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 »

Recruiting During a Pandemic: Why Right Now is the Very Best Time to Acquire Talent

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” ~ William Arthur Ward With so much turbulence in the economy, some companies are putting recruiting on the back burner, taking a wait-and-see approach to strengthening their teams as they emerge from this crisis. On the surface,… 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 »

Networking for Job Search During Covid-19 and Beyond

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By Ben Gidwani, FPC Orlando and Steve Margalit, FPC National A friend who was recently downsized during the Covid-19 crisis asked me, “what does networking really mean?”  There’s both a short answer and a long answer. The following is the long answer which provides actionable items and details on how to be effective at networking during… 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 »

It’s a New Year, Audit Your Hiring

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By Steve Margalit It’s a new year.  It’s time for a fresh start.  It’s time to right your wrongs, and improve on the past.  It’s a great time to create a vision for your company, set goals, and execute on your plan to achieve greater heights than the previous year.  What worked?  What didn’t work? … Read more »

Hiding In Plain Sight – The Passive Candidate

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By Steve Margalit The never ending search for top candidates to fill your open jobs requires research, planning, effort and execution.  Relying on inbound efforts alone, i.e. posting ads, is not likely to yield the highest quality results.  Finding top talent requires you to “leave no stone unturned” and to be proactive.  It requires you… 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 »

Why Isn’t My Resume Working?

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Advice from a recruiter: Three reasons why your resume is actually hurting your job search As recruiters, we see countless resumes come across our inboxes daily, most of which are lacking – not only in substance, but in strategy, presentation, and value. It’s important for job seekers to understand that while unemployment numbers are relatively… Read more »

LinkedIn: A Powerful Tool for Job-Seekers

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Launched in 2003 and acquired by Microsoft in 2016, LinkedIn has emerged as a leading platform for job seekers and those who are looking to further their careers. As of the end of 2018, LinkedIn boasted almost 600 million users worldwide, with approximately 150 million in the United States alone. With robust networking and publishing… Read more »