Onshoring

August 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Foxconn, the iPhone manufacturer with operations primarily in China, announced last week that they are building a plant in Wisconsin.  For a good 10 years now we’ve heard stories about about onshoring…..bringing operations and jobs back to America.

The wage gap has been closing for some time and coupled with incentives and other advantages, like reducing shipping costs, it can be a more attractive to manufacture in the US.  It’s a really good sign and the best part is that there is tons of room for more.

Todd Kmiec

 

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Remote Pullback

August 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Working remotely has some major pluses for both companies and employees and for the last 20 years or so we’ve seen a lot more remote work.  That’s changing.  Many companies are now pulling back on remote work and remote workers.  IBM, AETNA, HP, and Reddit to name a few.

Companies are saying they want more control and collaboration.  Even good things get overdone, so a pullback isn’t surprising.  It pays to be aware that there may be fewer remote opportunities going forward as companies figure out what works best for them.

Todd Kmiec

 

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Defined Purpose

August 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Whatever business you are in, you need to have a defined purpose.  What are you trying to accomplish.  Specifically.

If you are playing without a clearly defined purpose you’re going to drift, at least a little.  Valuable time and resources will be wasted.  Your recruiting efforts won’t be focused enough and you’ll be at risk of bad hires that don’t create teams that are as successful as you would like.

A properly defined purpose leads to focused recruiting and great hires.

 

Todd Kmiec

 

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Going With Your Gut

August 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Sourcing is all about qualifications and reach.  You can’t build great teams without the qualifications that are needed to get the job done, so the focus on qualifications is warranted.

In the process though, you are going to run into candidates that have most of the qualifications but are missing something.  People are dynamic and there is a lot that goes into what a person brings to the table.  Sometimes the candidate that has most of the qualifications is a significantly better hire than the candidate with all of the qualifications.  At this point you have to go with your gut.  If going with your gut leads you to decisions that work out really well, you need to go with your gut more.

Todd Kmiec

 

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Not Rocket Science

July 31, 2017 Leave a comment

There are 5,000,000 jobs that are going unfilled because the skills just aren’t there.  5,000 jobs is a significant number.  5,000,000 is a significant impact.  We still have a ton of “underemployed” in America.

These skills like PLC programming, Medical Lab Technology, and Revit Design ain’t Rocket Science.  They are skills and they are specific, but they can be learned.

The gap is fillable.  Fill a spot or encourage someone who needs it to fill a spot and the skills gap will close.  That will have a real impact.

 

Todd Kmiec

 

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Free Market Healthcare

July 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Healthcare is a real hot button issue for a lot of people and certainly for politicians.  There are good arguments on all sides of that debate but, make no mistake about it, Free Market Healthcare would be fantastic for business.

Wide open competition brings lots of movement and lots of drive to any market.  More companies doing more things, finding more interesting niches, filling gaps, and driving profits and business for other businesses that they touch.  It might not be our end goal or only goal to drive business and economic growth to higher levels, but it’s probably pretty high on the list for most of us.

 

Todd Kmiec

 

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Economic Outlook

July 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Economists are lowering their expectations going forward because of unexpected gridlock.  Gridlock is the norm in Washington but with a Republican White House and Congress there was some hope that a lot would get done.  But the gridlock remains.  Too many competing agendas.

Where this leaves us is probably stuck in this slow, lower than 2%, growth.  That’s better than a recession, but if you are waiting for the economy to give an extra boost to business you are probably going to be waiting for a long time.  Better do it on your own.

Todd Kmiec

 

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