Category: Economic Update

  • Bringing People Back TO The Office – Are We Better At Home Or ‘At Work’?

    It’s novel (at least it was) – working from home.  When you joined your employer, you asked about flexibility – hoping that work from home was an option at least some of the time.  Sick child?  Work from home.  Winter storm?  Work from...

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  • Navigating the NEW (and Evolving) Hiring Landscape

    I was reading an article posted on ere.net - Has COVID-19 Made Recruiting Less Important? (by Steve Flook – April 27, 2020).  Spoiler alert – NO! The Economy Will Recover...

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  • Out Of Office – But NOT Out Of Work!

    We hope that you and your team are keeping well during this difficult time. We would like to update you on how Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates will continue to support you, your teams, and our candidates. There is no interruption of services or...

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  • Business Trends for 2018

    Each year, we put together information on business trends - what are the growth industries and specific business ideas that will have years of impact for us/the economy.  For this we go to the experts - organizations that produce future-oriented information. ...

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  • Attracting/Hiring in a Tight Job Market

    Many of you know that I am a data junkie.  Each morning I have a routine that includes looking at 3 newspapers (on-line, of course), oil and gas futures, Conference Board reports and stock futures.  I tweet (follow me: @David_Magy)...

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  • Let's Look To The Future

    Our clients and candidates often look to us for trend information.  What is new out there?  We as a search firm can talk about the economy, but future trends are different.  For that I rely on multiple experts including J. Walter Thompson, a global...

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  • Happy New Year! (sub-title: Let the Recruiting Begin!)

    Happy New Year!  Remember to write 2015 on everything (I used to say write 2015 on your checks - but who writes checks anymore). The Job Market is Heating Up I was reviewing ere.net this morning and found the first article I want to post for all to...

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  • And the unemployment rate is . . . . . .

    How IS the job market? The news gives us mixed information. Anecdotally, companies are having trouble finding the people they need. That said, people that are in transition are not often finding what they seek. And people we as a search firm call are getting multiple...

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  • Shelf-Life (aka - Calendars Kill Candidates)

    Let me thank PSA for this great Blog post!  We are proud to be a part of this great group - see ...

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  • A Candidate's Market

    Just a few years ago, the search industry was down 50% from the previous year.  Unemployment hit 10%.  Companies were shedding people.  Replacement hiring - only if really needed. Interestingly, candidates would not return calls - they were 'hunkering...

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