Who’s in Charge of this Mess?

candidates and clients playing tug of war

For January’s newsletter, I was asked for words of wisdom on employment market trends heading into 2024. Referencing a variety of reliable sources, all saying different things, I was able to project that 2024 is going to be another unpredictable year where no one knows what is going to happen until it happens. So, no point worrying…

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5 Talent Retention Strategies That Work

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Securing your dream employee is only the beginning. Now that job hopping has become the norm, the real challenge lies in keeping top talent engaged, fulfilled, and loyal. Through conversations with candidates at High Country, we have found that the most common reasons for employee dissatisfaction include micromanagement, stagnation, and underappreciation. Target these issues head…

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10 Tips for Navigating Career Transitions

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Deciding to make a change in your career can be scary, overwhelming, and full of unknowns. Understanding how to navigate the process can transform your search into a more empowering, manageable, and rewarding journey. Here are 10 essential tips to help you navigate your career transition successfully: 1. Assess Your Skills and Interests Whether you…

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2024 Insights, Open House, and More!

I just received an email asking if I had any newsletter worthy words of wisdom/potential thoughts on the markets and trends as we head into 2024. Ironically, the email prior to that request contained an article looking at where the markets are heading in 2024. The article was by an economist who was shouting out loud “the…

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5 Reasons to Partner with a Recruiter in 2024

In the changing landscape of the job market, the role of a skilled recruiter extends beyond simply filling job vacancies. As we step into 2024, let’s dive into why partnering with a recruiter at High Country Search Group can help reshape your approach to both recruitment and career growth. 1. Access to Top Talent We…

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Shifting Tides in Software Engineering Work Preferences

In the last 3 months I have completed an extremely detailed, comprehensive analysis on software engineers and their desire to work remotely VS in office … Here’s what I’ve found: (Disclaimer*** by “extremely detailed and comprehensive”, I mean I just talked to a whooooooooole bunch of developers like usual and I made some casual observations)…

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Festive Reflections: Embracing Growth and Gratitude

This is my favorite time of year. As I write this, my family is at the airport on our way to visit my brother and his family, marking the beginning of the holiday season – a time for relaxation and reflection. And in the business of recruiting, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas (Hannukah for…

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Elevate Your Career with Networking

High country headquarters

Here we are already in Q4. I realize this is an external facing newsletter and our clients and candidates most likely aren’t all that interested in what recruiters are thinking about when it comes to how we are doing our jobs. Yet… in reality, our reality is actually pretty much the same as our clients…

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The Art of Efficiency: The Secret to a More Productive Workday

The Neighborhood Kid Imagine you have invited the neighborhood kid over to work in your yard. He starts by trimming the bushes. After reaching the third bush, he notices the flowerbed at its base is being taken over by weeds. He puts on his gloves and starts pulling. While working his way through the weeds,…

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