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[…]

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[…]

Retain Your Clients By Retaining Your Employees

Suppose you have a client who deals with a specific representative within your organization on a regular basis. Then that client starts to see multiple employees being funneled through that position. Every time the client contacts you, they’re dealing with a new person. What does this say to your client about your company? Countless negative[…]

Revamp Your Playbook to Attract Top Talent in a Tight Candidate Market

Late 2015 was the most difficult hiring period in four years, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and things have only become harder for businesses both large and small, especially in the realm of professional and managerial positions. With the BLS reporting an unemployment rate down to 2.1 percent for this segment[…]

Generalized vs Specialized Recruiters

As the owner of a specialized recruiting firm, I’m so curious and surprised when I meet people who have never worked with a recruiter before. Candidates are astounded to find all the services we provide, at no fee to them! And companies state they have received only a handful of resumes, if even that!  So[…]

Millennial Insights for the 2020 Labor Market

As we move towards the 2020 workforce, companies face an interesting demographic dynamic in terms of talent acquisition – a workforce comprised of Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. While each of these groups has their own generational differences, the most notable are the expectations and approaches to work from Millennials, who are projected[…]

A Tip, A Trend & An Observation

A Tip – The beginning of the new year is an excellent time to review and update your resume. Doing this annually makes it easier to recall and highlight relevant career information. When going through this exercise, take the time to make note of your career goals and how your current role matches your plan.  If you’re[…]

Employment Summary for October 2016

One month ahead of the December meeting of the Federal Reserve and just four days before the U.S. presidential election, the employment report for October looked stable. Though the jobs report came in just below expectations, it held steady adding 161,000 nonfarm roles, according to the October Employment Situation released by the U.S. Bureau of[…]

Are Your Hiring Processes and Brand on the Same Page?

When running a business, it’s important to try to be as transparent and authentic as possible. Doing one thing – but meaning or saying another – can have significant, negative implications for your organization, especially when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent. Unknowingly presenting conflicting messages throughout the interview process can hurt your[…]

Not Receiving Enough Quality Applicants? It’s Likely Your Employer Brand.

Your company is hiring, which means you’ve likely done the groundwork and communicated the job opening externally. So why aren’t there more A-player candidates knocking on your door? A recent LinkedIn survey of 26,000 professionals found that the main reason people don’t apply to a job is because they don’t have enough background about the[…]