Hiring Picking Up Steam: Need A TALENT AUDIT!

Hiring Picking Up Steam: Need A TALENT AUDIT!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 340,000 new jobs have been created during the last two months. Furthermore, anecdotally, I have noticed that many of our clients have significantly ramped up hiring in the last few months (especially technical employees such as engineers and IT professionals). … Read More


Countless Job Openings: TIME TO SHARPEN RECRUITING SKILLS!

The 171,000 increase in jobs reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today was only the tip of the iceberg. We have noticed over the last few weeks an exponential increase in search inquiries. This has been across the board and across the country ranging from several CIO positions … Read More


My Tuesday, June 26th TV Appearance On First Business

In case you missed  my appearance discussing the current state of the jobs market on First Business on Tuesday, June 26, 2012: please go to http://www.strategicsearch.com/media.php and scroll down to “Television Appearances” to view.

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Yahoo’s Scott Thompson Fiasco Proves: NEED FOR THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS!

World-renowned executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles committed a major blunder when not fully vetting Scott Thompson before presenting him as a CEO candidate for Yahoo. In fact, they never uncovered Thompson’s falsified educational credentials! Instead, it was activist shareholder Daniel Loeb, whose hedge fund Third Point controls 6% of … Read More


LinkedIn Best For Business Networking

With the mega IPO pending for Facebook, I am reminded that LinkedIn has been a much better business networking tool for our firm. Though Facebook is trying to push into the business market, they still seem to be more slated towards personal contacts. This contrasts with LinkedIn, which has … Read More