Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the Staffing Industry:
- Requesting “job proposal memos” are the new way to look at candidates. [ERE]
- Several staffing firms are joining Obama’s efforts to help the long-term unemployed get back to work. [Staffing Industry]
- Recent research shows that while the staffing industry has a lot to gain from new technology, it spends the least amount of money on it compared to other industries. [Staffing Industry Analysts]
- We will see the 1st jobs report of 2014 come out today, but with the long-term unemployed no longer getting benefits will this report really show a true unemployment rate? [Washington Post]
- According to the 2014 U.S. Jobs forecast, 13% more companies are bringing off-shore jobs back to the U.S. [CareerBuilder]
- The world of recruiting just got better with LinkedIn’s purchase of Bright.com, a job matching service. [ERE]
Around the IT Industry:
- As the need for skilled data professionals grows, universities are rising to the occasion by creating data specific graduate programs. [Chronicle]
- Big names in the technology industry are partnering with Obama’s ConnectED program to help advance technology in schools. [National Journal]
- Protesters blame the tech industry for high rent and gentrification in major metropolitan cities. [Money CNN]
- HR fails to realize that sports teams are more similar to the corporate world than they think. Here are 8 talent management takeaways HR pros can learn from the Super Bowl! [ERE]
- 5 workplace trends you should closely watch in 2014. [Recruiter.com]
- Looking to add a bit of fun to your workplace? These 10 ideas are easy to adopt. [CareerBuilder]
- SEO isn’t just for marketers. HR managers and recruiters should use these 4 search engine tips to attract more talent. [Recruiter.com]
Around the Government:
- The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has decided to fully federalize the quality control process for background investigations. [Gov Exec]
- The highest concentration of federal job loss in 2013 was in the south and western part of the U.S. [CS Monitor]
- The U.S. Army is facing a large investigation into fraudulent recruiting bonuses with over 29 million allegedly illegally taken and 66 million more in consideration.
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