Quarterly Analysis


Miles’ Letter Q-2 2019

Posted by Date Posted: April 04, 2019 Posted in Quarterly Analysis

Posted by Jim Miles, Director – Engineering and Research The Business Cycle – cycle – cycle Based upon the most recent Business Roundtable survey of CEOs, it looks like a self-fulfilling prophecy is going to take hold. Worries about the global economy have infected US business execs to a point that, despite strong order books and…

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Engineered Recession in 2019?

Posted by Date Posted: January 10, 2019 Posted in Quarterly Analysis

Miles’ Letter Q-1 2019 Posted by Jim Miles, Director – Engineering and Research 2019 is off with a thud. I must admit, I could not have imagined that in six weeks the general business sentiment could have gone from one of guarded optimism, with virtually all segments banging away robustly, to the current environment of uncertainty and skepticism. It…

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Miles’ Letter: Q4 2018

Posted by Date Posted: October 04, 2018 Posted in Manufacturing / Automotive,Quarterly Analysis

Posted by Jim Miles, Director – Engineering and Research   Miles’ Letter Q-4 2018 Out With a Bang I have just wrapped up a quick environmental scan of the major market verticals.  I want to thank the roughly 150 technical and business leaders that took time to speak with me to provide this overview.  To summarize the…

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Miles’ Letter: Q3 2018

Posted by Date Posted: August 03, 2018 Posted in Manufacturing / Automotive,Quarterly Analysis

Posted by Jim Miles, Director – Engineering and Research   Miles’ Letter Q3 – 2018 We are reminded of what is reported to be an ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times” (first reported to the British Parliament in 1836 by diplomats returning from China). With the current administration seeming to be intent on…

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From the Energy Desk: 2017 Postings Analysis – Energy Industry Legal Roles

Posted by Date Posted: April 04, 2018 Posted in Client Resources,Energy Industry,Quarterly Analysis

        2017 Postings Analysis: Energy Industry Legal Roles As the only search group in the country devoted exclusively to in-house legal positions in the energy industry, we’re in a unique position to share insight from the expertise we’ve gained and cultivated over the last 15 years. One area where we can offer…

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Staffing Cents: Q1-2017

Posted by Date Posted: March 29, 2017 Posted in Client Resources,Manufacturing / Automotive,Quarterly Analysis

Staffing Cents is a quarterly newsletter that provides insights into the current candidate market and provides tip and tricks for employers to successfully navigate that environment. What do networking and banking have in common? Networking is a trendy topic. In fact, a simple google search for “networking best practices” yielded 7.5 million results for the…

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From the Energy Desk: 2016 Postings Analysis – Energy Industry Legal Roles

Posted by Date Posted: January 17, 2017 Posted in Client Resources,Energy Industry,Quarterly Analysis,Uncategorized

As boutique recruiters with a unique and specialized niche, in-house legal positions in the energy industry, we have insight from many perspectives. One of the things we track is hiring trends for legal roles in our industry. We diligently track postings by practice area and level. To download a printable version of this post, please…

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