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Great Talent Attracts Great Talent: How to Attract Engineers

Attracting engineering talent can be more challenging than other occupations because engineers are typically very detailed, like to have the full picture before they make a decision, and don’t want to be “sold”; they want to make a difference. Many other folks can...

Strategies to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

As a “headhunter” for over 10 years in the manufacturing industry, I hear many reasons every day why people are looking to leave their current company.  In fact, a recent Q2 2017 CFO Signals Survey conducted by Deloitte validated the truth I hear in practically every...

Is it Taking Longer to Get a Job Offer These Days?

Is it taking longer to get a job offer these days?  The simple answer to the question is “YES.” As many candidates are experiencing, the offer process can be excruciatingly long, even with the current unemployment rate for people with 4 year degrees at 2.3% and...

Why Some Companies Can’t Find Qualified Candidates

I have been tracking unemployment for people with 4 year degrees or higher over the last several years through the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). At the height of the recent recession, unemployment was 6.6%. Today it is 2.3%, and it has been in the range (2.5% to...