In the news

Included in this week’s Idaho Business Review are stories featuring conversations with es/drake, Closed Loop Marketing and Blueline. The individual articles are here and here.

Also, the print edition contains a list of the top ad agencies, by employee size I believe, for the Treasure Valley (I think). Just got a quick glance at the print version this morning, so I don’t have all of the details.

Technorati tags: idaho business review, es/drake, closed loop marketing, blueline

On finding talent

I read an article a few months ago about the trouble that local businesses, specifically those of a technical nature, were having in finding qualified employees. While it should come as no surprise to anyone, it does beg the question that can be asked of the agency business here in Idaho — can more be done to attract and retain well-qualified candidates to local agencies?

I’ve seen a number of job openings running repeatedly as of late, which suggests that either the employer is not finding the qualified person, or that the qualified person is not interested in looking for a new job. Add to it the fact that agencies from outside the area have been known to recruit in the area (agency job openings in Portland on the Boise Craigslist are common), and the problem only gets worse.

So, the question remains — can more be done to attract and retain well-qualified candidates?

Technorati tags: advertising agency talent, craigslist