Diversity: “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people”.
For 9 consecutive years we reviewed the number of women attendees at the National NAED conference as
The Department for Professional Employees reports there are over 75 million young workers (ages 18-35) in the US*. In this age group, more than half (50.4) are women and 70% have earned either an Associate degree or an occupational or vocational cert
I attended an inspiring recruiters conference a few years ago and walked away with a new mindset that’s stuck with me, although some days more than others. It’s simple: stop holding yourself back. At some point, we all fall into a rut and/or sta
In a recent MDM article*, author John Gunderson raised an important issue about ‘sales’. His premise is that customers have changed and the mindset of how a salesperson ‘calls’ on the customers has changed as well. He posits 3 differing types
Opportunities don’t go away, they just go to someone else. I talk to countless people and 99% of them tell me no and that’s okay, I’m driven to that 1% who say ‘maybe’. If you’re reading this, we’ve likely crossed paths in my efforts to
Part 2: Retaining Candidates and New Employees
I present hiring managers with 3 – 5 of the best candidates. Presented candidates were selected from a few hundred potential fits. It’s critical to move forward quickly with the interview process. I
One common trend within the electrical industry has remained over the past few decades; competitive pricing tends to fall within a relatively narrow band of variability. Product categories differ, of course; with wire/cable the price fluctuates with
As a recruiter I am always asked: Is that necessary? Do I send via email or snail mail?
The better question is: why would you not send a thank you note? It would be sad in this very competitive market, if you lost the job to someone only because t
Part 2: Candidates, Branding Yourself to Ensure a Solid Job Offer
Similar to Part 1: Branding Your Company to Attract Top Talent, candidates also have the opportunity to “brand” themselves. Here are 3 things to focus on:
1) Prepare for the in
Long tail distributions are a relatively arcane fascination by statisticians. Roughly, a long tail mimics the 80/20 rule; also known as a Pareto distribution. But in a series of articles and books by Chris Anderson (editor of Wired), it’s clear tha