24 Jun
2016

An executive position can’t be vacant for long. The job is simply too important to just wait for the right person to see an ad and apply. Not to mention the fact that many applicants are sometimes inexperienced in the field they are applying for. These are just some of the worries that good staffing firms like Executive Search, Recruiting and Staffing Firms, or DC Recruiters, can take care of.

The following are a few tips that can help companies find the right executive recruitment team.

Tips to Find the Right Executive Recruitment Team

The first thing you should find out is how the recruitment team searches for a candidate. There are two basic ways to conduct a search; one is to simply post a few ads on a job board that is specific to a company’s business and the other is to actively recruit. Obviously, a company will do better with a recruitment team that actively searches for viable candidates.

Gary Burnison for example, as an active recruiter will identify viable candidates by assessing their talents and matching them with a company’s needs. The recruiter will then approach or contact the executive and present them with the offer.

It is important to find a recruitment firm that gives the company direct access to the recruiter that will be handling the case. This is important to ensure that the recruiter understands the needs of the client throughout the entire process. The company should also be able to produce the kind of experience or credentials that makes the recruiter ideal for the company who is hiring the firm. This means that the recruiter should have some link to the company’s specific business.

Another important aspect to consider is how long they take to fill a position. This is something that a recruitment firm should be able to produce since they probably have already filled many positions for other DC companies before. Of course, this does not mean that the recruitment firm will fill the position overnight, but having an estimate should make it easier to compare with other possible recruitment firms. Another important question to consider is the recruitment firm’s retention rate. This rate highlights just how many executives stayed in their positions over a 12-month period versus how many did not work out.

It is clear to see just how important it is to ask the right questions when hiring a recruitment firm to ensure that the position is filled quickly and by the right person.

10 Jun
2016

Utility stocks, best-known as safe havens for dividend-conscious retirees, have been on a tear. In the year’s first three months, the Dow Jones utility average returned 16.7% (including dividends), making it the quarter’s third-best performing asset category, behind only lean hogs (35.2%) and gold (16.5%).

But the surge in utility shares means many of the stocks are now richly valued and vulnerable to a broad market correction or to a rise in interest rates. The average utility in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index trades at 18 times estimated 2016 earnings, compared with an average price-earnings ratio of 16 over the past two years and with 17 for the S&P 500 itself, according to FactSet Research Systems. “Dividends are secure and should grow, but prices could rise and fall sharply in this environment” of ultra-low interest rates and elevated valuations, says Morningstar analyst Travis Miller.

And that means you have to take a careful look at your mission when you invest in this sector, says Katrina Lamb, head of investment strategy and research at MV Financial, a money-management firm in Bethesda, Md. If your primary goal is to generate income, these stocks can still play a role in your portfolio. With yields ranging from 3% to 4%, utility stocks pay about one to two percentage points more than 10-year Treasury bonds.

But if your primary goal is safety, you should approach this sector with caution. Because the stocks owe at least part of their popularity to a dearth of other income options, they could be more vulnerable than normal to a jump in interest rates–or even the threat of rising rates. If the stocks do sell off because of rate fears, says Miller, it could be an opportunity to snap up shares at better prices. Here are seven utility stocks worth considering.

Check out the list here.

Source: yahoo.com

31 May
2016

The Miami Retail Renaissance of 2016 was an event held in the sunny city of Miami for everyone working in the retail trade. Retail businesses in the Miami area are attempting to expand to as many places as possible, and members of the industry attended to learn as much about the current retail market as possible. This article explains why the Miami Retail Renaissance was such an important event for the denizens of Miami.

#1: Who Spoke?
The Retail Renaissance was attended by everyone who is someone in the Miami retail industry, and the event hosted several speakers who cover many industries. The keynote speakers of the event included Terranova Corporation’s Stephen Bittel, Turnberry Associates’ Jackie Soffer (miaminewtimes.com), Steven Gretenstein of DACRA, and more. Each speaker shared their knowledge of the retail industry, and the talks from the speakers offered a wide swath of information from real estate, retail selling, retail construction and retail advertising.

#2: Why Is Retail Exploding In Miami?
Miami is one of the most amazing tourist destinations in the world. There are hundreds of celebrities in the city at any one time, and there are hundreds more who make their homes in the area. The celebrity buying power brings with it other wealthy people who wish to hob-knob with the most important and influential people in the world. Miami attracts everyone of importance in the world, and the city must have enough retail shopping opportunities for celebrities, their wealthy friends and the tourists who trail behind them.

#3: Why Is Construction Or Expansion Important?
Real estate and construction was discussed at the event because retail buildings must be developed or built from scratch. A company that wishes to expand must have the information needed to create a proper construction project. Everyone who spoke at the event has been involved in the development and opening of retail spaces, and their talks enlightened guests about the process of opening a new space.

The Retail Renaissance Miami Summit of 2016 brought together the most progressive minds in retail with their development, real estate and construction partners. Every speaker brought information to the table that helped Miami residents make better construction or development choices, and the industry will continue to expand as Miami remains the most popular destination for the trendsetters of the day. There is not a single wealthy person in the world who has not passed through the city, and their buying power makes Miami a much stronger presence in the retail industry in 2016 and beyond.