Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the Staffing Industry:
- Three things you must know this week about the job market: the unemployment rate fell slightly; there was a huge drop in the number of people looking for work, and the original numbers of jobs for June and July dropped by about 74,000. [The Hiring Site]
- 22% of small businesses are more likely to hire independent contractors. [Staffing Industry]
- While your company may not be one of the “big dogs”, you can recruit new talent with a few creative ideas. [Fast Company]
- New stats in the recent Yahoo! Finance and PARADE Magazine job survey discuss what makes Americans happy at work. Use this report to help manager your talent. [Recruiter.com]
- Should LinkedIn be your Plan B when it comes to sourcing new talent? [Fistful of Talent]
- Despite the growing use of social media both in and outside of business hours, only 7% of managers agree that it is an important skill to have. [Fast Company]
Around the Government:
- While local government jobs are increasing, overall the federal government is seeing a decline in jobs. [Government Executive]
- The U.S. Army is paying back civilian workers who took more furlough days than the new required amount by allowing them to exchange annual leave. [Washington Post]
- Federal budget cuts are causing hundreds of medical researchers and scientists to be laid off. [CNN]
Around the IT Industry:
- Hack-a-thons, typically 24 to 36 hour competitions, are quickly becoming one of the best recruiting tools. [ERE]
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