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On this edition of conference room we are talking about jobs -- doing that on main street this is an intelligentsia coffee shop.
In Chicago it's actually as we hear the -- sounds of coffee being made before our eyes here.
This is actually a new concept for intelligent -- you wanna talk about that in a moment.
Also want to talk with your HR director about their expansion and an expert on the job market right now -- Tom -- he is the president.
Something called the LaSalle a network which places folks at companies like -- -- and others around the country other other clients -- Are we work with companies like General Growth Properties you work with companies like to pride here Chicago.
-- PepsiCo and other other big multinationals.
I want to ask you about where the jobs are but first we -- this this new concept that you've got here.
Lisa Hogan HR director for intelligence -- you're in a major expansion right now why is that.
We are opening.
Five new stores this year and we -- -- retail this is booming right now you know and part of that is this new concept.
Stephen -- and this one if you're.
-- development projects.
What am I looking at here in this in this shop right now why is this different.
In the typical intelligentsia that -- I -- -- -- which for -- those who don't know is.
High end coffee these are people -- take their copy seriously.
We pride ourselves in the pharmacy work for a particular farmers around the world in a coffee tastes fantastic and if we don't we serve the coffee in the same way that -- at a coffee shop.
Those where it's based on convenience and speed and that's that's what determines quality -- it's hard to tell that story so we.
Ultimately as we conservative different setting and we looked at diners and so that's a really great way of serving coffee and intimate settings so.
We try to that -- -- so it's something different -- it's it's working great it's a bit of a throwback.
And this is obviously take away for businesses that maybe think.
Well you know the diner model of coffee well you have.
Diners traditionally have bad coffee you know right I mean that's ever served do you buy nasty waitress who it may be looking like she'd rather be somewhere else -- I will not go on record something that's exactly -- always true but.
Certainly at least we think that is and if it's a level of engagements with -- self service or we can make some coffee and part of a glass of water and a half of them and maybe tell the story about -- coffee after justice.
-- -- I think of sometimes a focuses more on just getting some of the -- -- at the door and that's still is necessary we have to go -- -- the front -- have system are so.
Finding stuff -- -- enough -- customers and guide them through the process is really important for us and.
They're taking an old concept -- and then sort of putting it in and nu -- new setting.
This is obviously an extra time of expansion.
In terms of this job market time right now you say this is a great job market we see that that the job creation numbers.
What some would say they are or still weak why do you think it's a great job market.
Well it's not 03 to 07 what we're seeing is it's also not a -- to actually twelve either we're seeing a lot of companies that are hiring what we're seeing is people who humbled themselves.
Whether they've been unemployed -- they're graduating from college they realize that it's a different job market it's gonna be this way for quite some time so they're willing to take.
Entry level jobs at a college.
And take a step back financially from where they were at because those jobs don't exist and as -- Alaska we say about that it do you find you have people do have a higher quality of of employee that comes to you with a resonate.
That are willing to take a job and is that a problem for somebody who's hiring.
Do I want somebody who's maybe over qualified and not in their dream job.
Now I think previously that may have been the case because then you you have concerns hurt somebody than when they something about moving on.
Save you you don't -- to take the time to train and and acclimate them to your company they're gonna move on it now I think people are willing to stay in rather have.
Longevity and a company so if they are a little over qualified hopefully we can move them into this spot within our company at some point where they're they're.
-- -- their way up basically there was take a lower level job worked their way up but they like yours absolutely and it's easier for them to do that -- -- -- experience at that level he has got to ask you about is these people would have been in the job market.
For a long time without a job.
You you told me early you think that's a big problem right.
I think what it says is a -- bit out of the market you've been unemployed for over a year in this job market.
It really means either -- -- your pricing yourself out of the job -- -- beat you weren't as good in that role as you think you weren't companies don't value as much as other people who had that skills.
Would you go to hire some really -- you on the spot here would you go to hire somebody if I come -- virus a man I've been out of work freer and a half.
Look at me differently than somebody who's like world Greece to champion -- -- -- new -- hired on here who's you know who's who's worked in news Franken.
-- I think that I -- tight tend to look for somebody who's tried to do something and at times it's volunteer were person I do you want somebody with a resonated has shown some continuous.
Some efforts on the air on a beach somewhere free you're absolutely.
Absolutely so there are other other ways to -- -- resonate gaps -- you resonate with.
Skills that will help the help companies when it was that you were continuing to kind of do something out self growth -- and excellence.
Good good information good insights for those both looking for a job as well as those hiring right now some honest answers from the folks -- intelligentsia.
And the LaSalle network and its coughing.
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