Every year on this day after Labor Day I comment on the launch of the new business year.  In many respects the rhythm of business activity begins today as we are all renewed thanks to summer vacations and recharging of batteries, and are ready for a final push to close the books on 2014 and begin, in earnest, to plan for the next calendar year. 

It is also a good time to take stock of hiring trends and contemplate organizational needs to maximize performance or, for professionals themselves, to assess one’s own career status.  This new business year begins with an increasingly frothy recruiting environment. The buyer’s market that followed the great recession has given way to active hiring across the board, and I expect that this year, and clear through 2015, will continue a robust recruiting trend. 

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