BlueSky Blog

BlueSky Blog

Our Blog delivers unique and helpful content created by members of the BlueSky team. Check back each week to find something new!

  • Can you avoid distractions?

    One of the most challenging things in my work is avoiding distractions.  I need to write, answer emails, talk to clients, and in-between somehow get everything else done…and yet I still find myself getting absorbed in random, unproductive activities.  Facebook, the great ‘time sink’, is just one example of the myriad distractions available to us in this modern age. The key

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  • Technology Moves Us Forward But People Lead the Way

    When Jeff Stout first started talking to clients and candidates about BlueSky back in 2006, many of the people he called were using those quaint devices that we’ve come to know as “flip phones” and “slider phones.” The concept of “smart” phones was still largely a dream. In fact, the birth of first iPhone was a year away, and Siri

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  • Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick: Can You Make Your Hiring Process More Agile?

    In a previous article we talked with BlueSky’s Jeff Stout and Jeff Lombardo about how to win in a candidate-driven market. This aptly named “War for Talent” represents a significant challenge for any organization looking to hire the best and the brightest. Recently we circled back with the two Jeffs and revisited the issue in hopes of getting some additional

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  • BlueSky POV: The Job Market in 2016

    Last week we cornered BlueSky’s Jeff duo—Jeff Stout and Jeff Lombardo—to get their take on how the job market will shape up for 2016. The conversation produced some interesting insights for both employers and candidates.

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  • Smile

    One of the most powerful things you can do in the world is also one of the most simple: To Smile! When you smile at another person you immediately trigger a ‘smile response’. This response is an evolutionary adaptation that, in the wild, indicated an ‘I like you’ feeling in both parties. When you smile you feel good, and when

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  • Our Own Nik Healy Leads Junior Olympians!

    You may recall that our very own Search Consultant, Nik Healy, spends his free time coaching at the Trojan Water Polo Club in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Nik is a seasoned water polo player and has coached at the Trojan Water Polo Club ever since graduating from USC in 2005 where he won two national championships (2003

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