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Baby Boomers in Job Transition: Get Real…and You’ll Get Back to Work Soon

A good number of friends, former colleagues and clients of mine in their mid-50’s — all with previous career success — are unemployed and looking for a new job, and most of them have been in search mode for quite a while.  Having listened to each of them about their job objective, pursuit approach AND […]

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Take Note, Recent Grads!

Timeless Interviewing Tips Will Make You Stand Out Among the Competition CareerBuilder released a survey indicating that 74 percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 67 percent last year and the highest outlook since 2007. Despite the fact that the market is trending in their favor, 2017 […]

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Jim O’Malley Featured on Strong Suit Podcast: The 3 Characteristics of Rockstar Talent

Partner Jim O’Malley was recently featured in the Strong Suit podcast, “The 3 Characteristics of Rockstar Talent.” In this revealing interview, Jim shares: The 3 characteristics that define a Rockstar A real-life example of behavioral interviewing When & how to sell a Rockstar on the position How to onboard a new hire, and set them […]

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Let’s Get Real…About Job Offer Compensation

What You Need to Know in 2017 Compensation is, let’s face it, probably the single most important tool in the recruitment toolbox. Sure, other factors such as corporate culture and career advancement opportunities play critical roles but, when all’s said and done, salary and benefits are typically the prime motivator for any single individual deciding […]

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Recap of 2016 Conferences

Spotlight on Innovation Traditionally, Spring and Fall are prime time to attend HR and Recruiting industry conferences for those of us eager to learn about future trends, best practices and innovation. Themes may vary from year to year but what stays the same is the hard work that conference organizers apply to differentiate their events. […]

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Take a Strategic View of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Focus on the Real ROI of RPO Viewing recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) through a cost lens alone can cloud your vision and obscure many of its most critical strategic impacts.  While the initial rationale for outsourcing all or portions of the recruitment process is typically to reduce hiring costs, the true positive impact of RPO […]

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What Lies Ahead in 2017

For me, as the leader of a recruitment consulting and talent solutions business, ‘tis the season to reflect on what happened this year and ponder what lies ahead for us, our clients and how best to serve them. Newsweek magazine’s recent cover story about how robotics and artificial intelligence will soon redefine our entire economy […]

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November 2016: Recruiting Trends Conference, Austin TX

While this was my second time attending this conference, it was my first time as a speaker/presenter.  I was surprised by the rather unique format this time around.  The conference producer, HR Executive, decided to host two separate conferences at the same location on the same dates – The Talent Acquisition Technology Conference and the […]

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November 2016: HRMAC Summit, Rosemont, IL

The annual HRMAC Summit is among the most well attended HR events in Chicago, drawing over 300 HR, Talent Management and Talent Acquisition leaders from all over the Chicagoland area and surrounding states.  This year’s Summit served up an especially broad selection of interesting topics. Of all the sessions, two in particular stood out for […]

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October 2016: Wisconsin SHRM Annual One Day Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI

With over 1,000 attendees, this conference, now in its 30th year, is one of the largest in the Midwest. I was honored to have been selected to facilitate a panel discussion on “Recruiting innovation and how you need to rethink your recruitment strategy to recruit innovative talent.”  Thanks goes to my esteemed group of corporate […]

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