Leveraging Job References to Boost Your Candidacy

By Steve Margalit, FPC Many job seekers view the process of providing references to prospective employers as a burden. They see this task as a potential landmine that could only hurt their chances of landing their next job. But this is the wrong way to view references; candidates need to see their references as an…

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Building a Strong Bench: The Importance of Succession Planning

By Steve Margalit, FPCJust as Major League Baseball has a “farm system” where they cultivate promising talent in the Minor Leagues before they bring them up to play in the Majors, so too must companies if they hope to maintain continuity and build a sustainable leadership team. Nothing disrupts a company faster than a sudden…

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Interviewers: Bring Out the Best in Your Candidates

By Steve Margalit,  FPC It’s perfectly natural: Many job applicants get flustered and tongue-tied on interviews. Others may be more relaxed, but they still do not know how to convey their value when speaking with a prospective employer. Does this mean they are not the right fit for your company? Hardly. Just because some candidates…

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The Job Market is Revving Up, Are You Asleep at the Wheel?

By Jeff Herzog and Steve Margalit, FPC National Most economists agree, economic conditions will continue to rapidly improve throughout 2021.  The global pandemic which was thrust upon us in early 2020 sent shockwaves through the stock market, the job market and almost every aspect of our daily lives.  Because the setback was event driven and…

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The Transformation of the Recruiting and Job-Search Industry

Job Vacancies are Increasingly Being Filled Through Proactive Recruitment Techniques By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National This is not your grandfather’s job search. The days of circling want ads in the Sunday paper and then mailing in a resume disappeared decades ago with the introduction of digital job boards. And while these job boards disrupted…

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You Know What Happens When You Ass-u-me?

Don’t Take Your Hiring Process For Granted By Steve Margalit, FPC National There are few things in life that give you the outcome you’re looking for without directly investing your personal effort or guidance. The hiring process is no different. To generate successful results for your growing organization, precision planning and coordination are not optional,…

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Gearing Up for a Robust Job Market in 2021

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National As we turn the page on 2020, employers and job seekers are entering the new year will a sense of renewed optimism and enthusiasm. Because of the pandemic, many companies had postponed their plans to expand their teams and fill in gaps in their workforces. Employees had also delayed…

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Hiring Top Talent is Hard: Why You Should Partner with a Recruiter

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National As most employers understand, the primary driver of business success is building and retaining a high-performing team. And while the pandemic has created a larger pool of talent, the critical task of identifying and selecting the right individuals has become more daunting and challenging than ever. Companies can eliminate…

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You Think Hiring Someone Can Be Frustrating? Try Being a Candidate

Takeaways for the Hiring Manager to Sharpen Their Process By Steve Margalit, FPC National “We do not learn from experience; we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey. The hiring process, which is largely controlled by the whim of the hiring company (as it should be) does not always run as smoothly as it…

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Staying Vigilant in the War for Talent

Secrets from an Executive Recruiter By Steve Margalit, FPC National The more things change, the more they stay the same.  The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still impacting how business is done in the United States and around the world.  As the economy revs back up and the employment market regains its footing, one…

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