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Recruiting in a market with 20+ million unemployed

Sounds like an employer’s dream come true, doesn’t it?  After years of vying for the attention of gainfully employed candidates (and “bidding” for their services), recruiting in a time of mass unemployment should be like shooting fish in a barrel. But it’s not. For all intents and purposes, trying to identify and recruit the very best individuals for key roles

Drafting the Best Player

“With the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft…”  For years, those words echoed in the minds of young men all across America who dreamt of playing professional football one day.  Recently, we saw hundreds of thousands of people turn out in Nashville to witness those words being said at this year’s NFL Draft, as the most talented college players

Design & Construction Week Brings Booming Industry – and snow! – to Vegas

Senior team members from Schaffer Associates attended last week’s Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Las Vegas, along with 100,000 industry professionals and vendors.  The record attendance for both the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) represented one of the most successful DCW efforts in memory and showcased the momentum in our industry today.

Will We See You in Vegas? Join Our Team at IBS and KBIS!

Schaffer Associates looks forward to attending the 6th Annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Las Vegas next week, joining thousands of industry leaders for the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  This year’s gathering will continue to highlight the importance of these two shows to our industry.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity

The “Wage Spiral”: It’s Real and Shouldn’t Be Ignored

We’ve often discussed the promise – and the peril – of an economy that is functioning as ours is now. For the most part, industries across America are doing well. Unemployment is historically low. Consumer confidence is high. Anyone who wants a job can have one. And business is good. But there are certain ripple effects of this runaway-train economy