In the ever-evolving economic landscape, certain trends and indicators significantly impact various sectors in business. Recent developments paint an intriguing picture, showcasing both challenges and opportunities for the future of the workforce and how recruiting agencies can help. Let’s delve into three key aspects that our CFO, Larry Dawson, believes are currently shaping the economy. Through his research, while very complex, many seem to agree with him. 1. Recession? Not as Dire as Originally Predicted Amidst apprehensions of an impending recession, recent economic data suggests a different narrative. Contrary to initial forecasts of doom, the recession’s severity has been less than expected. Company decisions were influenced by these predictions and were more prevalent in certain sectors causing downturns and layoffs, but the overall economic landscape has shown resilience.1 For recruiting agencies, this positive outlook on the recession brings hopeful implications. The economic impact may alleviate concerns of a significant decline in hiring activities. However, the importance of adaptability and strategic planning are always crucial factors for success under any economic circumstance. 2. The Pivotal Role of the Recruiting… read more →
Kathy Dawson has reached a remarkable milestone of four decades in the field of recruiting. During these 40 years she has witnessed many changes in the job market and has embraced innovation shifting her strategy to adapt to the digital age we are currently in. Her passion for people and making a difference is what continues to drive her today. Because of her hard work and dedication over these past 40 years, we wanted to surprise Kathy by hearing what her close friends, mentors, business partners, and colleagues had to say about her achievements! The affirmations and recognitions she received recently has been humbling for her and reinforces her belief in the transformative power of meaningful connections. She’s extremely grateful to all those who took time to participate and overwhelmed by the love and support she’s received. Check out Kathy’s video to hear personal thank you. KATHY’S GRATEFUL RESPONSE “Over four decades in the search and staffing industry, I’ve come to understand that success lies in connecting the right talent with the right opportunity. It’s about building relationships, understanding, and… read more →
Welcome to our New Blog. We hope to bring you content that will inspire you and provide up to date information about our business, PEOPLE and JOBS! Our first topic is in honor of World Gratitude Day. Who better to interview than our very own Kathy Dawson. Kathy is Founder and President of Dawson & Dawson. She is our fearless leader, matchmaker, resident “Positive” influencer and best of all, she lives each day filled with Gratitude for all she has, including the team at D&D, her Clients and Everyone in her network. Most refer to her as “Awesome Dawson” and we couldn’t agree more! Here are the takeaways from our interview with Kathy where she shares her tips about how to spread gratitude within her organization and yours. Gratitude in the Workplace As a women owned business owner, I had the opportunity and privilege to build our culture from the ground up. One element that has proven to be incredibly transformative, positive, and empowering is the practice of building a culture of gratitude. As someone who was raised with gratitude,… read more →
President’s Corner “As we commemorate Labor Day, I want to express my deep appreciation for the dedicated and hardworking employees. The efforts of employees inspire us to continue fostering an environment that values collaboration, growth, and well-being for all. We’re proud to play a role in connecting talented individuals with opportunities that help them grow character and skills while helping businesses move forward. On this occasion, we express our gratitude to the workforce that keeps our economy thriving and making the world a better place…one job at a time”. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built”. HOLIDAY HOURS In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed all day Monday, September 4th. We will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday September 5th. FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE International Street Fair in Old Town Orange. More info view here. Newport Beach Labor Day Brunch Cruise. More info visit here. Have a BBQ or picnic at a local park. Here is a list of… read more →
Happy 4th of July! A message from our CEO, Kathy Dawson “As we commemorate this Fourth of July, let us reflect on the remarkable journey of our nation and the enduring principles it stands for. Today, let us celebrate the diversity and ingenuity within our organizations, knowing that it is through collaboration and unity that we can achieve greatness. May this Independence Day ignite our passion to break barriers, create opportunities, and build a brighter future for all. Happy Fourth of July to each and every member of our teams!” Kathy Dawson, Founder & CEO, Dawson & Dawson Staffing We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and partnership. On this special day, we remember the bravery and sacrifice of our founding fathers, and the principles that make our nation strong. Wishing you a joyous Independence Day filled with unity, freedom, and prosperity. From all of us at Team Dawson
While business activity is returning to some semblance of normalcy post-pandemic, finding and retaining top candidates is proving difficult. Check out the conversation that Dawson & Dawson, Inc. CEO, Kathy Dawson, CSP had with leadership, culture, and compensation expert Laura Conover, in which we discuss what senior leadership needs to know and do to thrive in this unprecedented job market. Thank you Michael Ashley who coordinated the conversation and was our host in the video presentation. Click on the LinkedIn Article to read more AND… Check out the VIDEO to listen to the conversation. Here’s the Q&A copy: Q: How would you describe the executive recruiting market in California as of Q2 2021? Kathy: I would describe it as unparalleled. Right now, unemployment is 8.3 percent in Northern California and 6.4 percent in Southern California. (Traditionally, 2.5 to 3.0 percent of people are “unemployable,” so really what we have is just about 3.0 to 5.0 percent of the workforce that is employable, and everybody is trying to recruit them.) It’s definitely a candidate’s market. If you’re an employer, you’ll want to hire… read more →
Anita Nygaard, Founder and President of strategic Human Resources consulting firm CorHR, sits down with Dawson & Dawson CEO, Kathy Dawson to share how she is helping her clients navigate through these unprecedented times. Anita offers 20+ years of experience advising 1000’s of businesses how to create an enjoyable and productive workplace. Her clients enjoy her approach as it shows them to lead with confidence. We encourage you to watch this conversation and reach out to Anita to create an HR plan for your business. https://corhr.com/ Meanwhile, here is some timely information she wanted us to share with you. (She’s just a giver like that!)
We all understand the importance of great communication at work and we’ve most likely come in contact with all types of communicators. In fact, we probably remember some stand out people who are great or not-so-great at it. Have you ever wondered what makes some people better at it than others? Is it a natural born talent? Or can it be learned and improved? Can you adjust your communication to make it better for everyone? Here are some tips to help you communicate better: Be sincere – Nothing is more effective than being sincere when you communicate, and nothing is more important. Being sincere is felt by the person you’re speaking with. You could say all the right words, but if it’s not sincere, your message will not have the impact you were looking for. Be consistent – Consistency will show that you are reliable and will build trust with others. Be Open-Minded – True communication often involves meeting others halfway. You should be learning from others, not just talking at them. It should be a two-way conversation. Truly Listen… read more →
Although many of us can’t leave work to celebrate the holidays, just yet, there are still many ways to bring fun & festivity into to the office. See how we do it.
Boss’ Day is just around the corner (October 16th), take a peek at what the average leader does in a single day…Now that’s something to appreciate!