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Random Thoughts On Recruiting – Mixed Signals

September 22, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

We are really seeing some mixed signals on things currently.  We have good new job flow.  Not at great levels yet, but a little better than we have seen and they are very good opportunities.  We are seeing other parts of the business showing life and hitting decent numbers as well.

However, we are seeing a lot of deals stall in process.  Some without word, some with word that business is slowing and they don’t know what is going on.  A higher level of uncertaintly than we saw in the earlier part of the year seems to be there now.  It’s not at the level of uncertainty we saw right when the bubble burst in late ’08 and ’09, but it really seems to have increased.  As usual, it’s nice to know these things, but we know we have to continue to do what works and, as I said earlier in the week, we have to tweak the systems where we can to maximize performance. 

While I still believe we have seen the worst, I think the mixed signals tell us we are definitely still in the grinding re-forming stage of our industry.  It’s tough, but it will end and things will be very good when it ends.  For now, we do the best work we can and watch to see how these mixed signals play out.

Todd Kmiec

Todd Kmiec and Associates

todd@toddkmiec.com

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