About Michael Lazrus

Michael Lazrus has over 25 years of expereince in the recruiting industry for IT, Creative and Engineering.
31 01, 2017

Working Millennials A New Perspective: Part 1

By |2019-08-27T03:43:09-04:00January 31st, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Millennials in the Workforce 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 [...]

19 01, 2017

Care and Feeding In the Employment Line – Part 4

By |2019-01-23T04:01:23-04:00January 19th, 2017|Staffing Articles|

Employers Separating Themselves from the Pack in Recruiting 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 [...]

6 12, 2016

Care and Feeding In the Employment Line – Part 3

By |2019-08-22T03:58:41-04:00December 6th, 2016|Recruiting Process|

Finding and Hiring the Best Employees 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 [...]

22 09, 2016

Care and Feeding In the Employment Line – Part 2

By |2019-08-22T03:52:33-04:00September 22nd, 2016|Recruiting Process|

Preparing to Move on in your Career Second in a four part series... How to Nurture Yourself Into Your Next Position 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) are part of a communal process and [...]

8 09, 2016

Care and Feeding in the Employment Line – Part 1

By |2019-01-25T12:00:32-04:00September 8th, 2016|Recruiting Process|

The Complicated Relationships within your Job First in a four part series... The processes of seeking a job or finding the ideal employee are as complex as any relationship. Like most relationships, this one needs to be nurtured, cared for and fed. In many ways similar to entering a new relationship, whether a new life [...]

18 08, 2016

55th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

By |2019-08-27T03:57:27-04:00August 18th, 2016|Just for Fun|

Annual Folk Festival is Tradition This week the Philadelphia Folksong Society presents the 55th Annual Folk Festival at the Old Poole Farm in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. One of the largest and oldest running musical events in the United States. “Fest” is much more that a concert to a great many of dedicated attendees. This will be [...]

11 08, 2016

Utility of a Staffing Agency in a Networking World

By |2019-08-27T03:13:00-04:00August 11th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

It's Who You Know Current wisdom teaches us that ‘Networking’, or word-of-mouth, is the most effective way to land the right job. A plethora of avenues for networking have blossomed in response to this paradigm. Meet-ups, conferences, formal and informal job fairs, networking events, Chamber of Commerce meetings, User Groups, a variety of specialty or [...]

28 06, 2016

The Interview Façade – How to Improve Your Hiring Acumen

By |2019-01-25T15:45:13-04:00June 28th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

Start with Cleaning up your Job Description Most job descriptions, as you have probably discovered, are not useful. Job descriptions are often crafted by a Human Resources professional or operational person who knows little about the position or the hiring manger’s needs.  Hiring managers and their firms rely on these to describe the job and [...]

24 06, 2016

Is Interviewing Obsolete?

By |2019-08-21T04:22:08-04:00June 24th, 2016|Interviews|

The Tired Task of Interviewing Yes. Interviews are a well-rehearsed stage show. Candidates and Recruiters alike are fully aware of this. Candidates prepare themselves, research the company, even collecting real interview questions from sites like Glassdoor. Armed with data, dressed up nice, prepared with a list of questions they really don’t care about but are [...]

8 06, 2016

The Real Life of a Staffing Agency Recruiter

By |2019-08-27T02:52:50-04:00June 8th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

The Hard Lessons in Recruiting I still remember my first placement – a day-shift Computer Operator at a large Insurance Company – He worked the graveyard at a major Telecommunications Company for $25,000 a year and told me he was quitting his night job and taking mine to a) get out of the city and [...]