Wow what a difference 10 years makes.
10 years ago, most of my blog posts were about how to survive the Great Recession. Those blog posts include advice from my Grandfather and how he survived the Great Depression, which is still an interesting read. They also included how difficult it was for me to talk to friends on the kid’s school playground about their layoffs but, times have changed and for the best!
Right now, unemployment rates are crazy low -- Los Angeles, CA is at a 4.4. Orange County, CA is at a 2.4 and Tampa Bay FL area at 3.3. Times are good and shockingly some of our clients are still very conservative with salaries and pulling the trigger with hiring. They learned a big lesson and a good one from the past, but we do caution them on taking too much time and offering too little money. Good people are getting hired quickly and if our client finds someone they want to hire, it’s like the crazy housing market, you need to jump on it and make an offer! A start date can always be contingent on background checks and references so if someone is that great fit – make the offer!
The grass is greener right now – go for it.
*Amazing lawn care and photo credit go to Holden McLeod