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You’ve Got to Fight, For Your Right, to Hire ….. 2023.


CFO who has gone through the Financial Crisis and Covid reads news headlines.

Tells CEO we need to shut hiring down. Armageddon is upon us. I just read a headline about the recession. And inflation.

And look at all the layoffs in Tech.

Functional VPs plead their case to the CEO.

I understand the hiring freeze. Makes total sense. I agree with you.

But we’re making record profits. And I can’t survive without these 8 hires …. I need to hit my numbers if I’m going to make my bonus.

You’ve got to fight for your right, to hire in 2023.

Nothing makes sense.

Profits are higher than ever.

But many companies are freezing hires.

We’ve never had so many interviews happening with companies who are in hiring freezes.

Functional leaders fighting to fill reqs.

Headlines say headwinds.

The hiring market begs to differ.

Key decisions in business always matter, and the companies who are investing in people, are gaining traction like never before.

Freeze hires or fight the freeze?

I know what the Beastie Boys Circa 1986 would do.

Fighting for our clients here at SCN on a rainy day, 49 degrees.

Make it a great day, everyone!


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Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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