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If the Pope can give notice, so can you…

Written on February 14, 2013

This past Monday, we all learned that Pope Benedict will resign as the 265th Pope in the Catholic Church at the end of February.  Telling you that it’s rare for a Pope to resign would be an understatement as the last time this happened was in 1415.   Now health concerns and age are attributed to […]

 

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Opportunities for Staffing in ACA

Written on February 7, 2013

Everyone, across all industries, has been talking about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for well over a year now.  Whether you are for or against this legislation, it is now law and we will all spend significant time preparing our businesses for the many new rules, regulations, and reporting standards.  Cost and […]

 

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Value in the “Permission to Present”

Written on January 24, 2013

For those of you in the Staffing Industry, you know what I’m referring to when it comes to “Permission to Present”.  At Morton Consulting, we define this as clear permission to represent a candidate for a specific position at a specific customer.  We’ve seen “Permission to Present” really take off with our clients, especially in […]

 

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Our Partners

Written on July 12, 2012

When talking about customers at Morton Consulting, we are not just referring to the many businesses and government entities that we serve.  Our “customers” also include the highly talented — and often hard to find — candidates who will hopefully become employees or consultants down the road and thus part of the Morton team.  When Mark first […]

 

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Candidates in Today’s IT Market

Written on June 27, 2012

A few months ago, Richmond, VA was ranked by Dice as the 2nd fastest growing city for technology jobs. It is crazy to think that little ol’ Richmond holds one of the country’s most booming IT industries! However, this should come as no big surprise as the World’s largest IT industry is just two hours […]

 

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Impacts on IT Supply and Demand

Written on June 13, 2012

Morton Consulting and the staffing industry have seen a significant change in the marketplace over the past six months.  Despite being in the midst of a sluggish economy, demand for staffing services has remained consistent, perhaps even a bit higher, in comparison to last year.  There are a number of factors that impact the IT […]

 

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Are you innovative?

Written on June 5, 2012

Two weeks ago Mark Morton, President and CEO of Morton Consulting, was invited to Northrop Grumman to kick off their Lunch and Learn series. Mark decided to discuss the importance of being innovative in the workplace as well as in your life. He had an intriguing presentation that allowed the audience to associate real life […]

 

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Top 3 Reasons to use a Staffing Firm

Written on May 30, 2012

Whether seeking to deliver talent for a critical project or to find a dedicated, long-term employee, partnering with a staffing firm like Morton Consulting can provide tremendous value to your organization. Here are the top 3 benefits to leveraging the services of such a firm: Cost-Effective Solutions: A staffing firm reduces hidden hiring costs, from […]

 

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The Power of Persistence

Written on May 15, 2012

So, over the weekend, my dog got loose while at my Mom’s on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, this happens fairly often but she’s typically only gone for a few hours until she’s worn herself out. This time, on the other hand, she was gone for two days. TWO DAYS! Persistence brought her back to me. All […]

 

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Research for a Job Interview

Written on May 9, 2012

One of the most important aspects of your job search is research. No, I’m not saying you need to do a 25 page research paper. However, you should thoroughly research the company you’re interviewing with so you’re knowledgeable on the business and their industry.  This will help you respond seamlessly to questions about the company […]

 

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