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SOM Undergraduate Honors Program - Fall 2020: Home

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:38 PM


This guide was created specifically for the fall 2020 SOM Honors Cohort (Kingfisher Recruitment Group). Below you will find databases, links and tips for researching your project.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me (your librarian) with any questions! Even though we are remote this semester, I remain available via email and Zoom for consultations.


Finding Competitors

Researching Competitors

Along with checking out the company websites for competitors, consider looking up the latest news and company profiles in the following databases.

Industry Influencers & Background

Employment Placement Agencies search

Evolution of Employees & Recruitment

Use the following databases to search for articles regarding employee recruitment, companies and candidates needs, and the evolution of the recruitment industry. Don't forget to consider the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Suggested keywords: employer skill requirements; employee recruitment; job (hunting or searching) 


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Industry Classification Codes

Some databases will allow you to search for industries by North American Industry Classification Codes (NAICS) and/or Standard Industrial Classification codes (SIC). Below are codes you might want to consider using. Please note that there might be related industries or companies classified differently. Searching via keywords as well is also recommended. 

541612 - Human Resources Consulting 7361 - Employment Agencies
561311 - Employment Placement Agencies 7361 - Employment Agencies
561312 - Executive Search Services 7361 - Employment Agencies