This was originally published on Recruiting Daily on August 17, 2016
A long time ago in a job market far, far away, there was a booming economy where practically everyone had a job. It was a time where 30% placement fees flowed like the force. We thought that this hot candidate market would last until the end of time.
It led to a lot of recruiting laziness, which became all too evident when we realized we were wrong about that market. The dark times, The Great Recession, swept way the old rules, signaling the end of the candidate market. As unemployment in certain areas climbed into the double digits, we thought the candidate market era was forever lost.