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Featured Candidates & Positions

March 2019

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It is difficult for us to forecast the changes that will impact our industry. Recruitment, as well as all other industries, are influenced by three major factors: economy, technology, and population demographics. As we've said before, it is easy to remain focused on your inner operations, however it is important to stay aware of the much larger forces that ultimately control the strings of your industry. For this month's newsletter, we dive into the influential factors on the recruiting industry and the changes we might see in next few years. But first, see our featured candidates and positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Plant Controller USA

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A CPA with a record of success in public and privately held manufacturing and distribution corporations. Accomplished in leading major projects, including MFG, SAP, SOX and System QAD implementation and upgrade for several companies with multibillion operational cost and revenue. Skillfully managed Accounts Receivable, credit, & cash flows, enhanced processes & procedures to save cost, minimize time, & reduce waste. Successfully improved inventory record accuracy. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102.

Automotive Quality Director China

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A Chinese National candidate with US Reporting experience to the VP Quality Corporate in the US and dotted line to the Business Head in Shanghai. Tasked to create a regional quality organization and provide functional leadership for 15+ regional manufacturing and staff sites in India, Thailand, China, Philippines and South Korea to support continual growth in the region. Led operations to achieve a 75% improvement in customer quality performance. Exceeded corporate quality performance benchmark. Launched a balanced scorecard process to drive individual and mutual accountabilities in KPIs that has been adopted across the organization. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Director of Sales, Automotive Aftermarket North America Retail

Our client is a $13 Billion globally respected leader in the Automotive OEM, OE and Aftermarket industries. In this role you would be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with existing customers and building relationships with new customers thereby leading to profitable growth in their U.S. & Canadian Retail Aftermarket business. In this role, you will be accountable for leading strategy, delivering profitable top-line growth and managing operations in this Ohio based facility. You will lead a team of sales professionals as well as inside sales and customer service. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 103 for more information.

Plant Manager Mexico, Diecasting Experience

In this role, you will lead a manufacturing team that is producing products for FCA, Ford, and GM. This is a integral facility to our client's growing global footprint. The facility is in need of an experienced Plant Manager that has strong diecasting and leadership experience. You will lead aspects of the operations including production, engineering, quality, materials, etc. You will report to the COO of this organization, which is widely known as the global leader in its product and technology area. Candidates with die-casted components experience please apply. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102.

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Forecasting Change: The Greatest Influences on the Recruiting Industry

The recruiting industry is a fast-moving and fast-changing industry. We are constantly chasing the latest trends to stay competitive - from the latest technology, to altering the way we engage with candidates, to the evolving interview process. While remaining aware of the the best resources within the industry is important, these are still just reactions to the bigger shifts going on in the world.

It is important to take a step back and realize what is causing the trends we see within our industry. This helps us to see more long term and be better prepared for oncoming changes. From inside the industry, we see three major influences on recruitment. They are economy, technology and population demographics.


The economy is currently booming which leads to exceptionally high employment rates. Today in the United States, the employment rate is the highest it has been since the 1960's (Jobvite). Production is up so workers are in demand and this makes it a candidate's market. This requires a specific style of recruiting where hiring costs and the amount of time it takes to hire are high. In a candidate's market, the quality and retention of employees are the priority.

Knowing how the economy affects the job market, and ultimately recruitment, means that a shift in the economy creates a shift in recruitment. Poor economic times with high unemployment bring about a very different recruitment style and so being aware of the signs of the state of the economy is important for recruiters.


Advancement in technology has a major effect on the labor market. Think about when Henry Ford developed the assembly line, and the affect this has had on not only manufacturing as a whole, but on the labour demands as a result of increased productivity and thus recruitment. In today's world, there is a major discussion on A.I. and the influence this has on not only the amount of jobs this will create and take away, but also the type of jobs we will see opening up.

Technology continues to advance and this means it is difficult to guess what types of jobs will be in demand in the future and what type of skills will be necessary. For recruiters, this means we must be able to adapt. We must be flexible and keep an open mind when it comes to new technology and the new roles that are being created because of it.


In 2018, there were more job openings than there were people to fill them in the United States (Jobvite). Our population is also aging. By 2030, all baby boomers will be at retirement age and there will be more older people than children for the first time in U.S. history ( To some degree, these numbers will be offset by immigration. This will have a significant impact on job openings, competition for workers, and recruitment as a whole.

It is difficult to guess what kind of changes we will see in these three areas, even in the near future. It becomes even more difficult to guess when you realize how these three areas also influence each other. However, keeping your finger on the pulse as a recruiter can only benefit you and your business.


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