Employment Trends and Insights

Investment Bankers Spend Their Recession

So How Should an Investment Banker Spend Their Recession? There was a time when investment banking was a career path representing prestige and respect. After the effects of 2001 with the tech bubble bursting and the tragic impact of 9/11 we believed the worst had happened for the industry. In the years that followed we...
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How to Structure Your Staff for Success

  Interim & Temporary Staffing Employment Up 6.8% from a Year Ago Employment data released in April by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the staffing industry added 55,100 new jobs (up 2.2%) from February to March of this year. From March 2012 to March 2013, the number of staffing employees...
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5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

By Ron Proul, CEO Hiring the right person for a role is one of the most important decisions made by managers. And over the years, I've watched managers fall into one or more costly hiring traps. Avoid these five big mistakes and you'll build a great team. 1. NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HIRING DECISION This is...
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Leadership Transition Underway At Securities and Exchange Commission

On November 26, Mary Schapiro, the current chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announced that will she retire before the end of the year. The move was widely anticipated, and is only one of the many high-level personnel changes that are expected to be announced by the Obama Administration as it...
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Professional Recruiters Help Companies Fill Key Roles In Contingency Situations

Leadership transitions are a natural part of the business cycle. However, when high-level vacancies are unexpected, companies can be left scrambling to react. For instance, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Intel CEO Paul Otellini has announced his impending retirement. This move came as a surprise, as the...
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Financial Project Consulting Services Help Companies Put Costs In Perspective

On November 15, the Department of Justice announced that British Petroleum (BP) will plead guilty to a variety of criminal charges and pay a $4 billion penalty in connection with a 2010 oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. According to Attorney...
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CFOs In Demand For Positions On Corporate Boards, According To New Study

Current and former chief financial officers (CFOs) are increasingly seen as valuable additions to corporation's boards, according to new research from Ernst & Young. The firm's final report is based on a survey of 800 global CFOs and a more in-depth study of the career paths taken by 347 CFOs working at major...
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Financial Professionals Prepare For Ongoing Expansion Of Federal Regulation

Now that the election is over, political and business leaders in the United States are turning their attention toward the future. Of particular concern for financial professionals is the ongoing design and implementation of new federal regulations regarding corporate financial practices. After President Obama officially...
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Increasing Optimism Is Drawing More Americans Into The Labor Market

We recently discussed a number of reports that show a strengthening U.S. economy. Both the ADP National Employment Report and the Employment Situation Summary put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there was a net increase in jobs last month. In addition, the job creation figures for the previous...
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BLS data supports positive outlook for U.S. economy

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Employment Situation report for the month of October and the new figures seem to show a strengthening U.S. economy. According to the agency's data, nonfarm payroll employment expanded by about 171,000 jobs last month. In addition, the job creation numbers for August and...
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