The Morisey-Dart Blog.

News, advice and insights from the minds of Morisey-Dart Group executive recruiters.

Blog

Employment Summary for August 2021

Employment Summary for August 2021 Robust growth in the leisure and hospitality industry faltered in August as the Delta variant put pressure on non-farm hiring. Despite that factor, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase in total nonfarm payroll employment of 235,000 jobs. Results were below analyst expectations but in line with some… Read more »

Employment Summary for July 2021

Employment Summary for July 2021 For the seventh straight month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a significant increase in total nonfarm payroll employment. In July, jobs increased by 943,000. Results were above analyst expectations as continued wage growth fueled the rate of hiring. The unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point to 5.4… Read more »

7 Negotiation Tips to Reach Your Business Goals

  7 Negotiation Tips to Reach Your Business Goals Negotiation is a daily practice within business organizations. We negotiate all the time — with clients and partners, vendors and suppliers, supervisors and colleagues, employees and recruits. MRINetwork’s Senior Director of Vendor Management, Beth Turner, understands that the best negotiators are ones who are able to… Read more »

Employment Summary for June 2021

Employment Summary for June 2021 Continuing a six month increase in job growth, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 850,000. Results were above analyst expectations as higher wages and incentives to meet growing demand drew more workers back into the labor force. Unemployment rate was little changed… Read more »

Employment Summary for May 2021

Employment Summary for May 2021 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 559,000, slightly below analyst expectations but continuing a five month increase in job growth. Unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 5.8 percent. Gains of almost 300,000 jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry drove… Read more »

Networking: the New, Hybrid World of Work

Best Practices for Networking in the New, Hybrid World of Work By Nancy Halverson Like hiring, commuting, group brainstorming, and other aspects of the World of Work, networking has completely changed due to COVID-19. In some ways, the pandemic has made connecting with colleagues and professional acquaintances more difficult. For one, digital channels have become… Read more »

Employment Summary for April 2021

Employment Summary for April 2021 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 266,000, continuing a four month increase in job growth but significantly below consensus estimates. Unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.1 percent, well below its April 2020 high of 14.7 percent. Job growth was led by continued… Read more »

STAR Update – April 2021 “A Beginner’s Guide to Employer Branding”

A Beginner’s Guide to Employer Branding By Jessica Hollander-Torres When consultant Simon Barrow introduced the term “employer brand” in 1990, many HR and communications professionals dismissed it as another marketing buzzword. In fact, it wasn’t until a few years later — when job boards went virtual — that the term received widespread attention. Almost overnight,… Read more »

How to Have Conversations With Your Team About Burnout

How to Have Conversations With Your Team About Burnout By Annette Wehrli 2020 was a tough year. In addition to impacting how we conduct our personal lives, the pandemic has drastically transformed the World of Work and, unfortunately, many employees are feeling burnt out as a result. To start with, many people have reached a… Read more »

Employment Summary for February 2021

Employment Summary for February 2021 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 379,000 in February, significantly above consensus estimates. Unemployment rate fell 6.2% or 10 million unemployed persons. Most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller gains in temporary help services, healthcare and social… Read more »