Recruiting quality, experienced people: It's the No. 1 issue facing the CPA and IT clients we coach.There is a "science" to recruiting, a series of tasks that, when done, usually will produce some candidates. These tasks include defining the duties, skills and compensation for each new hire, identifying sources for finding candidates, and agreeing on who will be involved in screening and how you will make your offer.

Unfortunately, in this tight labor market, you may find that simple science isn't producing the caliber of candidates you'd like, or allowing your firm to "win" and hire the brightest when the dust settles.

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