Bo Pennell, managing director at Townsend Search Group in Birmingham, said the job market has gotten more competitive with the removal of geographical confines in the hiring process.

Pennell said recruiting has now become cultivating a group of professionals and “truly listening to them in terms of what is it that will improve their lives professionally and personally,” he said.

That way — while Michigan companies are still having to compete for candidates who have offers from around the U.S., and even globally — Pennell is matching candidates to a job opportunity from a more holistic perspective.


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