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October 3, 2013
While the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) returned to positive territory in August, the index reported a 2.15 percent decline in employment for September. This is not overly alarming, however, given that there has been a drop in September hiring levels for the past four years.

September 30, 2013
How likely are you to hire additional employees in the next year?This question is an important indicator of how our economic recovery is going and why we release the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index each month. It’s also the question we recently posed to CBIZ and MHM clients from a variety of industries, regions, and sizes in order to shed more light on the broader state of hiring in the U.

September 5, 2013
Returning to positive territory for the first time since May, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a hiring increase for the month of August. Up 1.23 percent, the SBEI sheds positive light on small business hiring. However, it is evident that the majority of filled positions that created this hiring increase were part-time.

August 21, 2013
Since my last post on resume fraud, several people have asked about ways to spot it. Accordingly, in this post, I would like to offer a few tricks of the trade to uncover signs of over-embellishment or untruths. From our experience with vetting job candidates, resume fraud is more likely than many would believe.

August 6, 2013
Last week, the CBIZ July Small Business Employment Index for July was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Crain's Cleveland Business, and Bloomberg Businessweek, as the SBEI continues to grow to be an essential part of the country's employment discussion.

August 1, 2013
Our July Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight decrease of .57 percent during the month, following a similar downward movement of .21 percent in small business hiring in June. In contrast, ADP’s July jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added more workers than initially anticipated with a total of 200,000 jobs, topping analysts’ estimates of 180,000 jobs.

July 9, 2013
Is resume fraud a thing of the past? Unfortunately, the answer is no. In fact, I feel as though resume fraud is more rampant today than ever before. Our executive search firm routinely evaluates candidates to be placed at senior levels within organizations at Fortune 50 conglomerates, private equity-backed companies, nonprofit organizations, and many others, and validity of resumes is paramount.

July 3, 2013
Our June Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and results show that despite a hiring increase in May, there was a .21 percent decline in hiring last month. The June index does not fully indicate a change in the direction of small business hiring, however -- the number of companies reporting a positive change exceeded those reporting a negative change.

June 17, 2013
In a post I wrote last week, I discussed why senior leaders tend to be poor interviewers. Today, I want to offer a few “solutions” that may help improve a company’s hiring process, starting with senior executives. 1. Tap into HRMake sure that the chief human resources professional is well-versed in talent management techniques.

June 12, 2013
Have you ever sat in an interview with a senior executive of an organization and left the meeting scratching your head? You are not alone -- senior executives generally tend to be the world's worst interviewers. One might ask, why? These people have risen to the top, so they must have delivered solid interviews at some point in their careers.

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