Employment Summary for April 2017

The U.S. job market bounced back in April, adding 211,000 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gains exceeded Bloomberg economists’ prediction of 190,000 jobs added, and followed a weaker-than-expected March that saw 79,000 jobs added, revised down from the previously reported 98,000[…]

How to Avoid Making Costly Hiring Mistakes

In today’s highly competitive job market, businesses can’t afford to take a lackluster approach to recruitment and hiring. Not only can a bad hire lead to costly turnover, but it can also negatively impact the organizational performance of a business and, therefore, its bottom line. According to the Society for Human Resources Management, the cost[…]

5 Reasons You Need to Hit Pause

Have you noticed how technology’s claim is that it will improve the quality of life, but it seems more like technology is taking over our lives? It has created a sense of constant accessibility, which leads to higher expectations in terms of finishing tasks and doing business. It’s been my impression that it’s considered acceptable[…]

Top 6 Regulatory News Stories This Week

This past week has been busy with lots of big announcements in the industry. Here are some of the top stories which are creating buzz in the regulatory world: The FDA approved Takeda/Ariad’s ALUNBRIG for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. This is great news for Takeda who recently completed their purchase of Ariad. ALUNBRIG is an orphan[…]

Employment Summary for March 2017

Figures released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the U.S. added 98,000 nonfarm payroll positions in March. Economists had forecast that 180,000 jobs would be added during the month, according to The New York Times. The BLS also revised the total number of jobs added in February from 235,000 to 219,000. The[…]

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[…]

Employment Summary for February 2017

Just two months into 2017, employment data is ushering in business confidence and surpassing expectations for steady job growth. In February, employment in nonfarm payroll grew by 235,000 – with the largest increases seen in construction, private educational services, mining, healthcare and manufacturing, according to the Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor[…]

We’re All Human.

I’m late with my blog this month with no good reason or excuse. I am, like most people nowadays, often overwhelmed with my daily work and the stresses of life. Although I would describe most of it as good stress, my body views it simply as stress. In looking at a list of top 10 most[…]

Aligning Performance Management with Career Pathing

Often employees leave their jobs because there is no clear path for them to advance, or they are not sure how to rise to the position they desire. Career pathing is a great way to increase employee retention and grow talent organically, because it provides both employees and employers with a clear roadmap, outlining what[…]

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[…]