We all are familiar with the concept of buying local in order to help the local economy, but I’m not so sure we all agree on the definition of “local.”
I have yet to win the California Lottery, since I’ve only bought three or four tickets over its lifetime. I just never believed it made sense to spend hard-earned money on something with such incredibly poor odds. I would rather put my resources to work in a way that gives me some control and that means taking positive steps to build a successful business.
I had two goals in mind when I made the decision a number of years ago to enter the recruiting business.
By nature I’m a skeptic, in part because of my Irish gene pool. My family could tell you what was wrong with everything and at times in my life I could find a problem with anything and everything.
A couple of months ago, I postulated the theory that our difficulties in hiring the right people may emanate in part from the failure to recognize and adapt to the vagaries of supply and demand. Well here’s another theory to ponder and by the way I hesitate to call it a fact only because as I heard Charlton Heston comment one day that “I might want to reserve for myself the right to be wrong.”
One of the theories I’ve heard for most of my adult life is that our area suffers from lack of a well educated and skilled workforce.