Posts by Jim Lotz

5 Reasons Employers Should Hire More Workers Over Age 50

By Maryalene LaPonsie Forget the myth that older workers are outdated and expensive. The best are loyal, competent and may even help a business’s bottom line. What do you do if you’re a 52-year-old woman looking for a job in an industry dominated by men? If you’re Patricia Hochkins, you shorten your name to Pat,…

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Job Switching in IT

IT professionals in the U.S. change jobs regularly. This figure shows why they are moving. The average rate of job switching in the U.S. last year was 7%.  In IT, it was 9%. What are you seeing?  

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Maybe You Should Talk to Salespeople

Ok, maybe not the one that calls you in the middle of your dinner trying to sell you yard fencing even though you live in an apartment. I’m guilty of trying to think of the one statement that will get me off the phone the most expeditiously. But generally having a brief chat with a…

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Top Recruiting Trends: 2017 Recruiting Industry Report

At the end of last year, Top Echelon conducted a survey of more than 5,000 recruiters nationwide to compile information, specifically recruiting trends. The survey gauged recruiters’ opinions regarding a wide range of topics and recruitment industry trends. But as always, what drives recruiters is placements—the employee placement process, the prospects, the challenges, and the…

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Recruiting Firms Save You Both Time and Money

If you’re a hiring manager or authority, you may have wondered at one time or another, why you should work with a recruiter in an effort to help fill important positions. In fact, you might have asked yourself, “What value does a recruiter bring to the hiring process?” The answer: more than you think! Because…

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