Luck Favors the Well Prepared

Now is not the time to hesitate. Turn downs and counter-offers are punishing companies that can’t make decisions in a timely manner, or refuse to adjust to the competitive state of today’s active employment marketplace.USManufacturers saw a rebound in production levels in September, and overallUSunemployment numbers fell below 8% for the first time in years. Even with some companies being paralyzed by the uncertainties of the upcoming elections, the demand for talent is not dropping off. Manufacturing is still doing well, and the number of “replacement” hires is now at the same level or higher than “expansion” positions. It’s rare to find large numbers of engineering, operations, or supply chain professions who are unemployed. So in order for companies attract the talent that they will to need to reach their 2013 goals they are going to have to be prepared to make a big impression on candidates during the hiring process. Luck favors the well prepared.

Bruce Peacock

Vice President of Business Development