News & insights

Since I returned from working in Belgium a year ago, a few themes in the world of recruiting have emerged. One is the propensity of firms to select the temp to hire avenue, in lieu of straight permanent positions. Another theme is that firms are exercising caution in choosing the most ideal candidate which, in many cases, leads to paralysis by analysis. The final theme and the topic of this blog is outsourcing. Outsourcing is

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In a July 27th NY Times article entitled “In Job Hunting, the Pas de Deux of Seeker and Offerer,” a job seeker likened the search to “playing chess on a board I can’t see against people I don’t know.” I am quite confident that many of the consultants who have stepped through the doors of the Mettler Search office at 501 Fifth Avenue can concur. While several of the items I’ll list below may seem simplistic, many job seekers

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We are being barraged by bad news on the economic recovery. The jobs report released on Friday, June 1 confirmed persistent fears that the recovery has slowed to a crawl and indicated that a global slowdown is well underway. Per the New York Times article, “Worst U.S. Job Data in a Year Signals Stalling Recovery,” it is difficult for economists to explain away a third consecutive month of descending job numbers and that this unfortunately indicates a

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Finding a voice in this challenging economy is akin to starting a company. Mettler Search is confident that our new venture will fulfill a need with our clients and consultants. Sure, we have trepidations about the economy picking up but are buoyed by glimmers of hope in newspapers and TV reports. Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Economy Looking Up, but Caution Remains.” In 2011, the unemployment rate declined which was more

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