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March 7, 2013
Our February Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a .20 percent increase during the month, following a decrease of 2.37 percent in small business hiring in January. In comparison, ADP’s February jobs survey demonstrated that the private sector added 198,000 jobs, exceeding analysts’ estimates of 170,000 jobs, but falling short of January’s tally, which was revised upward to 215,000 added jobs.



February 4, 2013
Our January Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 2.37 percent decrease during the month, following a decrease of 0.39 percent in small business hiring in December. Although the SBEI showed a reduction, the index saw its lowest seasonal decline in the month of January in two years.



January 4, 2013
Our December Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 0.39 percent increase during December, following a decrease of 0.82 percent in small business hiring in November. The SBEI’s increase in small business hiring coincides with ADP’s December jobs survey, which revealed that the private sector added 215,000 jobs, significantly exceeding analysts’ estimates of 140,000 jobs and surpassing November’s revised tally of 148,000 added jobs.



December 7, 2012
The November CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 0.82 percent increase during November, following a decrease of 0.89 percent in small business hiring in October. The SBEI’s slight increase in small business hiring corresponds with ADP’s November jobs survey, which revealed that the private sector added 118,000 jobs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, however still came up short compared to October’s revised tally of 157,000 added jobs.



November 28, 2012
The social media phenomenon as part of the job search process is accelerating day-by-day. Looking back at my 20 years in the executive search business, there has never been a more profound influence on recruiting and job search than social media.



November 2, 2012
Our October Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 0.89 percent decrease during October, following a decrease of 2.55 percent in small business hiring in September. Although the actual SBEI metric shows a decline of 0.



October 4, 2012
Our September Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 2.55 percent decrease during September, following an increase of 1.15 percent in small business hiring in August. Additionally, this reduction registers higher than previous September shifts we’ve tracked.



September 12, 2012
With the completion of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the approaching presidential debates, many Americans will soon be deciding which candidate will get their vote in November. Our firm is engaged to help organizations hire top leaders; therefore, when I look at the 2012 presidential election between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, I compare it to the job interview process of hiring a CEO.



August 2, 2012
Our July Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has recently been released and the findings show a slight drop in employment for small businesses. The July SBEI decreased by 1.57 percent, following an increase of 1.38 percent in small business hiring in June.



July 5, 2012
Our June Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) was just released and the findings show solid growth in employment for small businesses. The June SBEI increased by 1.38 percent, following an increase of 1.34 percent in small business hiring in May. The positive number represents three consecutive months of positive employment growth in the small business sector.



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