To kick off the year, the first economic and labor-market data released have been mostly positive. And given the pessimistic sentiment that has lingered … Read more
Managing Your TA Tech Stack Through a (Possible) Downturn
You might’ve heard that the economy is a little weird right now. Inflation is on the rise, the stock market has thoroughly embraced the bear, and yet, the … Read more
Best Hire Ever: Breaking Down the Pandemic’s Impact on Recruiting
In Episode 29 of Best Hire Ever, Kris Dunn talks to long time friend Doug Dean, CHRO of Children’s of Alabama. Doug and KD have a deep conversation … Read more
Labor Market: A Smaller, Younger, Less Diverse Labor Force Post-Covid
The cover of Fortune from October 1, 2001, showed a man, covered in dust, walking away from the rubble of the Twin Towers, with the headline “Up from the … Read more
It’s Raining Candidates! Hallelujah?
If you’ve been in recruiting for any length of time, you’ve dealt with that one hiring manager. You know the one. The one who is never satisfied, who wants … Read more
Breaking Through Talent Myopia to Get Through a Tough Economy
One of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies is when Robert Shaw, Roy Schneider, and Richard Dreyfus sit around the table on Quint’s boat in … Read more
Our Clients Not Only Made Lemonade, They Served Jambalaya
Lemonade was the theme of our last Fordyce Letter article (Lemonade, Anyone? From the January 2011 issue). We were happy to share the three main strategies … Read more
Surprising Economic Reports Help Lift U.S. Stocks
With the world’s investors worrying about Japan’s nuclear problems and rebellions of all sorts in the Mideast, the U.S. enjoyed a little good … Read more
Recruiting, Redemption, and American Economic Viability
“We would like to live as we once did but history will not permit it.” –John F Kennedy I was instantly impressed by the tone. By the anger and edgy … Read more
Employees Are A Pain – Or Are They?
On CIO, an article was recently run called The Semiotic Diet: The future of work in the U.S. In this article, author Bob Lewis discusses the differences in … Read more
The New Temporary/Contract Workforce
Last week, CNN Money reported that according to the Labor Department, “jobs in the temporary services industry are up 22.1% year-over-year…But … Read more
RPO 2010 – Part 2: An Inflection Point…What’s Next?
Part 1 of this article ended with the following position; “So I think that 2011 will look a lot like 1999, when RPO firms were called “project recruitment” … Read more
The Ups and Downs of Recruiting Entrepreneurism – Part 1: Critical Choices
As recruiters, we are entrepreneurs. Even for those of us who are employees, we are still entrepreneurs. Since our industry is incentivized, we get paid on … Read more
How Will You Emerge…This Time?
Most senior level executive recruiters have now experienced more than one market downturn. In order to make it through these lean times many recruiting … Read more
RPO 2010 – Part 1: An Inflection Point…What’s Next?
RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing). Seems fairly easy to make an educated guess as to what this really means, but think again. I myself own an “RPO” … Read more
Wall Street Financial Hiring Getting Back On Track
Financial services search professionals are seeing an uptick in business, as Wall Street reports a return to hiring to replenish a diminished workforce. … Read more
Tim Tolan Is Back From Las Vegas…And Energized!
A few weeks back, I was at the 2010 Fordyce Conference in Las Vegas. It was held at The M Resort. Check it out! Great spot and first class!!! While this … Read more
Companies Are Hiring Again – And They Need Us
I did a quick web search this morning for the phrase “companies are hiring again”, and here’s a snapshot of what came up: These results … Read more
Weddle On Fox Business News
Watch employment guru Peter Weddle‘s interview today on Fox Business News. The segment will be streamed live at FoxBusiness.com, between 12:45-1:00 … Read more
Hang in There: Hiring Improvements Ahead
At the risk of sounding naïve, but having been in this business through three recessions, there is daylight at the end of the tunnel and for once, in my … Read more