Shark Attacks down, economy seems to be the cause

Shark attacks are down. Seriously they are. Why? Less people are going on vacations where they can get eaten by the big fishes.

I try to see the silver lining in things when possible, I guess this counts! Anybody else have anything to report on the economy that is positive? Please throw it in here.

I also heard condom sales are up significantly, but that is a story for a different day (or format)......

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Comment by Dan Nuroo on February 23, 2009 at 5:44pm

Comment by Dan Nuroo on February 23, 2009 at 5:45pm
Hey Julia,

I love the silver lining... I had to reward with the Lucky Platypus... thanks for this....
Comment by Dan Nuroo on February 23, 2009 at 5:46pm
this will explain why... click here
Comment by Julia Stone on February 23, 2009 at 5:52pm
thanks Dan, um what do Platypuses say? Quack quack? Or is it platypi?
Comment by Steve Levy on February 23, 2009 at 8:40pm
Love it J-Stone! I'm going to have to research this and get back to you tomorrow.
Comment by Steve Levy on February 24, 2009 at 7:17am
Comment by Mike Gionta on February 26, 2009 at 10:37am
This is my 3rd recession. The good news in these is that many of those recruiters who give our industry a bad name tend to exit very quickly in times like these. As a matter of fact about 50-60% of recruiters do leave in tough times. What's the good news? Your competition is evaporating leaving more opportunities for you to work on.

When we come out of this, those survivors can make millions! One theme I am telling my recruiting firm owner clients, is measure your metrics and execute to daily activity numbers. Stop focusing on placements and execute..

Mike Gionta
Comment by Maureen Sharib on February 26, 2009 at 10:48am
Mike, if you had to say, what % has already left? I'd peg it at abt 30%.
Comment by Mike Gionta on February 26, 2009 at 11:25am
Great question Maureen, If I had to guess, I think you are in the ballpark...

Mike Gionta
Comment by Mike Gionta on March 2, 2009 at 2:51pm
Thanks Karen! Great points... Actually, you gave some great qualifying questions for those that seek to invest in training in this economy. 1) What has your experience been in a recession? 2) What did you do that specifically works? 3) How many recessions have you been through?

Those are a very good start Karen!

Mike Gionta


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