Preface

The job market is going through a dramatic change. If you have been involved with the recruitment of professional employees over the past five decades, you might have seen it coming. Hiring employees with the mutual expectation of a long term commitment is becoming a thing of the past. Engaging professionals for either specific, project-related activities or specific functions is becoming a trend.

In the '60s and '70s, a prospective employee who worked for more than two employers in the preceding ten years was suspect. Where was his or her loyalty? Why wasn’t the individual following in the footsteps of his or her parents, proudly receiving their 30, 40 or 50 year recognition pins?

During the latter part of the last century and ...

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