A Good Attitude in a Down Economy

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Henry Ford Ok…yes, it has been really tough in the recruiting world compared to 5 years ago but things are tough all over. Here are some simple “rules” to work by that I was taught many years ago when […]

Happy 9th JCP Anniversary Mark Hall!

Please join me in wishing Mark Hall a Happy 9 year Anniversary with Joseph Chris Partners! Mark has brought in $1,626,046 in sales over the last nine years and is staying on a strong pace! Mark joined the company with a vast amount of business savvy which proved to be an asset coming into the […]

How to Deal with Clients who Procrastinate

We all know it is taking longer and longer for hiring managers to fill direct-hire positions in their “search for the perfect candidate.” It is also well known that recruiters typically do not get paid until the candidate has been placed and/or started; therefore obviously impacting the recruiter in a negative way. And according the […]

Employers are Re-thinking the 5 day Work Week

There is a growing movement to rethink the standard 5-day, 40 hour work week. Employees are interested in taking back their personal lives to have a better work/life balance, while employers are willing to explore the options of flexibility, if it doesn’t effect their bottom line. Today, 34% of employers offer some sort of flex […]

“Follow Up”!

After doing all the hard work of preparing for the interview, researching the company, dressing properly, arriving on time, answering all the interviewers questions and asking your own questions, the final and most important step is to “follow up”. Following up shows not only your interest in the position but your enthusiasm for the position […]

Houston Strategies: Houston housing model attracting worldwide attention

From: HoustonStrategies.blogspot.com “Look to Texas to solve Australian housing supply” by the Unconventional Economist (hat tip to Hugh) Originally, I was just going to include that link among many in another misc items post, but there is so much good material in here, it deserves its own post. Sometimes we forget how good we have […]

Interview Questions

Great interviews can not be wrapped up like a present with a pretty bow on top. There are a combination of things the interviewer can and should do to make the candidate feel at ease, such as by listening, observing, talking and asking the “right” questions. You should always be prepared with a list of […]

Happy 11th Anniversary Erica Lockwood!

Please join me in wishing Erica a Happy 11 year JCP anniversary! Erica has brought in $2,368,166 of sales into the company since that wonderful day that seems like yesterday when she was hired! I still remember her visit to Houston and it just felt like we clicked! We have been through much growth in […]

What makes a “GREAT” recruiter?

There are many different opinions about what defines the meaning of a “great” recruiter. Is it: 1) The number of placements they make? 2) Superb negotiation skills? 3) Attracting and closing candidates? 4) Amount of production/revenue brought into a firm? 5) Exquisite marketing skills? While I believe each of the traits listed above are of […]

Happy 11th JCP Anniversary Darrla Kelly!

Team JCP, Please join me in celebrating Darrla today!  11 years ago she interviewed and was hired by JCP.  Darrla has been very successful in many aspects of our business as we have grown together.  As a dedicated recruiter she was assigned to recruit for the top producers within JCP. They had high expectations of her […]

Reasons why EXCLUSIVITY is in the CLIENTS’ best interest:

1. Exclusivity means the Client will not receive the same candidates from different agencies. 2. The Client will get the Firm/Recruiter’s full commitment. The Client may think they will get more effort when the position is in competition but what really happens is a short burst of energy and then interest wanes as the recruiter’s […]

Accepting a Counteroffer = Career Suicide

A counteroffer may be both tempting, appealing and flattering. But in the end; more often than not; those who accept them come to regret their actions. Here are some reason’s why NOT to accept a counteroffer: 1. When a person quits; a company loses money and the manager looks bad. A company would rather offer […]

Top Annoying Habits at Work

It is easier than you think to rub people the wrong way, even when you are sitting at your desk minding your own business. The biggest part of many jobs is to collaborate effectively with others and that is tough to do if your co-workers and supervisors find you annoying. 1. Being unprepared – Showing […]

San Antonio Solar Boosters, Lennar and KB Home

From Builderonline.com Posted on: August 22, 2011 Source: San Antonio Express-News Of course the buyer of a new luxury home can consider installing solar panels. Why not? But for the first time in San Antonio, solar panels are becoming an option for homebuyers at an affordable price point, and in the kind of new homes […]

You Lost Your Job, Now What?

You are well educated, you have years of experience and you are even bilingual, but you just lost your job. Unfortunately, lay-offs and job loss are the norm now a days, even at the top. How you handle it in the aftermath could shape your career for years to come. Day 1 – Do nothing! […]

Staying “Sane” at Work

We all deal with annoying co-workers, rude clients/customers and office politics. Remember these simple tactics for rolling with the punches, instead of throwing them! 1. Tune out: Limit your exposure to office drama. Close your door, plug in your iPod and put your headphones on and stay focused on your work. Take a walk, read […]

Congratulations Challenger Homes & New Home Star!

Challenger Homes, New Home Star Take Top Market Share in Colorado Springs PRWeb – 10 hrs ago Rapidly expanding Colorado builder and sales management partner hit milestone. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) July 28, 2011 Through the midway point of 2011, Colorado Springs-based, Challenger Homes has a good reason to be confident. For the first time […]

Tips for Staying Happy at Work!

So you think you can’t take it anymore and you are ready to move on…well if it is greener work pastures you are looking for…stop and try these tips for staying content at work…start with yourself and your outlook! 1 ) Focus on the positive – we create our own mind-set; identify the things you […]

Home building jumps in June after dismal spring

By DEREK KRAVITZ / www.Builderonline.com WASHINGTON – Builders broke ground on more single-family homes and apartments in June, helping the battered construction industry gain a little life after a dismal spring. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 629,000 homes last month, a 14.6 percent increase from May. Still, […]

Tips for Hiring Great People

Finding “great” people who can transform your company is difficult even in our current economy. One would think that with all the people who are unemployed that it would be a “piece of cake” to hire that “perfect” person but it is challenging at best. They need to possess the same vision, fit your culture […]