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Jobs Outlook for 2011 College Graduates

Recently graduated from college?  Here are a few facts about your Class of 2011: The U.S. Department of Education estimates that approximately 1.7 million students graduated with bachelor’s degrees in the 2011 winter/spring graduation season. Females outnumbered males, with the U.S. Department of Education reporting 140 females for every 100 males in the Class of… Read more »

The Value of Creating a Flexible Workplace

Do you offer flexible work options to your employees?  Does it really matter?  Take a look at what two recent studies showed about the prevalence and importance of workplace flexibility. The first, a recent Survey on Workplace Flexibility from WorldatWork, found that: The vast majority (98 percent) of U.S. employers offer at least one workplace… Read more »

Biggest Challenges Facing HR in the Next Decade

What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing HR during the next decade? This is one of the questions posed in a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management titled “Challenges Facing Organizations and HR in the Next 10 Years.” The survey responses, gathered from 449 HR professionals, show that: Getting and… Read more »

Why Recruiters Beat Job Boards – Hands Down

Technology vs. the human touch. When it comes to your job search, which is better?  Job board technology is certainly efficient.  With a few clicks you easily can apply for several jobs in under an hour – all from the comfort of your own home. But that same efficiency can work against you.  Jobs that… Read more »

Profitable Temporaries: Ways Temporary Employees Can Drive Profits in Your Organization

Can staffing services really drive profits?  In a word, “Yes!” In today’s economy, businesses need to do everything possible to maximize the R-E=P equation.  And if your company is like most, your employment-related expenses are among the biggest line items on your company’s P & L.  The more actively you manage these expenses, the more… Read more »

Are Credit Checks a Legitimate Screening Tool?

The use of credit checks has grown over the last several years.  According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 60 percent of employers used credit reports for some or all of their background checks. Employers use credit reports as a screening tool for a number of reasons: They believe… Read more »

The ASA Staffing Index: Timely Employment Trend Info for TN Employers

How’s business?  The ASA Staffing Index can help you answer this question. The ASA Staffing Index, developed by the American Staffing Association, provides a current measure of staffing industry employment trends.  Published weekly, the index estimates the weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work. Index numbers are reported just… Read more »

Temporary Employment: A Career Change Catalyst

What do you think of when you hear the term “temporary employment”? Most people regard temporary work as a means to earn extra cash, maintain a flexible work schedule, gain work experience or fill employment gaps.  Did you know, however, that temporary employment can also be a great option if you’re looking to change careers?… Read more »

The Benefits We Offer Our Temporary Employees Directly Benefit YOU

Benefits.  Perks.  Extras.  Whatever you call them, they really make a difference in today’s changing job market.  Here are a few key ways the benefits we offer our temporary and contract employees directly benefit you and your organization: Attract the best candidates. Today’s job seekers are savvy.  Most know to choose a reputable staffing firm… Read more »

Why HR Professionals Need to Participate in Social Media

Still on the fence about using social media?  Consider these statistics from the recent Cone Business in Social Media Study: 93 percent of Americans believe that a company should have a presence on social media sites. 85 percent believe that these companies should use social media to interact with consumers. 60 percent of Americans regularly… Read more »