Monday, October 05, 2009

NDT Founder/President named one of Top 10 Women Recruitment Specialists

October 2009

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder & President of New Dimensions in Technology, Inc. (NDT) has been named as one of Women's Business Boston "Top 10 Women Recruitment Specialists".


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Searching for tech employees even as unemployment rises

Companies today who need to hire are in, paradoxically, a very difficult position. They are receiving far too many resumes for their open positions which makes it much harder to "find and discover" Mr./Ms. Right candidate.

Whereas a single posting one year ago may have solicited 100 resumes, today a similar posting will bring in 500 or more resumes. Because of this huge volume, companies are wise and prudent to rely on other mechanisms. Employee referrals and social networking sites are actively being utilized. However, even in today's marketplace, competition for "exceptional" candidates with specific up-to-date skill sets is intense.

NDT is well qualified to now add value for these HARD to FIND exceptional candidates. We have personal relationships with the people we represent. Our mission is not only to find the "right" candidate with the exact technical skill set...but to add value by finding the "right" person who understands our clients' business and company culture.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Friday, June 05, 2009

2009 MassTLC Spring Meeting: "The Future of Software & the Internet unConference"

NDT Founder/President, Beverly A. Kahn, is attending the MassTLC Spring meeting today:

MassTLC Description:
"We are entering a period of profound change in the technology industry. What will the software industry and Internet look like in three, five, 10 years? And how will customer demands and business trends drive changes in software products, how they're developed, and the industry that provides them? Join fellow thought-leaders for a day of participant-generated dialogue about the future of software and the Internet. If innovation is the wildcard that will bring us out of the economic downturn, then this unConference will not only help your business, but also be a catalyst for economic recovery."

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sparing over Spending

During recessionary times most companies diligently try to SAVE cash. There are the savers and the spenders. Savers cannot afford to stand still; they must grow and hire talent. Spenders are able to grow with new human capital and take market share from their rivals who stay static. Google, Inc. was able to discreetly hire the BEST human capital during the last recession. Today they are a technology leader running fast ahead of the pack.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Innovation always trumps Recession in America

Employers view the recession as a time to raise their benchmark in hiring. While many employers throughout the globe may be holding off on hiring or even cutting back, leading corporations with developing organizations cannot afford to stand still. Creativity and competition do not know recessionary times. The challenge for employers is managing tighter recruiting budgets while keeping in mind that the "faucet" of hiring top quality candidates can never be turned off.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

ROI – Return on Investment

One of the most lasting effects of this present recession is the ability to do more with less.

This means less money, less people, less physical space. Corporate executives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and your average worker are making a concerted effort to be economically conservative.

Every penny today counts. And yet – we are seeing companies make generous financial offers to promising candidates. “Water Walkers” are receiving quality packages. Savvy companies know this is a wise ROI.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Positive Trend

New Dimensions in Technology is seeing a positive trend…Companies that have been holding off from hiring until Q2 now have a need to selectively hire exceptional talent to service new and existing customers.

Be aware that companies that assume that the best talent is easy to find and attract in this job market are assuming wrong. Companies who are waiting too long to conduct the interview process and not courting exceptional talent will experience the loss of some of the best talent to more exciting job opportunities. Exceptional talent in this market continues to have multiple opportunities to consider.

Posted by: Risa Kahn, Career Agent, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Thursday, April 09, 2009


Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed an increasing number of skilled technology professionals being asked back to their jobs by their former employers. Many of these professionals had been laid off in the Fall and early Winter of 2008. As optimism begins to grow and business begins to expand once more, companies are likely to reach out to their top performers as an efficient and cost-effective method for filling employment gaps with minimal down time.

Word to the wise….Employers who are currently interviewing top talent….Do not delay your interview process with a strong candidate. If you wait too long, they are likely to have another offer and/or be asked to rejoin a prior employer.

Posted by: Larry Kahn, Vice President of Recruiting

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Congratulations Marcia R. Silverman, NDT Operations Manager!

Marcia R. Silverman, NDT Operations Manager, was presented with her “5 Year Service Award” by company President, Beverly A. Kahn and company Vice President, Larry Kahn.

Marcia works as a business partner with the company President and Vice President and is the quintessential "go-to" person. She has been described by a co-worker as "the glue that keeps the business running efficiently".

Marcia is a long-time member of the North Shore Chapter IAAP in Salem, MA and will be serving on the Board as Vice President for the 2009-2010 Chapter Year. Since 1952, IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Day which will be observed on April 22, 2009.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring is just around the corner

I, for one, am so tired of only hearing DOOM and GLOOM wherever I go. The newspapers write about it. The television stations never stop talking about it. The internet is “real time” in communicating it. I refuse to become a victim of these negative messages and sound bites.

Recently I saw tiny green “budlings” in my garden. I was so happy to see these signs of spring. Spring brings renewal and inspiration. Let’s hope that these blossoming conveyors of spring will only bring “sweet” messages to all of us and that we don’t overlook the good news in our lives, the economy, and the world around us.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Today’s Hiring Process

Most of our clients have always hired by a general “consensus.” Today, we are seeing this happen consistently with an added caveat. It is very beneficial for a promising candidate to have an “advocate” within the hiring team. To receive an offer today, the best success comes when someone in the internal organization is willing “to go to bat” for you.

Helpful Hint – be sure to connect with at least one influential internal decision maker during your interview.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Economic Downturns are “Turning Points”

The tech industry is a wonderful vertical that will never “go away” since it reinvents itself by always developing new technologies to replace outdated ones.

Businesses that are reticent to spend cash to invest in their human capital may fall and new ones will rise to take their place.

This recession is forcing companies to cut their spending and act more conservatively. However, they must re-evaluate this paradigm and be in a healthy, strong position when the boom times return. By playing it conservatively safe today, this practice actually decreases a company’s options to be competitive.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt seem to permeate our employment landscape today. However, this new year offers our client companies and candidates a chance to refocus their efforts – perhaps even reinvent themselves.

We know from past recessions that budgets will be cut and tough decisions will have to be made. It varies where the cuts will be made.

There will be new investments. Investing during recessionary times may help a company increase its competitive edge. Ignoring investments will cost even more in the game of “catch up.”

Retaining top talent takes on a new life in a recession. There may not be an endless supply of job openings, but true to history, exceptional workers can always be enticed by something better.

Companies should always be alert to keeping the “BEST” employees on board and attracting the "BEST" new talent. This is a time when experienced companies reach out to placement professionals to find that “one of a kind candidate” who may catapult the organization to greatness.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Communication and Good Manners Critical Components in 2009

This is my fifth recession in 30 years of business. Recruiting companies in the technology sector seem to be affected in a six to seven year cycle.

This recession does have a different style. Unlike the harsh recession post 9/11, there are jobs openings in High-Tech. Many client companies are still hiring Engineers, QA, Pre-Sales, and Product Management professionals. Companies that have slowed hiring or have put a hold on hiring, have asked us to remain in touch with them as they are likely to hire again at some point in 2009.

In previous recessions, client companies did not share this level of optimism and communication with agency partners. In many cases, all hiring came to an abrupt halt and communication with agency partners was severed. However, in 2009, clients who have put using recruiting firms on a “holding pattern” are checking in and letting us know that we should keep actively in touch.

Good manners are always in vogue whether the economy is in a recession or boom time. There are many good quality companies, human resource professionals, and hiring managers who understand the value a good recruiting agency partner brings, and they know that when the economy does turn around and strong candidates are scarce, strong relationships with their recruiting partners will be critical to meet new demands on their business.

Posted by: Beverly A. Kahn, Founder / President, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

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