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Merry Christmas from Schaffer Associates

In the early days of 2018, our industry knew the year ahead would be one of opportunity and challenge.  We anticipated an economy that would continue to strengthen, and strengthen it did.  It helped grow our industry in 2018 in ways we haven’t seen since before the Great Recession.  But this runaway-train economy also brought less available talent, more empty

Ghosting:  Don’t Let It Happen To You

We’ve talked at length in recent months about all the positives that come out of the roaring economy we are experiencing.  Simply stated, the fact that there are more jobs available than people to fill them is great for our businesses, our industry, and the economy at large.  But this “candidate-driven” job market is also producing a frustrating and negative

Why We Are Thankful

President Abraham Lincoln set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving in a proclamation he issued in October of 1863. It’s important to note that at the time of the proclamation, the country was in the middle of the Civil War, which had ravaged the country with death and destruction. These were the darkest days in America’s young history.

The Recession is History – Compensate Accordingly

As we move closer and closer to the end of the year, our industry is reaping the benefits of the strongest economy in some of our lifetimes.  Unemployment is at historically low levels, consumer confidence is high, people are building, and companies are expanding.  For the first time in recent memory, there are more open jobs than there are workers

Weathering Florence and Rebuilding in Her Aftermath

Here in the Carolinas, where Schaffer Associates is headquartered, we are beginning to feel the impacts of Hurricane Florence.  Those on the coast are already under the gun and are expecting a “once in a lifetime” storm with potentially devastating results.  And while the storm’s exact path is still unknown, those of us inland are bracing for incredibly high amounts