Category Archives: Firm Managment

Doing the good work.

Today I received my digital Architect magazine and while I was reviewing it, one story hit me like a ton of bricks.  It is no secret; I own a recruiting/staffing agency, not an architectural firm.  What so surprised me about the story was that it hit me where I live, MY small recruiting business. The […]

Robbing Peter…

As the economy slowly starts to correct many of my candidates are realizing and unhappy truth.  Architect salaries are 10% to 20% less than they were a year ago.  This trend was highlighted in the Architect Magazine 2010 salary survey.  Firms of all sizes have been in survival mode, doing whatever they could to stay […]

Reposting: Does Your Firm Have a Jedi Council?

Hello internet.  I have decided to dust off my page and start posting again.  I have been away, growing my business, but my blog has always been an important piece of David Brown Recruiting so it is time to start again. To re-start my blog I wanted to post my most popular article to date.  […]

Does Your Firm Have a Jedi Council?

Definition: The Jedi Council was a group of twelve wise and powerful Jedi Masters elected to guide the Jedi Order. I admit it.  I love Star Wars.  Well, at least the first three movies.  These movies had a strange and powerful influence over the boy I was in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  For […]

Robbing Peter…

Architect Magazine released their 2010 salary survey last week and as you can imagine 2009 was not a good year for the architecture industry. Firms of all sizes were in survival mode, doing what ever they could to stay afloat. No surprising, the most widely used tool was the lay-off. In fact, the Architect Magazine […]

The Most Important Work You Do

“Fortunes are NOT made in the boom times….That is merely the collection period. Fortunes are made in depressions or lean times when the wise man overhauls his mind, his methods, his resources, and gets in training for the race to come.” – George Wood Bacon Part of my daily routine involves an hour of self […]

Why Your Firm Should Stop Interviewing Today! (and never do it again)

With many firms holding off on hiring until the new budget year now is a great time to review your firm’s interviewing process. In fact, your firm should stop interviewing all together. The interview is no longer the most effective way to evaluate potential hires. As the economy recovers firms must quickly meet client’s needs. […]

Social Media’s Impact on Your Firm’s Bottom Line

Social media, it seems to be everywhere these days.  More than likely you are using it to stay connected with friends and family, post pictures of your vacation and organize your class reunion.  So why does your firm need to be a part of social media and how could it possibly benefit your firms bottom […]