About - Employers Intelligence

I frequently come across unusual insights. Seemingly small observations with game-changing potential.

The obvious question is, what should I do with all this?

Subjects touch on…

  • Search Strategies
  • Vanishing Candidates
  • Payroll Pressures
  • Employees and Automation
  • Business Development
  • Government Regulations
  • Inflation
  • Stock Prices and Dividends

They often extend beyond typical recruiting activity.
And, honestly, some write-ups can get long, when I explore themes in depth.

I do it, because I believe it’s important.

You and I might never meet.
So, I offer my studies here, in Employers Intelligence.

Hopefully, a great idea will find a way to cross your path.
And maybe, one day, you’ll be able to run with it. -TD

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In-House Paradox


Despite a shrinking workforce and increased demand, many employers are moving their recruiting efforts in-house.  Some even exclude outside contributors, literally attempting to go it alone. It’s an odd decision.  Typically, fewer resources would mean lower quality and higher costs.  How’s that working out? Does an employer really save money by bringing its recruiting efforts…

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Big Plans For Small Companies


Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) seem fancy and sophisticated, until you notice everybody’s doing it.  Small companies are being snapped up at a ferocious pace.  And the lists of publicly traded companies (on stock exchanges) has been cut in half.  Doing business with this crowd is going to take a special touch. An excellent Candidate, doing…

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Cost Cutting Creates Opportunity


I’ve seen this before.  The first round of payroll cuts eliminates the low producers.  The next cuts are interesting.  They drop high-cost, high-producers, who have a reduced chance of success.  We’re there. I’ve come across a flurry of high-priced turn-around specialists who were released, without notice. This wasn’t their failure to perform.  Generally, ownership couldn’t…

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The Value Of A Skilled Team


So, maybe U.S. Manufacturing is a good thing, after all.  Amazing. It does beg the question:  What is the value of the [remaining] skilled labor force? Dan Markham is the Editor of the Metal Center News.  Returning from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Dan offered his April 11, 2023 editorial…

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