Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the Staffing Industry:
- Jobless claims fell by 12,000 last week while the number of seekers who are collecting extended aid decreased by 57,000. This could mean that companies are holding tight with their staff. [Bloomberg]
- Facebook has introduced hashtags which will assist employers and recruiters with identifying trends and getting more visibility for their job orders. [Recruiter]
- Insourcing seems to be gearing up to outplace current trends in outsourcing. This good for the domestic workforce, but it may take some time to fully see the new trend gear up. [Nasdaq]
- While U.S. employers have added 175,000 jobs in the month of May, the manufacturing industry is seeing a steady decline. [One News Now]
- Many small companies are trying new strategies for attracting and keeping talent, such as: pension plans and stock options. [Leader Post]
- New study out shows that not all motivators work on everyone. In fact, in order to motivate all of your staff, you will need to provide motivators for 5 different types of workers on your team. [PR Web]
- Recognition doesn’t always need to be formal. Check out these 5 easy informal ways to recognize your employees. [Lee Hecht Harrison]
Around the Government:
- While OSHA is trying to gain more clarification on what role staffing agencies should play when it comes to injured temps, they are also saying responsibility is hard to determine due to lack of control over the workplace. [Bloomberg]
- Because 30% of federal workers are eligible to retire in the next 3 years, the government is looking at a large shortage of workers. [CNN Money]
- The White House recently announced that it will not be paying out Presidential Rank awards due to current reduced budgets and asks for employees to be recognized in non-monetary ways. [Federal Times]
- The federal workforce is at its lowest staffing numbers since 2008. With a total of 2,748,000 workers now, we are at a 20 percent reduction since May 2010, when there were 3,415,000 employees.
Around the IT Industry:
- The IT industry is seeing a high level of growth with a 5% increase year over year. [Sacramento Bee]
- A new study says that much of what we know as our typical IT department will be absorbed into other departments by 2020. [CIO]
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