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Wages Increasing: 1 to 10 Rating Scale Interview Question Can Help!

Many signs point to a surge in hiring. One of the best metrics confirming this trend is the number of U.S. job openings, which rose to their highest level ever in April (most recent figures) at 5,400,000 according to the Labor Department’s latest Job Openings and Labor Read More


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Tool To Improve Your Technical Recruiting: Pie Chart Question

Pie Chart QuestionMost of the Commerce Department news on Friday morning sounded bleak for jobs creation including:

  1. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the broadest sum of goods and services produced across the economy, falling by 0.7% in the first quarter.
  2. S. exports falling by 7.6%, including exports of goods tumbling 14%, the most
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Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%; Special Recruiting Training Needed!

Recruiting Training Needed!The Labor Department reported this morning that U.S. companies started hiring again last month. This prompted the jobless rate to fall as the economy snapped back from a brutal winter. Nonfarm payrolls grew a seasonally adjusted 223,000 in April after a weak March in which only 85,000 jobs were added. … Read More


Better Education Needed To Improve Job Skills And Increase Wages!

Better EducationThough our executive search firm is based in Chicago, we regularly provide executive recruitment worldwide. As a result, many executive recruitment teams, such as Houston’s Chevron Phillips Chemical (a joint venture between energy giants Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66) call us to provide both technical recruitment and technical … Read More


Which Jobs Figures Are Correct: Jobless Claims OR Unemployment Numbers?

The Labor Department reported this morning that U.S. jobs creation slowed in March to its feeblest pace in more than a year. They said that

Unemployment Rate 2015Nonfarm payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 126,000 jobs in March, which was its smallest gain since December 2013. They also said that the unemployment … Read More


Women and Minority Hiring Makes Good Business Sense!

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According to last week’s figures from the Labor Department, fewer people sought unemployment benefits. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000. Additionally, the four-week average of jobless claims fell 7,750 to 297,000. Furthermore, over the past 12 months, that average has tumbled about 7 … Read More


Technical Talent Becoming Scarce; Need To Improve Your Recruiting!

The Labor Department said this morning that U.S. employers continued a trend of robust hiring by adding 295,000 new employees last month. This lowered the unemployment rate to 5.5%!

February’s rate is the lowest since May 2008. The economy has now added more than 200,000 jobs for 12 straight months, … Read More


R&D Yields Many Ancillary Societal Benefits!

As many of you know, drones have been a centerpiece of our war on terror. They allow our military to strike terrorists in remote regions such as the borders between Afghanistan and Pakistan without risking countless troops or military assets.

Amazon & Google R&D LabRecently, drones have been repurposed for civilian use. The Research … Read More


Do 4-Year Degrees Yield Higher Salaries?

Historically, a 4-year degree has been a lot more valuable than a 2-year associate's degree. Therefore, for generations this has justified the time and expense because it guaranteed a middle-class life style. However, as I wrote previously "2014 Job Market Uneven For Graduates". It benefits some in … Read More


2014 Job Market Uneven For Graduates

The 2014 job market for recent graduates has improved over the last two graduation job markets, but that improvement is uneven. For college grads aged 20-24 the unemployment rate this year is 4.4 percent, which is greatly improved from 7.2 percent last year according to the Bureau of Labor StatisticsRead More