About - Recruiter’s View

Sooner or later, everything in real life influences the jobs markets. So, our topics here range all over the place.

In our search to discover and share what’s really going on, we are particularly trying to answer the questions:

  • Where will jobs be created (and why?)
  • Where will jobs be destroyed (and why?)

This is my commentary on what I see and what I think it means.

People sometimes ask my opinion, because they assume a Recruiter’s activity can be a useful indicator.

And in fact, it’s true that I can pick up on changes in the business environment months ahead of the published numbers.

Understanding the implications of those changes is the trick. Daily conversations with business leaders give me the equivalent of perpetual survey results. And talking to candidates is the perfect reality check.

Ultimately, then, my evaluation is largely formed as an extension of what many, many others have been kind enough to share with me.

So, when you think I’ve got it wrong, I encourage you to tell me what you see from your side of the mountain.

We’re all trying to figure this out together.

Thanks for being a part of our effort!

-TD

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March Madness

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The whole world’s going nuts, but events are strangely conspiring to drive business to the U.S. I was still basking in the uplifting e-mails I reported in “February Readers Respond.” It was generally positive stuff, and basically consistent with numbers I was seeing. Except for the part where the whole world started going on “Tilt.”…

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February Readers Respond

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Readers report that business is improving. New hiring increases are impeded by health care costs and a shortage of skilled labor. I fired off a “Great To Be Back” letter on February 3, and asked, “…what have you been seeing in your part of the world?” Excellent answers flowed in, many on the same day….

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Banks Too Big To Succeed?

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In the name of Safety, Congress writes financial regulations that throttle the financial industry, slow the economy, and invite mischief of chilling proportions. Congress has slammed another 2,000 page behemoth through the system. Much like other recent legislation, perhaps the goal is to pass something now and change it later. TOOTHLESS BUT DANGEROUS The financial…

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Everything’s Higher With China

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China moved our markets last week, with bigger effects on the way. Chinese wages are moving significantly higher. Americans will see higher costs and, perhaps, more employment opportunities. Our markets ran up three per cent in a single day on Thursday, June 10. Strong news from China sent hedge funds scrambling, as the Chinese Communists…

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