The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same

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In my younger years when I regularly went overseas for work, I always thought about the tall pine trees that are prevalent on my parents’ property in central Georgia.  Pine trees, for whatever reason were always a firm reminder of home for me, especially when the environments I was in were often devoid of real… Read more »

Is Mobility the Key To Career Progression

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According to the New York Times, over 80% of people live within a couple of hours from their parents, their birthplace. This statistic is mind-boggling to me. In the span of six years, my family lived in all four U.S. continental time zones. My eldest son went to Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade in three… Read more »

What the FPC Experience Means

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By Jeff Herzog President FPC National/F-O-R-T-U-N-E Franchise Corp  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what we do here at FPC and how we’ve been able to succeed for almost 60 years (BTW, 2019 is our 60th anniversary in business).  One theme keeps coming to mind “It’s All About The People”.  Now that may seem… Read more »

Using an Executive Recruiter is the Best Employment Branding Tool

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant Best Employment Branding Tool Employment brand by definition is the market perception of what it’s like to work for an organization. Having a strong employment brand is extremely important to the growth and development of your company. A strong brand is a tremendous help to your efforts attracting… Read more »

The Two People CEO’s Need Most in Their Life

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As we turn the page on the summer season and gear up for the final third of the calendar year, I wanted to re-share an article, The Two People CEOs Need Most In Their Life, According to McKinsey Chief Dominic Barton by Oliver Staley, that has generates a lot of buzz about which really captures… Read more »

McKinsey and LinkedIn Stress Talent Attraction As Key Differentiator

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President When two of the biggest names in business line up to tell us that Talent Attraction is arguably your single biggest success factor for the coming years, it’s time to pay attention. That’s exactly what’s happened in the last months, as both McKinsey and LinkedIn have stressed that Talent Attraction… Read more »

Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter Thinks? Part III

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Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter Thinks? Part III By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant The recruiting industry has continued to evolve in a number of ways since its creation in the post-World War II era.  Advancements in technology including artificial intelligence have changed the landscape and have forced both companies and Executive Recruiters… Read more »

Do You Really Know How the Recruitment Sausage is Made??

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant What really goes on in a well-run professional recruiting practice?  Most executives only see the finished product or hired candidate.  In recruiting, just like an iceberg, only 10% is visible above the surface.  The ‘magic’ really happens in the 90% you can’t see, taking place behind the scenes,… Read more »

Does Artificial Intelligence Spell The End of Recruitment As We Know It?

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President Mankind has been held in the grip of fear for many centuries. Or perhaps more than fear, it’s a creeping anxiety that the latest advances in technology will inevitably lead to unemployment. It’s a deep seated anxiety that we’ll see work being undertaken by machines, computers or robots that had… Read more »

America Now Has More Jobs Than Unemployed Workers

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In case you missed it, something pretty sensational happened during Spring 2018. The Labor Department announced that, for the first time since such records began being collected, the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers. Put another way, if every single unemployed person were to take a job we’d still have jobs… Read more »