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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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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My CSIA Question


The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) holds its Executive Conference in New Orleans May 15-19.  The published schedule for the week-long event doesn’t seem to acknowledge an awkward problem.  And that leaves me with an awkward question. I can imagine all kinds of answers to my question (below), including:  Love it; Hate it; and the…

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