How Have Hiring Plans and Staffing Changed in Response to COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused turmoil with our work environments these last weeks and has had a major impact on how companies are recruiting new talent. Employers and their HR teams have had to use more innovative methods to hire and onboard new recruits while also simultaneously providing support for their employees as they transition… Read more »

The Impact of COVID-19 on Recruitment Activity Levels – Panel Debate

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The effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the labor market has been eye-opening – and has generated significant media coverage given the impact on unemployment. While it has been devastating for many industries where companies have had to lay off or furlough a significant portion of their workers, other sectors are still actively hiring… Read more »

Strengthening Your Business During a Crisis

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein This is the age of coronavirus. Our businesses and our lives have been disrupted. Offices are empty, revenue streams have been interrupted, and employees are working remotely. This is anything but business as usual. People are frightened…. Read more »

The Pros & Cons of Entrepreneurship

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by Jeff Herzog, President “Being an entrepreneur can be learned, and that is exactly what I have done. You don’t have to be born with it or have had the ‘lemonade stand.’ But, you do need to have the passion, devotion, conviction, and sheer will and drive to make it happen.” ~ Julia Hartz, Co-Founder… Read more »

What Does It Take to Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

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by Jeff Herzog, President “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill Recently, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote presentation at SUNY Albany for their Entrepreneurship Group. I presented my view of the qualities, skills, and experience required to establish, grow, and manage a… Read more »

Why an Executive Recruiter? Why FPC?

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By Steve Margalit Regardless of market conditions – low unemployment, high unemployment, or somewhere in between – finding high caliber talent is difficult.  There are a number of factors at play in today’s market, including but not limited to, a shortage of active job seekers.  This lack of candidate flow typically leads to an extended… Read more »

Executive Search Firms vs. Staffing Agencies

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By Jeff Herzog, President FPC National There is a common misconception in talent acquisition circles that staffing agencies are the same thing as executive search firms.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Let’s take a few minutes and outline both so we can draw a distinct comparison: Staffing agencies generally serve a local market… Read more »

FPC National: Celebrating 60 Years in Business

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By Jeff Herzog, President Celebrating 60 Years! When Rudy Schott founded Fortune Personnel Consultants (FPC) in 1959, he was considered to be a trailblazer in the executive recruiting industry. Since the field was in its infancy and there was no blueprint to follow, Rudy had to rely on his instincts and genuine love of people… Read more »

Entrepreneurship: Your Next Career

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by Jeff Herzog, President – FPC National/F-O-R-T-U-N-E Franchise Corp. Entrepreneurship Job security—everyone wants it, but does it actually exist? For a broad range of reasons, employees tend to switch jobs every three to five years. And for specific groups, like older adults, job searching can be a challenging and disheartening experience, due to rampant ageism… 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 »