Monday, March 16, 2009

Astronology - Recruiting the Class of 2009

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Volume X
Issue 1
March 10, 2009
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Fact or Fiction?
Fact or fiction: You can get paid just for sitting in an office.


A new website dedicated to odd jobs, Odd Job Nation, recently launched. One of their first odd jobs is that of a "corporate seat-filler." These folks are being used to make corporate environments seem full and bustling with activity so that when clients visit these offices they see no negative effects of the economic turmoil.

Along with this wild new world of odd job opportunities, the economic situation has spawned a whole new breed of blogs and websites offering help, information, support and comic relief for those who lost their jobs recently. A personal favorite: "Pink Slips are the New Black," a blog for unemployed people by unemployed people. Their tagline is: "We're angry. We're frustrated. We're unemployed...Like You."

For the full article and listing of more sites and blogs, click here.

The Astron Road Show
March is upon us and Old Man Winter is definitely still around. Astron is gearing up to hit the road with our next event: the Capital Regional Human Resource Association's 2009 Conference and Marketplace, March 19th in Albany, NY. Look for Astron's exhibit booth in the main lobby. National Director Michael Maciekowich will be there meeting and greeting attendees. For information on this event, please click here.

Next up on our tour, Astron Solutions and Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC are giving joint presentations regarding the latest changes in labor legislation. National Director Mike Maciekowich will present these seminars along with the BSK team lead by Partner Lou DiLorenzo. From March 24th through the 27th, and March 31st, Astron and BS&K will be on tour in upstate New York. Then on April 2nd and 3rd, we'll be in New York City and Long Island. For more information on upstate New York dates, locations, and how to register, please click here. For more information on New York City and Long Island dates, locations, and how to register, please click here.

Soon after our presentations with BS&K finish up, Astron will attend the Human Resource Conference & Legislative Day hosted by The Business Council of New York State. For more information about the conference and how to register, please click here.

That's our calendar for the coming six weeks. More events will be announced as we get more details. We hope to see you on the road!

Astron's 10th Anniversary Interview

As part of Astron's continued celebration for our 10th Anniversary, we introduce a new segment of Astronology: the 10th Anniversary Interview. These questions are answered by our clients who have been with Astron since the beginning and never let go. So as a way of thanking them, we are featuring our charter clients in Astronology by asking them questions of how their respective organizations have been doing these past ten years, how they found Astron and what makes our relationship work so well....more
Recruiting the Class of 2009


It's that time again. Organizations across the globe gear up for the flood of job applications and résumés from the upcoming college graduating class. For the past few years, employees have found themselves face to face with potential team members who do not share their same career objectives or ideals. Many identify this apparent generation gap as a continuing issue....more
Have a Question?

If you have a topic you would like addressed in Astronology, or some feedback on a past article, don't hesitate to tell us!  Simply reply to this e-mail.  See your question answered, or comments addressed, in an upcoming issue of Astronology.

Looking for a top-notch presenter for your human resource organization's meeting?  Both Jennifer Loftus and Michael Maciekowich present highly-rated sessions on a variety of compensation and employee retention issues.  For more information, send an e-mail to

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