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Value in the “Permission to Present”

Written on January 24, 2013

For those of you in the Staffing Industry, you know what I’m referring to when it comes to “Permission to Present”.  At Morton Consulting, we define this as clear permission to represent a candidate for a specific position at a specific customer.  We’ve seen “Permission to Present” really take off with our clients, especially in […]


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Our Partners

Written on July 12, 2012

When talking about customers at Morton Consulting, we are not just referring to the many businesses and government entities that we serve.  Our “customers” also include the highly talented — and often hard to find — candidates who will hopefully become employees or consultants down the road and thus part of the Morton team.  When Mark first […]


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Candidates in Today’s IT Market

Written on June 27, 2012

A few months ago, Richmond, VA was ranked by Dice as the 2nd fastest growing city for technology jobs. It is crazy to think that little ol’ Richmond holds one of the country’s most booming IT industries! However, this should come as no big surprise as the World’s largest IT industry is just two hours […]


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Impacts on IT Supply and Demand

Written on June 13, 2012

Morton Consulting and the staffing industry have seen a significant change in the marketplace over the past six months.  Despite being in the midst of a sluggish economy, demand for staffing services has remained consistent, perhaps even a bit higher, in comparison to last year.  There are a number of factors that impact the IT […]


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Are you innovative?

Written on June 5, 2012

Two weeks ago Mark Morton, President and CEO of Morton Consulting, was invited to Northrop Grumman to kick off their Lunch and Learn series. Mark decided to discuss the importance of being innovative in the workplace as well as in your life. He had an intriguing presentation that allowed the audience to associate real life […]


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Top 3 Reasons to use a Staffing Firm

Written on May 30, 2012

Whether seeking to deliver talent for a critical project or to find a dedicated, long-term employee, partnering with a staffing firm like Morton Consulting can provide tremendous value to your organization. Here are the top 3 benefits to leveraging the services of such a firm: Cost-Effective Solutions: A staffing firm reduces hidden hiring costs, from […]


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Research for a Job Interview

Written on May 9, 2012

One of the most important aspects of your job search is research. No, I’m not saying you need to do a 25 page research paper. However, you should thoroughly research the company you’re interviewing with so you’re knowledgeable on the business and their industry.  This will help you respond seamlessly to questions about the company […]


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How to Handle a Counter Offer

Written on May 1, 2012

As a candidate, we all know about receiving a job offer. You apply for a job, go through the interview process and hope that in the end, they find you to be the best candidate resulting in an offer. But what about when your current employer provides you with a counter offer? What do you […]


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Head Hunter vs. Recruiter

Written on April 24, 2012

In your job search, you may have thought of working with a staffing firm, temp agency or even a head hunter. When someone asks me what I do for a living, I explain and then often get the response, “Oh, so you’re a head hunter.” Well, no, actually I’m not. When polling around our office, […]


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Being Accessible to Recruiters

Written on April 17, 2012

Candidate accessibility is one of the biggest factors of how recruiters choose who they work with. If a recruiter has 10 Business Analyst’s in their pipeline but only four of them call/email consistently, those candidates will be the first people they reach out to when a new position is released. In order to keep yourself […]


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