SRA Update July/August 2019

The Dichotomy of Inertia When it rains, it pours; most are familiar with this phrase.  It’s what we use to describe the inertia of negative circumstances building and snowballing. Can you think of the equivalent phrase used to describe the opposite? The experience of positive inertia? “Just look at the bright side”… “turn lemons into[…]

Working with a Recruiter VS Applying Directly

In my daily conversations with candidates, a recurring topic is whether they should utilize the services of a professional recruiter or apply directly online to the company’s website.  What are the advantages of engaging a recruiter if they can just apply directly? After listening to their concerns and getting a better understanding of their circumstances,[…]

SRA Update May/June 2019

An Era Of Authenticity It’s probably a fair statement; if you are the kind of person who needs to read an article on how to be authentic, is the very act of reading such an article in and of itself inauthentic? Setting aside that seemingly debatable fact, the topic of authenticity is likely often discussed[…]

SRA Update March/April 2019

A Perpetual Prime of Life As recruiters, there is a powerful question we ask candidates which typically elicits immediate pause, reflection, and authenticity in the answer. It is a question that catches most off guard, creates a feeling of nostalgia, and sometimes even prompts a smile. “At what point in your career did you feel[…]

Employment Summary for July 2017

The July Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed a 0.1 percent decline in the U.S.’s unemployment rate – to 4.3 percent – and a gain of 209,000 jobs in total nonfarm payroll employment. According to Markets Insider, projections for the unemployment rate’s small decline were spot-on, while economists’ estimate of jobs[…]

Working From Home – How Important Is It?

Recently, some large companies have curtailed the ability of their employees to work from home, now asking staff to work in corporate offices. These changes are focused on driving increased collaboration, creativity, mentoring and innovation, but may alienating top talent in the executive, managerial and professional labor market – a sector that has been candidate-driven[…]

Employment Summary for June 2017

The June Employment Situation released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs. This far exceeded analysts’ expectations of just over 170,000 jobs. The current unemployment rate is 4.4 percent. Healthcare added 37,000 jobs, with 25,000 of these roles increasing in ambulatory healthcare services, and 12,000 in hospitals. Despite[…]

The Recruiter’s View: Top Hiring Insights of 2017

According to a June New York Times article, “We may be closer to full employment than it seemed.” Based on the May jobs report, the source asserts the possibility that this is as good as it will get for the United States labor market. Why? Slowed job growth with 121,000 new positions as the three-month[…]