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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.



June 6, 2013
Our May Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant increase of 1.91 percent during the month, following a slight increase of .43 percent in small business hiring in April. In an interesting contrast, ADP’s May jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 135,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 167,000 jobs.



May 15, 2013
Earlier this month, our April Small Business Employment Index was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Crain's Cleveland Business, as the SBEI continues to become an integral part of the country's employment discussion.



May 3, 2013
Our April Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight uptick of .43 percent during the month, following an impressive increase of 1.25 percent in small business hiring in March. In contrast, ADP’s April jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 119,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 150,000 jobs.



April 4, 2013
Our March Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant 1.25 percent increase during the month, following a slight increase of .20 percent in small business hiring in February. In contrast, ADP’s March jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 158,000 jobs, which was the smallest since October 2012 and considerably less than analysts’ estimates of 200,000 jobs.



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