What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate!


I don’t know about you, but I never knew where the quote “We have a failure to communicate” came from. With a little research, I found that it’s from “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967. Unfortunately, this quote fits our current hiring market perfectly! As a society, we have never been more connected, yet communication seems… Read more »

Job Search – New Reality


I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney Just two short months ago, our economy was humming along quite nicely, people didn’t have to perform a job search. For many people, the job found them. At… Read more »

Inside A Recruiting Firm



Recently we had a candidate who accepted a position while in our office. As they opened the door to leave, they stopped, turned, and said, thank you for saving my life. Now, I’m not going to lie, I know we are not miracle workers, and this is not a post about how great we are…. Read more »

Finding Top Talent in Tampa Bay in 2019!!!


Recently there have been a number of media stories promoting the Tampa Bay area as a great place to find a new job in 2019!  This all sounds fabulous until you look at our current unemployment rate of 3.0%. If you are a hiring manager or business owner the fundamental question you are likely asking… Read more »

December Is For Strategy!


If you celebrate Christmas, do you remember when you were young and the anticipation of Christmas made the month of December seem like it lasted forever? Now contrast December as an adult. Now it feels like the month lasts for 24 hours! It’s like the Kenny Chesney songs says, “Trust me, friend, a hundred years… Read more »

This Job Market Can’t Last Forever!



If you follow economic news, you would have read countless headlines on how tight the job market is today. Most recently, the headlines have been trumpeting that there are now more open positions in the United States than there are unemployed people. (Washington Post) But for today, I believe it is time to turn our… Read more »

The Talent Market Is Even Tighter!


In 2010 American workers were hurting. There isn’t a way to sugarcoat the jobs situation in that time period.  According to the BLS, (https://US Dept. of Labor) the national unemployment rate was 9.5% and people were taking any professional role they could to keep their head above water.  The despair and fear many people felt… Read more »

Hiring Is Tight And Employees Are Looking To Move!



“More job creation, higher voluntary employee turnover and intensified competition for talent will be the main themes surrounding employment in 2018.” That quote was given by Matt Ferguson, the CEO of CareerBuilder (CareerBuilder Annual Forecast) earlier this year. Now that we are almost to the halfway point of 2018, I have to say he was… Read more »

Looking to hire in 2018? Be prepared for a tough market.


If you have been paying attention to trends in the job market, you will know that much has already been said regarding how difficult it is hiring staff today.  As a matter of fact, last week another round of news stories documenting the hiring woes in the US were published when the new jobs numbers… Read more »