franchise branch or create your own start-up.

You Can’t Make This Up: More Hilarious Staffing Encounters

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Suffice it to say, this was a huge “culture shock” for me. A recent post that included some great examples of call-in-sick excuses caused several of our lovely staffing professional readers to open up and divulge some of their own recent work she-nanigans. We’ve ordered them in a very deliberate way as to slowly build up to the most ridiculous, so if you’re the impatient type who hates to be teased into anticipation, either start at the bottom or seek professional help.

5 Great Recruitment Videos on YouTube and Why They Work


Demonstrate your company culture in a fun way that will attract other employees with similar working attitudes. If you are recruiting for new talent in your company, one great way to do so is by taking your recruitment ad to video. YouTube is currently the third most popular website in the world with over 800 million unique users visiting each month which makes it the perfect place to find a new audience.

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You Really Need to Rethink Your Fonts

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Well Helvetica is significant in the histories of visual communication and American culture. After much heckling from my graphic design friends, I finally took the time this weekend to watch Helvetica , a 2007 documentary primarily about the font of the same name. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t realize how much typeface impacts their everyday life, and even more so for people who make typeface decisions. If you’re a designer, you need to see it.

Video Interview: Lauren Tassiello of Infusionsoft


A striking example is their “HR department,” which is very creatively designed around maintaining and enhancing their culture, rather than just fill traditional roles like payroll and recruiting. Infusionsoft is an organization with an interesting approach to team building. What does this mean? We spoke to Lauren Tassiello, who is the “Talent Tractor Beam Operator” at Infusionsoft. In the video below, she talks about the meaning of her title and their approach to team building.

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Video Interview: Lylan Masterman of Maxifier


In the video below, he talks about hiring based on company culture, and shares a glimpse of the growing demand for tech talent in New York City. Lylan Masterman is the VP of Product at Maxifier , an ad technology company. The post Video Interview: Lylan Masterman of Maxifier appeared first on Recruiterbox Blog

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Your Candidates Are Always “Active”

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I was just looking at the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study by CareerBuilder and it seems the distinction might be kind of passé. That insight should serve as impetus to make sure your online presence is active and up to date, that you are creating and publishing engaging content and that the stories you are telling about your culture and DNA, as well as the descriptions of specific open reqs, are accurate and aligned with reality.

How to Build a Winning Small Business Team


Hire On Culture, Not Qualifications. The single most important aspect of your business is your culture, and you should consistently look for team members who evoke, maintain and build your current culture. When you’re doing culture screenings, ask questions that get down into their personality. Building a small business team is never as easy as it sounds.

Staffing News Of The Day, April 20, 2012

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Fighting the culture wars at work. the cross-cultural advertising and media recruitment firm, comes just as the diversity issue is heating up again in New York City, where the Comptroller’s Office has submitted a shareholder proposal to Omnicom Group that would require the company to publicly disclose documents that detail the company’s minority staffing levels. SD companies sue state over Manpower contract. Yankton].

Flexjobs Founder: Walking the Talk


She shares interview practices and the advantages of establishing a company culture that promotes flexible work setups. In this video, Sara Sutton Fell talks about growing Flexjobs with a 100% flexible, remote team. Her team works from 23 home offices in different cities! Sara Sutton Fell is the Founder & CEO of Flexjobs , a job board for part-time, virtual and generally flexible jobs.

Follow This Rule to Make a Great Staffing Company

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But he wasn’t the SVP of Sales, he was the CEO and not once during the talk did he talk about his own company’s culture. A writer quipped recently in the New Yorker that the best way to write a great Jewish novel is to write a great novel and then change all the character names to Jewish ones. to write a great Jewish novel, write a great novel and change the names to Jewish ones. I wondered, does the same thing work for staffing?

Wanted: The Young & Inexperienced

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She wanted to dive into the debate about hiring experienced employees, which bring with them a set of values and learned behaviors from previous employers, vs. hiring new employees, which, in theory, can be more easily molded by the new culture. How do you determine how amenable a candidate is going to be to your culture and business model? Above all, the billionaire vacuum cleaner king values inexperience when it comes to hiring.

Do You Have “Generational Tension” In Your Office?

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A culture of connectivity – we work together and with each other much more than we labor alone. We know there are multiple generations in our workforce today, right? The older age groups are delaying retirement and more young people are starting to skip college to look for full-time work. But did you know the challenge of having five or more age groups working in the same office is giving rise to generational tension?