Category: Economic Update

  • 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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  • The Market Is Strong!

    As seen in the last two Blog posts, some interesting trends have been identified that we are already seeing come true.  Adding to the trend data, the executive/retained search industry is considered a leading economic indicator.  We see how the economy is doing...

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  • There's more - additional trends that will impact us for years to come!

    JWT - still known to many as J Walter Thompson - is one of the world's best know marketing communications companies.  (See http://www.jwt.com.)  Each year, JWTIntelligence (see ...

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  • It's 2014 - What Are The Business Trends?

    Each year, I take the opportunity to look to the experts to see where they feel there will be new growth/new opportunities. While the executive search industry is considered to be a leading economic indicator, each firm's micro-view only tells part of the story. There...

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  • Signs We Are In An Improving Job Market

    The population executive/retained search works with has to be defined for this post - at the very least, we are looking for people that are well educated and experienced.  By education, we mean a 4-year degree or higher. By experience, we usually mean at least 10...

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  • It's time to START recruiting!

    It's the first Monday of 2014.  Most people are back from their winter break (some are still dealing with winter storms and sub-zero temperatures).  E-mails are being read; meetings are being attended.  It's back to full...

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  • What are companies saying about their business outlook?

    (a bit of an economic survey AND talent management forecast) As mentioned at the end of the last Blog post, my peers (search firm owners from around the country) and I asked a few clients questions about the overall business climate.  Here, in very brief summary...

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  • Economic Trends

    I recently had the pleasure of addressing a group of in-transition executives.  The presentation title was Marketplace Trends.  The presentation covered a multitude of areas (I mentioned in the last post -...

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