About Shawn

Shawn Fier is the Managing Partner for Systems Research and SRI Technologies. He has over twenty years of experience in the employment industry and is passionate about talent as the prime differentiating factor in success.


#GoalsMany of us use goals to successfully tackle challenges.  And, the New Year finds many of us chatting about goalsIf you are feeling that you want to set and knock out some goals…read on.

Remember complexity is the enemy of execution…so keep it simple and focus […]

Succession Planning when Talent Acquisition is the Best Option

Past, Now, FutureTrends are pointing to a growing scarcity of leaders. As Baby-Boomers seek to transition out of roles as business leaders, businesses are struggling to find adequate leaders within their org chart to step up and fill their roles. When a successor is […]

Boomerangs and Baby-Boomers

BoomerangTargetWhat do Boomerangs and Baby-Boomers have in common? Simply put, both are driving wage rates higher.

In today’s rapidly changing economy, new trends are emerging and with each trend comes drastic ripple effects on business and, more specially, labor supply.

Jobs that were once outsourced overseas at a […]

Challenges for Employers

Challenges_Ahead_SignEvery period of time has its share of challenges for employers. Over the past decade, talent has come center stage as employers seek to win market share from their competitors through innovation and disruptive technologies. From our vantage point within the employment market, we see five […]

Advice for New College Grads

Fresh_GradThis May, a new batch of college graduates launch themselves into starting their careers, and plot their strategy on how to become a success in their chosen professions.

Search Firm versus Employment Website

You just had one of your key team members give their two week notice and all you can think about is how this resignation is going to impact you and your team.
Time to find a replacement.

Employer Action Items – Counter Offers

The unemployment rate for persons having a bachelor’s degree or higher was 2.8% in January. This scarcity of talent is hindering the growth of businesses, both large and small. As the US economy continues to grow and the demand for talent continues to rise, talent […]

3 R’s

When on the job search a lot of emphasis is placed on the interview. Most of the advice from experts center on what takes place during the interview. The conversations range from interviewing etiquette to emotional intelligence. What gets lost is the preparation. To perform […]

Skip The Phone Interview

You’ve been searching for months.
You finally identify a resume that looks promising. The candidate’s background is perfect…good education, right industry, not too many jobs. She’s even local!

Action and Urgency

The battle for talent requires decisive action and a sense of urgency. Many companies, today, are taking too long to hire and because of this they are losing candidates to their competitors. Companies need to have a greater sense of urgency during the hiring process. […]