Hiring Outlook and Trends

As the end of the pandemic nears, what’s its ongoing impact on recruiting going to be – near term and long term? What’s the state of the talent pool across different sectors, and what should employers be prepared to offer to succeed in a remote-working market where companies from across the country may be competing for local talent, and conversely, how can New Hampshire companies leverage that same situation to their benefit?

Hear from four experts with unique, actionable insights on what your company can do to prepare for the present, and the future, of hiring in New Hampshire.

Topics include: 

  • Talent pool and labor force trends
  • Evolving worker expectations
  • Remote working, virtual recruiting
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Legal issues surrounding remote working, return to office, vaccines, new benefits, and most common NH labor law violations
  • And more!

Hiring Trends Webinar Recap

Original air date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 am.


Brian BouchardBrian Bouchard
Attorney at Sheehan Phinney

Brian is a seasoned litigator and counselor at Sheehan Phinney in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he works in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment departments.  In the labor and employment field particularly, Brian counsels and represents companies through all manner of complexities, including claims involving discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour violations, questions involving employee management, executive contracts, employee mobility, and legal compliance. Brian’s clients range from VC backed tech companies in Boston, to small rum distilleries on the Seacoast, and everything in between.   Brian has written and lectured on legal topics throughout New England and is never unimpressed by the complex issues facing employers, businesses, and individuals on a daily basis.


Saïd EastmanSaïd Eastman
CEO at JobsInNH.com

Saïd Eastman is the CEO of JobsInTheUS.com which operates a network of hyper local state job boards including JobsInNH.com and JobsInNewHampshire.com. With over 20 years of experience in the human capital space, he has held management positions in sales, strategic alliances, product, and marketing. He has worked domestically and internationally for leading job boards, and software companies. He is an active board advisor, member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council along with many local chambers. Saïd is always happy to discuss the state of the job market and how employer branding impacts seeker perceptions.

Barry150x150Barry Roy
Regional President for Professional Staffing Services at Robert Half

Barry Roy is the Regional President for Professional Staffing Services for Robert Half overseeing offices in Northern New England, including: Manchester, NH; Nashua, NH; Portsmouth, NH; Portland, ME; Burlington MA and Danvers MA . Barry leads the company’s Accountemps, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Management Resources divisions for Robert Half. Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals with more than 300 locations worldwide and was named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms 2019, ranking No. 1 on the list of top professional search firms. He has been with Robert Half for more than 17 years and is a two-time Reach for the Stars recipient for Leadership. Barry serves as a media spokesperson for Robert Half in Northern New England and has been quoted in several high-profile news outlets, including The Union Leader, NPR and NH Business Magazine.

BriangotlobBrian Gottlob
Director, NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
PolEcon Research

PolEcon specializes in identifying, understanding and communicating emerging economic, demographic, energy, fiscal, labor market, real estate, and public policy trends at the intersection of private sector activity and government policy, where public sector action or inaction can significantly impact the growth, development, and profitability of individual businesses, industries, not-for-profit organizations, and geographic regions.


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