Are you shocked that your offer was turned down? Today, We are discussing the reality of the current hiring landscape.Spoiler Alert: It is ultra competitive and it is a employee’s market! We are going to teach you ways to capitalize on the current conditions and have your offers accepted.

Today's Quote:

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”  -Walt Disney

 Show highlights:

  • The current talent landscape
  • Where your company is screwing up (why you lose great hires)
  • Teach you how to take advantage of the current market to land great people

What is the current landscape:

  • Unemployment rate

    • All time low (3.9% in US)
    • OC 2.9% -Mar 2018
  • Job Satisfaction
    • 51% people looking -all time high
    • 71% disengagement

Where companies are missing the mark:

  • Not understanding the person …. Just the demographics
  • Job descriptions not in alignment w/ actual role
  • Engagement with candidates
  • Interviewing strategy and process…. It sucks!
  • Closing is a transactional process

How do we take advantage of this disparity to dramatically improve YOUR ability to hire talent:

  • Change your mindset

    • It’s Not about you!  -You are not that special
    • Flip the script
    • Making a person whole in their career
  • Locate the Pain (Career Wound)

    • Growth
    • Content of Work
    • Leadership
  • Engagement of the candidate

    • How You Represent your company
    • 1st contact with the candidates
    •   -Interviewing strategy and process
    •   -Closing the hiring managers and candidates for mutual success

Kathy Dawson serves as Founder and CEO of Dawson & Dawson, Inc. She is the firm’s Nonprofit Liaison, and oversees the Executive & Retained Search, Temporary & Contract Staffing, and Business Development practices.  She is a CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) with over 36 years of experience in the local and national market place. Prior to establishing Dawson & Dawson, Kathy served as a Regional Vice President for a National Search and Staffing firm. She managed 120 employees with revenues up to $120M while developing a forte in the search and staffing industry.

Kathy has had the pleasure of helping thousands of business owners hire the right employee at the right time. Her business approach involves a genuine understanding that every client is unique and every candidate is an individual. Her years of experience in making great connections consistently is a highly sought after skill. Her clients get to enjoy quality matchmaking at the highest level. Her hands on involvement and partnership approach makes her a sought after talent broker and business partner. What sets her apart is an innate ability to develop long-term growth oriented strategies to make lasting placements as though it is her own firm. She is a well-known speaker and trainer in the industry, traveling locally and nationally.

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