All Blog Posts Tagged 'economy' (82)

Poverty & Jobs In America

While many of us have chosen to look forward toward to 2014 and beyond, I’ve chosen to briefly look backward to the recent 50th Anniversary…


Added by Keith D. Halperin on January 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Reaching the Decison Maker

Let us share ideas here for the New Year that would be great. Recruiting as we all know has changed and it is tied to the state of the economy the economy is very poor now. What are your ways of reaching more decision makers who don't know you and getting them to do business with you?

Here is the way I get new clients.I research the internet look on, and and firm's web site for current openings and then go to linkedin and get the name of…


Added by Jane Roth on January 25, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Canada Job Creation Crash - July 2012

Canadian Jobs Data July 2012

Statistics Canada reports that the Canadian economy lost 30,000 jobs during the month of July 2012. The unemployment rate rose to 7.3% compared to 7.2% in the month of June.…


Added by Steve Jones on August 10, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments


Expert advice from Dave Wood of .

People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate…


Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments

Get Ready for the Double Dipper

When you say it like that, it sounds almost like it might be fun.  Perhaps a bit of an adrenaline ride at Alton Towers?  Afraid not – albeit it may provide a bumpy ride for a few of us.

Well it’s official.  As of 9:30 this morning we learned we have entered the joys of a double dip recession, and for us that means it’s time to work out how this will impact the world of flat fee online recruitment.  Before we all get too excited, what’s it all about?  Well, for those of you not…


Added by Jason Perry on April 25, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments

Making the Most of Life's Lemons: Life After My 3rd Layoff

Everyone has heard the cliché, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, there's one dangerous assumption within that statement - that I actually have access to water and a pitcher.

I experienced my first layoff at the tender age of 19. After having worked at Castle Rock Entertainment part-time for four years, about 100 of us were laid off when Ted Turner's company bought us out. I landed my next job at…


Added by Maisha Cannon on February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Millennial Momentum: Required Reading for Corporate America...and the Rest of Us

Cross-posted to The Green Suits:


Aided by my wonderful but eye-straining Kindle for Android app I read Millennial Momentum, Morley Winograd’s and Mike Hais’ great new book about the U.S.’s Millennial Generation.


The Millennials (otherwise known as the “Gen Y” cohort) are Americans born between 1982 and 2001. Milllennials stand in stark contrast to the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers that preceded them; they…


Added by Dan Smolen on September 19, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How to Plan Your Staffing in a State of Uncertainty


Talent management expert Peter Cappelli has an article this week on Human Resource Executive OnLine entitledThe One Thing You Should Do Now.  In this piece, Peter discusses how HR people can help their executives manage uncertainty.  But of course, Peter is a professor, so it isn’t one…


Added by Mark Bregman on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are we the architects of our own employment downfall?

An interesting debate emerged recently when it was revealed that the UK actually has more jobless teenagers than Slovenia.

Straight away of course there were the usual "well what do you expect with all the foreigners coming over here" type comments and others blaming the generation before them for voting for this, that and the other, but it got me thinking (always a dangerous thing) - would it be silly to suggest that it's nothing to do with immigration, baby boomers, Generation X or…


Added by Alasdair Murray on September 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Groan…Still No Jobs Improvement

I’ll say it again: no amount of government spending or even great staffing software is going to turn this unemployment situation around in the next few months.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its data for the month of August last Friday,…


Added by Tim Giehll on September 8, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

We Owe Them Their Dreams

Cross-posted to The Green Suits: Happy after Labor Day.


Children across the U.S. returned to school and their parents went back to work--or went back to work looking for work (or additional work).


Today at breakfast I looked across the…


Added by Dan Smolen on September 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Is The Economic Rebound Slowing? How Will It Impact Your Business?

Unfortunately, just as the economy was showing signs of improving, a number of factors are causing it to weaken again. Rising food and oil prices, supply chain disruptions due to the Japanese nuclear disaster and a still-horrendous housing market are all to blame. How will it impact your business? Mostly by affecting consumers.

As oil prices have climbed more than 20% this year, high gas prices are slowing the momentum of the recent economic improvements. Gas and food inflation are…


Added by Tim Giehll on August 17, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

July Employment Data = No Improvement Again

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its data for the month of July and the numbers were as flat as everybody expected. Oh, there was some giddiness in the press, but I read that as more a response to the poor economic (and governmental) news of late than as an honest assessment of the employment situation. Because, in fact, the employment situation has not really… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on August 10, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

It's About Jobs

I live in Washington, DC so it’s easy to make things political. This town manages to do that with nearly everything. But this is not really about politics even though it may require politicians to truly have an impact. This is about jobs and the crisis that confronts us. A few points to consider:


  • This might take a while. Typically in the past the US economy would return to a normal employment outlook six months after a recession, but the McKinsey Global Institute…

Added by Doug Munro on July 22, 2011 at 11:43am — 7 Comments

April Unemployment Confusion

I last wrote on unemployment in a March post, so when the latest numbers came out last Friday, I realized that it was time to address the topic again (and to once again forego writing about staffing software!).

The numbers, which reflect the U.S. job market in April, are rather confusing…


Added by Tim Giehll on May 11, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiters Can Help You Find a Job in This Tough Economy!



Added by Shana Borwegen on April 5, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Experience and Pay – An Inverse Relationship?

I recently was asked by an executive level candidate if I had noticed a shift recently in employers’ preference for “less experienced” candidates.  I had to answer yes – since 2001, I have seen a noticeable shift in some industries, except for maybe engineering and highly technical positions.  Not only is there a…


Added by Nikole Tutton on March 20, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Will Social Recruiting Dig the Job Board Plot Next to the "Help Wanted" Grave

I find this whole recruiting train of thought amusing...

With Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, and myriad other avenues of engagement - worrying about where the best site to place a job ad...well, er - it sounds like a discussion from a 100 years ago listening to two buggy whip salesmen chatting about which blacksmith to…


Added by K.C. on February 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — 20 Comments

Is Making a "Career Investment" like Swallowing a Dead Fish? - PART I

(With 2/3 of the workforce or about 60-70 million people actively looking or open to a new job opportunity, and just 3-4 million jobs advertised, creating a Career Investment Portfoilio may just be the wisest step to take...This Two Part article will spell out the state of the current employment economy and explain how to easily build a Career Investment Portfolio and benefit from it now and into the…


Added by K.C. on February 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 1.8.11 to 1.14.11

Here is our last recruitment marketing articles feature of 2010 in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about how using social media wrong can be a good thing, making the most of an opportunity, remaining proactive, survey on employment in cities and making your top candidates feel wanted.


Here are the articles our that interested us this…


Added by Chris Brablc on January 14, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

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