About Michael Lazrus

Michael Lazrus has over 25 years of expereince in the recruiting industry for IT, Creative and Engineering.
1 03, 2018

Onboarding Millennials

By | 2018-03-06T10:52:04+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Recruiting Process|

Onboarding Millennials Much has been written about the difficulty in attracting and recruiting millennials. Likewise, there are volumes of articles, blogs, books and tweets about perceived difficulties in managing, motivating, retaining - in truth, understanding millennials in the context of a traditional work environment. Millennials experience, like all employees, begins on day one (or sooner) [...]

10 08, 2017

Tough Time For Finding Talent

By | 2018-03-07T15:17:06+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Staffing Articles|

The US Unemployment rate was 4.7% in May according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not taking under-employment or any other factors into mind, the reality is it is HARD for employers to find people. This difficulty is rampant in highly skilled trades like Information Technology, and low -end labor where reports are coming in [...]

20 06, 2017

Recruiting Woes

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:35+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Staffing Articles|

A technical manager I know posted a scathing review on LinkedIn about a competing agency. Apparently, he gets numerous bot emails about how they have the perfect job for him, identifying a specific position they have in mind. Apparently, they are usually way off base, perhaps not even in his field. This post had legs! [...]

9 05, 2017

A Cheesy Column

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:36+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Just for Fun|

I’m a “Foody” … #nomnomnom. I love to eat, love to cook, have a serious relationship with wine. Years ago, I managed a store in Head House Square called The Big Cheese. Much to my now wife’s amusement that’s how I would answer the phone = “Hello, The Big Cheese”.  Many of my employees through [...]

2 05, 2017

It’s All A Matter Of Perspective

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:36+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Friedrich Nietzsche, the pre-eminent Scholar, Philosopher and prolific producer of useful quotes shared “There are no facts, only interpretations.” Armed with this idea I reached out to a large pool of Human Resources professionals to explore their views on recruitment and additionally their relationships with agencies. The same poll shared with executive recruiters revealed some [...]

21 03, 2017

What Are You Worth? Determining Compensation for Professionals

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:37+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Staffing Articles|

Effective May 23rd employers and recruiters in Philadelphia will no longer be allowed to ask prospective employees their current compensation. In January, Mayor Kenney signed into law the Wage Equity Law. The law was enacted to combat wage discrimination against women and minorities, a noble and worthwhile effort and cause. Debate remains as to whether [...]

9 02, 2017

Hiring Millennials A New Perspective – Part 2

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Part two – Retention In part one of the series I postulated that we have mistakenly made numerous false assumptions about the character and motivations of Millennials. Boomers and GenYers have applied our aged paradigms to a generation that they don’t fit.  Recognizing the value, ambition and creativity of Millennials presents challenges in hiring and [...]

31 01, 2017

Working Millennials A New Perspective: Part 1

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Part One - Hiring I’m 57. A Boomer. I not supposed to enjoy or embrace hiring Millennials. We have all read the large volume of blogs, articles, and treatises on why Millennials are not satisfactory employees: Lazy, disloyal, lax work ethic, entitled, self-assured. With close to 40% of the current workforce Millennials and a projected [...]

19 01, 2017

Care and Feeding In the Employment Line – Part 4

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Staffing Articles|

The Employer – Managing Your Reputation. In Part 1 of our “Primer” we laid out that the various parties involved in the hiring process (Job-Seeker; Hiring Manager; Human Resources/Legal; Senior Management; Friends and Family) are part of a communal process and that each has responsibilities to ensure that a healthy and happy match is hatched. Part [...]

6 12, 2016

Care and Feeding In the Employment Line – Part 3

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:39+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Recruiting Process|

How to Attract and Hire The Best Employees In Part one of our “Primer” we laid out that the various parties involved in the hiring process (Job-Seeker; Hiring Manager; Human Resources/Legal; Senior Management; Friends and Family) who are part of a communal process and that each has responsibilities to insure that a healthy and happy [...]