All Blog Posts Tagged 'recession' (43)

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

How to avoid a Middle Management career rut


Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…

If you are ambitious and do want…


Added by AdMore Recruitment on July 24, 2012 at 7:33am — 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

Turnover: Musical Chairs Begin!

The game of “musical chairs” has begun as employees begin to jump ship for better employment opportunities.  The aftermath of a recession is employee disengagement.  Unfortunately, your key players won’t tell you they are dissatisfied until they are walking out the door.  As well-performing companies start to cherry pick top talent, it begins a chain of employee turnover events that will affect many companies.

72% of employers restructured or laid off employees since the recession…


Added by Ann Clifford on December 7, 2011 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

How the Economic Downturn Has Really Screwed Up Recruiting

This is not the blog you’re expecting.  I’m not going to talk about the hordes of unqualified candidates I get bombarded with.  I’m not going to discuss how hard it is to get a “passive” candidate to make a change out of fear of the unknown.  I refuse to debate the merits of 3rd party recruiters and how some companies feel they don’t “need” TPRs because there are so many people out there dying to come to work for you.


No.  This blog is about how this recession has…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 13, 2011 at 4:34pm — 17 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

Recession Over, After Shock Still In Effect: Retain and Obtain Top Talent

Though the most recent recession was said to of ended over a year ago, the nation is still feeling the effect of the aftershock in the work place. Companies are rethinking their hiring processes, and using this post recession economy to retain their top talent as well as nurture their key contributors’ development. …


Added by Emily Eastman on August 29, 2011 at 12:55pm — No 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

Women Now Outnumber Men In The Workforce – What Does This Mean for Our Future?

In February 2010, The New York Times reported that, for the first time in recorded history, women outnumbered men on the nation’s payrolls.

What does this mean for the American workforce?

Unfortunately, women’s ascendance in the workplace is partially related to the recent recession. More men work in industries hit harder by the recession, such as financial services, manufacturing and construction. Women tend to predominate in industries such as education and…


Added by Tim Giehll on June 2, 2011 at 1:47pm — 4 Comments

Will "Unemployed Discrimination" Become Illegal?

A recent practice we have reported on where employers specifically state in job postings that they will not accept unemployed candidates has ignited a bit of a firestorm and has some crying "discrimination." Some lawmakers are even moving to make banning unemployed job candidates…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments

So you or your candidate needs a job And is frustrated!

Does this title resonate with you?  If so, it’s probably because you’re either looking for a job or recently spoke to a candidate that is really frustrated by how long they’ve been looking.  In either case, it makes complete sense for someone who has been out of work for a while to be feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless or depressed. 


Let’s start with a candidate scenario. While trying to find the perfect candidate, you come across a beautiful resume. You get the person on…


Added by David Jacks on April 15, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Loyalty: It isn’t just for sports teams anymore

Don't give up on corporate loyalty just yet. It is still strong, even during unprecedented times.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow.

I'd be at the bottom to catch them when…

Added by Mark A. Leon on October 28, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

The “Great” Recession (Silver Lining Edition)

The National Bureau of Economic Research reported this week what we’ve all heard – that the recession which began in December 2007 “officially” ended in June, 2009. The 18 month duration made this the longest downturn since the “Great” Depression. Are you having fun yet? The economy is expected to continue to grow, although many economists are predicting only 1% growth next year. In June, 2009, if you…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Generation R...a case of over-promotion?

The word ‘Generation’ followed by a single letter must strike fear into the hearts of most readers. We’ve probably had our fill of analysing and debating the word when suffixed with X or Y, or prefixed with i...hell, I even blogged ‘Still Got Those talking Gen Y Blues’ at TruLondon!

Generation R is new though, and different. Whilst the more well known generational classifications usually define age groups by their cultural, socio-economic and parental influences, and are often… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on April 22, 2010 at 9:36am — 4 Comments

What Not To Post - The Frightening Truths Your Friends Are Too Afraid To Tell You

Once upon a time there was a runaway hit television show on BBC named "What Not To Wear". For those of you who are not familiar with the premise of this show, it involves a very no-nonsense and somewhat confrontational approach to unsuspecting individuals whose family members and friends have nominated them to be subjects of the show. Trinny and Susannah take a hard look at the clothes that people wear and proceed to list all of the fashion sins they are committing. People expect their friends… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on April 8, 2010 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Faith & Effort

I wrote this after midnight in one take and hope it makes sense:).

It’s been a while since I’ve written or posted anything to Recruitingblogs or even my own blog or community. To be honest, the reason is I wasn’t sure if I was going into or out of business with my new company, ExecuSource. I had to table part of my business plan and

put all of my efforts into developing my new business. That is, when I wasn’t…


Added by David Jacks on March 15, 2010 at 12:10am — 1 Comment

New Job Opportunities in the Great Recession

In the last post, we discussed how traditional jobs were going away, or moving towards a flexible work force. Today we'll discuss the one segment of the employment spectrum that's destined to benefit from these trends -- the ranks of the self-employed.

Changing Self-Employment Options

Too often, when people think of the self-employed, they think of the latest media-glorified entrepreneur who took sensational risks, to become wildly wealthy and successful. And while… Continue

Added by Jay Fenello on January 26, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

The #1 Thing That Engages Employees

Can you succeed in "the great recession" without engaged employees? Maybe, but only if your competitors' employees aren't engaged either. Engaged employees' willingness to give their all is what unlocks the greatest potential for competitive advantage. It's their attitudes and actions that make the critical difference, especially to your customers. The small percentage of companies that consistently delivers an exceptional customer experience will create a wide gap with competitors-those whose… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on January 6, 2010 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Job search 2010 -- prove it!

As devastating as this recession has been for the laid-off and unemployed, it has also been a gut wrenching experience for many small business owners (recruiters) including the author. American entrepreneurs have learned some hard lessons that won't be forgotten. When I say the entire American business landscape has changed, it's because small business is not actually small. Just have a look at these… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on December 14, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

Go West! (or East, South or North)

For months we’ve been talking with those unfortunate IT professionals that have been affected by the economic downturn through RIF, layoffs, outsourcing, etc. about being flexible in their search. Flexible in the type of work they’ll do, their commuting distance, the salary they’ll accept…and finally we told them to be flexible in where they live and that while selling a house may be daunting there career livelihood may depend on it. However, after hearing… Continue

Added by bill martineau on November 10, 2009 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

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