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What should I do if my company announces a “Restructuring”?

By Tim Knight, Vice President, Banking

With the economy growing and unemployment at its lowest levels since before the Great Recession of 2008, we have not heard of many companies needing to restructure or the need for the dreaded reduction in force. In recent weeks, we have talked with professionals whose situations have changed due to their companies need to make necessary organizational changes through restructuring…

The Internal Conversation

By Rich Weinman, Practice Lead, Architecture/Mechanical Construction

The psychology of every employee is differently complex. While most feel fortunate to have a respectable job and are grateful for the opportunities they’ve been presented, many also ponder if the grass is greener elsewhere- it’s just human nature. But although these thoughts may seem like an ungrateful intrusion, asking “what if?” is perfectly natural. Recruiters are experts at seeing…

Why should I talk to a recruiter if I am happy in my job/with my company?

By Jay Boone, Partner and Manager, Banking

At its core, a recruiter’s job is to create happiness. Recruiters work hard to ensure employers and employees are perfectly matched and positioned to create success, cultivate growth, and enjoy an excellent quality of life together. Why, then, should an employee who is already content with and fulfilled in their current position contact a recruiter in the first place? Know…

How Managing Human Bonds Creates Truth in Recruiting

By Christy Farrell, Partner, Healthcare Technology & Innovation

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines human bonding as “the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) especially through frequent or constant association.” As a recruiter who specializes in healthcare technology and innovation I realize that I am working with clients and candidates who have so many other relationships in their lives: family, friends,…

Client-Candidate Communication: Managing Expectations

By Sean Sposeep, Partner, Life Sciences

Hiring doesn’t have to be the difficult process everyone assumes it is: what I’ve found is that it comes down to understanding that there’s no magic recipe for a hire. The hiring process involves a unique convergence of the needs and desires of both candidates and clients, and in order to understand those requirements and manage expectations on both fronts,…

Recruiters & Reality: What Millennials Need to Know about the Marketplace

By Courtney Rice, Partner, Banking

Let’s Start with the Truth People of every age appreciate being treated like intelligent adults. So it’s important for job candidates from every generation—but especially Millennials, the youngest of which are still learning the ropes of how to conduct their job search—to know the realities of the recruiting process and the expectations of the marketplace. Let’s face it: misinformation is…

How Actively Caring and Exercising Your Own Career Planning Benefits Everyone

By Kay Linder, Partner and Practice Lead, Healthcare Technology & Innovation Healthcare professionals and organizations all recognize the importance of paying attention to our health. Every day we witness the negative consequences of neglecting to cultivate and maintain healthy routines. Sickness loves to seek out the overburdened mind and body. With today’s frantic pace of life and the speed at…

The Digital Age and the Millennial Mindset

By Tim Knight, VP and Senior Managing Partner, Banking

Technology has afforded job seekers unprecedented access to information about employers, workplace cultures, and the overall hiring landscape. Too many options, however, can be both a blessing and a curse. Human beings are hardwired to think about improving their stations in life, and thanks to technology jobs offering a better salary, job title, and working conditions are just a tap…