Noted & Quoted: Hiring Trends 2017

Peter recently connected with Joy Jorday for her cover story in Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine: Hiring Trends 2017 (original pdf)

Here are a few excerpts:

“It can be hard to get your foot in the door of an office environment with good benefits if you are an entry-level college educated jobseeker on Cape,” says Peter MacDonald, Risk Advisor at Murray & MacDonald Insurance. “Developing specific talents or communicating notable achievements will help set you apart. At the same time, employers say it is hard to find good entry-level help, especially with rising wages. I think that if management can set up a plan for success and a job seeker is willing to have an ownership attitude, there is a lot of opportunity for both employer and employee.” (34)

Retention is key: We asked local human resources experts about the key elements to retaining quality employees – their answers can be adapted to almost any business. Peter MacDonald: “Do what is right. Stand by your word. Have fun. Make the workplace enjoyable.” (40)

“Everyone knows Cape Cod presents specific challenges for both employer and employee. If you want to live and work on Cape Cod, focus on what makes Cape Cod unique. And get creative.” (41)

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