Periodic Potpourri, No. 2

August has almost ended (and I was just getting ready for it to start!). The economy seems to be improving a bit, and hopefully more jobs will be created as we enter fall and winter. If you are interested in seeing what other recruiters are facing today, want to know how many requisitions they are dealing with, or are just curious about how recruiting functions are dealing with the issues of the day, you’ll want to take part in the short survey below. This is the second one we have done in the past 18 months, and I will report the results to all of you here in this column over the next couple of weeks. Because this is a repeat survey, we will have comparison data so we can see what has changed. In order to make it easy for you to complete, I have put the survey on the web. You can access it by simply clicking on this link or by typing the following into your browsers: It should only take five minutes of your time to complete and will give all of us a more complete picture of what’s happening out there. I will summarize and report on your answers to these survey questions over the next two weeks, and many of the questions will become topics for columns that will explore the issues in more depth. If you have ideas for articles, I am always open to suggestions. Just send me an email at If you think your recruiting function has done something different, faster, cheaper, or more efficiently than usual, let me know as well. Thanks.

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Kevin Wheeler is a globally known speaker, author, futurist, and consultant in talent management, human capital acquisition and learning & development. He has founded a number of organizations including the Future of Talent Institute, Global Learning Resources, Inc. and the Australasian Talent Conference, Ltd. He hosts Future of Talent Retreats in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. He writes frequently on LinkedIn, is a columnist for, keynotes, and speaks at conferences and events globally, and advises firms on talent strategy. He has authored two books and hundreds of articles and white papers. He has a new book on recruiting that will be out in late summer of 2016. Prior to his current work, he had a 20+year corporate career in several San Francisco area tech and financial service firms. He has also been on the faculty of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. He can be reached at


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