A New World: The US has a job available for everyone looking for work

For those of us involved in recruiting/talent acquisition, we’re now entering uncharted waters, folks.  No GPS, no map, no directions. It's a new world. We’ve sailed over the horizon into the unknown, those blank areas depicted on ancient nautical charts with a monster or two thrown in for good measure. The U.S. Department of Labor [...]

By |2018-05-23T09:01:55-05:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hiring Exceptional Talent Requires Exceptional Thinking

This blog will make some readers unhappy. It will argue adamantly against “the way it really works in this company,” it will challenge their long-held beliefs and “what their boss always told them” about how talent management and compensation are supposed to work. That’s good, and it’s about time. Let’s start with the problem, or [...]

By |2018-05-17T09:31:32-05:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Three of the Most Promising Jobs: How Job Seekers and Companies Can Benefit

We’ve all heard how quickly the economy is growing, that we’ve achieved unemployment levels below 4.0%, and everyone’s hiring. It’s certainly a job seeker’s market and companies are scrambling to fill key jobs in a timely manner. You’ve likely seen multiple versions of this scenario in news feeds, and a quick online search will produce [...]

Cost of Living: Is the grass really always greener?

Where we choose to live impacts so many aspects of our lives – where we work, kids’ schools, commute time, overall economy and new job opportunities, and too many personal things to list. Earlier this month, our friends at U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of the 125 Best Places to Live [...]

By |2018-05-01T09:04:19-05:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, Career Advice, executive recruiting, job hunting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pay It Forward!

You’re working through another challenging day, and sometime between meetings and the next crisis, it happens – an email from a recruiter about what sounds like a great job. You check it out, think about it, then realize that there’s no way you could move right now or you’re waiting on that promotion they keep [...]

By |2018-04-19T09:34:42-05:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, Career Advice, executive recruiting|Tags: |0 Comments

Throwing Strikes and Making Hires

Sally Manager has been working to fill an opening on her team for more than 60 days, and she just can’t seem to “post and pray” her way to the right candidate. She’s looking for a Senior Accounting Manager, nothing too complicated, but these postings are just not working. She finally decides to hire an [...]

5 Tips to Get Past the ATS and Get the Call

There you are – staring at the latest robo-email from another company that inevitably begins “thanks for your interest” and ends with “keep your resume on file”. You know the one, we’ve all gotten them, the dreaded “thanks but no thanks” email that their system sends to dozens of other candidates. So why are we [...]

By |2018-04-04T12:50:42-05:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, Career Advice, executive recruiting, job hunting, resumes|0 Comments

Go West

Looking for more job opportunities and higher earnings growth? Well, keep reading…and start packing. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal indicates that 8 of the top 10 states with the highest earnings growth from 2016-2017 are in the West – and the leader is likely a surprise: Idaho Washington Arizona Utah Colorado Nevada [...]

Give Yourself A Raise – Switch Jobs!

So, you work at Marathon Petroleum, do you? Great company, but did you know that it would take the annual pay of 935 typical Marathon employees to equal the pay of your CEO? Nice gig. Look, nothing against Marathon. Your friend at Humana? She and 343 of her typical employee friends at Humana could combine their [...]

Today’s Hiring Landscape: Put a Ring on It

We’ve all heard reports from media and colleagues about the strong growth in actual and projected hiring activity during the past year, and it seems likely that these trends will continue or even accelerate throughout the rest of 2018. Those of us on the front lines of today’s talent wars likely have examples of candidates [...]

By |2018-03-14T14:56:00-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources, other|Tags: , |0 Comments