Richard Birgel

November 18, 2021

Job Hunts for the Holidays

Job hunting during the holidays can feel like a let down. Some companies are looking for people to start in the new year. Other firms seem like they are browsing for talented employees like LinkedIn and other job boards are a store. Many companies are simply avoiding the hiring question until after the new year starts. As a job seeker, this should not be a discouraging time for you. The holidays can actually give you […]
November 11, 2021

Hiring During the Great Resignation

Hiring during the Great Resignation has presented recruiters across the real estate industry with a new challenge. It has highlighted the importance of hiring the right candidate. Employees have also become aware for many more roles throughout the industry. If you are looking for ideas to improve your hiring during the Great Resignation, we have a few suggestions. Expand your hiring pipeline Expanding your hiring pipeline is a great way to find the right candidate […]
November 4, 2021

Apartment Rent Surge Slows

Throughout most of 2021, apartment leasing and rents surged as pent-up demand caused by the pandemic exploded onto the market. However, the rental rate growth has slowed considerably, signaling that the market may have stabilized. The national rent index from Apartment List showed rent growth of 0.8% from September to October. This was the slowest rate of growth since February 2021. In any other year, a growth rate of 0.8% is a typical rate for […]
October 27, 2021

Multifamily Hiring Challenges

A new survey shows that hiring, staffing and recruitment are one of the biggest challenges facing multifamily real estate. Most respondents rated attracting new team members, training new staff and reducing turnover as their biggest obstacles within Human Resources. This shows how critical hiring and employee retention are for multifamily real estate operators. “The inability to backfill positions and the influx of inexperienced new hires that require training mean that teams have to do more […]
October 26, 2021

How to Find a New Job

Finding a new job is stressful and can make you very anxious. But whether you are starting your search for a new job while still employed or have quit and are now looking, the process is the same. As recruiters, we always recommend that people find a new position while still employed. However, 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, the highest monthly total since they started tracking in 2000. As someone considering their […]
October 8, 2021

Hiring the Right Recruiter

Working with a recruiter can remove the most difficult part of the hiring process from your plate. However, choosing the right recruiter is essential. Recruiters expedite the hiring process by presenting you with qualified candidates, but the recruiter you choose will change which candidates you see. To find the right recruiter for your business, you have to consider their specialization, reach and approach to hiring. This blend will provide your business with the right candidates […]
September 30, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Payments Are Getting Out

$2.3 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance payments were made to households throughout the US in August. These payments were sent to 420,000 households, a significant increase from July.
September 23, 2021

Hiring Algorithms Reject Great Candidates

If your hiring process includes using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the algorithm might be rejecting great candidates for your role. A recent survey by the Harvard Business School and Accenture highlighted the problem for both high-skilled and medium skilled candidates. 88% of high-skilled candidates were rejected because they did not exactly match the hiring criteria. And 94% of middle-skilled candidates were rejected. Below are a few suggestions on how to improve your hiring process […]
September 17, 2021

Ways to Get out of a Career Rut

Career ruts can happen at any point in your professional life. Finding ways to re-energize yourself can help you reengage at work. We have three ideas to help you get out of your career rut and into job satisfaction.