Energy Industry Impact

December 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is a good look at some statistics on the energy industry and it’s impact on the economy overall.

http://www.businessinsider.com/energy-sector-share-of-economy-markets-2014-12

I’m really surprised at how little impact the industry has on the overall economy.  1.7% of employment and only 3% of GDP.  Makes low oil prices look like a big win for the economy.

 

todd@toddkmiec.com

The Importance of Attracting Top Talent

December 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Not that we need more evidence of the importance of attracting top talent, but here it is.

http://www.inc.com/jill-krasny/the-biggest-challenges-facing-leaders-today.html

The primary thing for recruiters is to keep in mind how big this is for business owners and managers.  It is absolutely the most important thing to building and growing a business.

 

todd@toddkmiec.com

Small Business Growth and Expansion

December 20, 2014 Leave a comment

One of the better indicators for the economy overall is how small businesses see things.

Economic Growth and Small Business Expansion

These are good numbers for recruiting going forward.

todd@toddkmiec.com

Career Strategy

December 19, 2014 Leave a comment

I like this post about career strategy. Are you looking at the next move or longer term, several moves ahead?

Are You Playing Chess Or Checkers

There is some good perspective here to keep in mind when talking with candidates. Either way can work, but how are you playing it and what is best for you?

todd@toddkmiec.com

Better Candidate Market

December 17, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s a better market for candidates than it has been in some time.

http://www.businessinsider.com/dice-survey-shows-why-theres-never-been-a-better-time-to-work-in-tech-2014-12

It’s not just tech.  There are more turn downs and more candidates asking for more than we have seen in some time.  This is likely a prelude to higher salaries in general.

 

todd@toddkmiec.com

 

Going With Your Gut

December 16, 2014 Leave a comment

There are some good points in this article.  We all run into situations where the proof, the certain answer, just isn’t there and you have to go with your gut.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240837?ctp=BizDev&src=Syndication&msc=Feedly

The more you go with your gut, the better you get at it.

 

todd@toddkmiec.com

Shrinking Workforce….Shrinking Candidate Pool

December 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Fewer men (and women) are working in America.

The Vanishing Male Worker

Our workforce has been shrinking since the Great Recession. While the workforce has been shrinking, so has the candidate pool for most jobs that require recruiting. The skills gap continues to widen leaving us with fewer candidates available that are qualified for the positions that businesses need filled.

todd@toddkmiec.com

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