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March 6, 2014
For the second consecutive month, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a hiring decrease (-.40 percent) in February. This slight dip in employment matches up with lower-than-expected results from ADP, which reported that 139,000 employees were added in the private sector while economists initially called for 158,000 new jobs to be created in February.
February 6, 2014
With the end of the holiday shopping season, coupled with inclement weather hitting a large portion of the nation, a hiring decline in the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) was expected. While an employment decrease is never hoped for, especially after showing continuous gains, there is a positive aspect and slight sign of improvement -- last month’s decline (- 2.
January 30, 2014
The start of the New Year is a great time for employers to take a look at their businesses and set goals for having the best and brightest talent staffing their companies in 2014. When aiming to grow a firm, the recruiting and selection process is vital, and many risks can stand in the way of locating the suitable “fits” for a company.
January 9, 2014
Wrapping up 2013, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) for December showed a slight increase in hiring -- a .31 percent boost for the month. This continues the modest increase the index reported in November. Wednesday’s ADP December survey provided positive numbers, releasing data on the 238,000 jobs added during the month.
December 5, 2013
Reporting a .52 percent hiring increase during November, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) saw a slight boost due to this year’s holiday season. Even though nearly half (54 percent) of companies surveyed did not change staffing last month, 24.
November 7, 2013
The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a .42 percent decrease in hiring for October. Even though there was a decline, the index showed that the amount of companies boosting headcounts was a bit higher than those showing decreases. With hiring in the small business sector slightly down, we can look to delayed seasonal hiring as a factor.
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.