Today’s job market is hot to say the least and just because you might be hiring does not mean you will get the talent you need. You see, it’s a candidate driven market and companies and hiring managers need to rethink their recruiting efforts to compete in this highly competitive market. Below are 5 critical factors hiring managers […]
HURRY UP….AND WAIT Sense of urgency. Every person’s is different. That’s ok until it isn’t…like when trying to get candidates through the process and on board. At the start of an engagement, clients are focused on the fact that they have an executive hiring need, and they need assistance in identifying, vetting, and attracting best in market talent. That’s where the executive search […]
When meeting with a client to assist in putting together the candidate profile they seek for a particular executive hiring need, each person will give their list of qualifications and expectations for the position. It is important to remember that there is a difference between “must have” and “nice to have”. Clients must meet with relevant […]
There is a saying: “Expectations are future disappointments”. While this may be true, in some circumstances, all expectations need is a little management. However, while managing our own expectations is a challenge, managing client expectations can be a delicate process when working in a service industry. Providing excellent service is our life blood. It is what we hang our hat […]
When opportunity knocks, do you answer? As an executive recruiter, I reach out to many people throughout my day to make them aware of opportunities in the marketplace that may be of interest to them or to people they may know. Unfortunately, many of my attempts to connect go unanswered. I‘m sure this happens for many reasons…people […]
“I can’t wait until things get back to normal.” “How are you adjusting to the new normal?” I hear these phrases all the time, so I stopped to ask myself, why be normal? Many times, in business normal equals status quo; the way we’ve always done things. But smart companies are asking if that is […]
2020. Challenging. Unprecedented. Disruptive. A year that also has allowed us to hit the pause button both personally and professionally. To reevaluate. To plan. How will we move forward? What will the future look like? Who will take us there? These questions are important when formulating a business plan to lead your company, your division or your […]
Hiring an executive is expensive. But the leadership impact of C-suite positions will make or break a company’s success. That’s why finding, interviewing, and hiring the right top-level candidate—the first time—is so important. Over my 14 years as an executive recruiter and business owner, I’ve had my share of wins, and my share of slip-ups. […]
As we turn the page on 2018 and begin the new year, I was reflecting over the Christmas holiday how seemingly fast time marches forward despite my best effort to stay on top of everything life has to offer.
Executive Search is a relationship business. Our job as retained search consultants is to bring people together…to be a matchmaker bringing qualified talent to the outstanding clients we have the privilege to serve.
Last month I wrote about the Top 5 Pitfalls That Are Killing Your Job Search. Continuing the “Top 5” theme, this month I wanted to shift the focus to a problem we’ve seen a lot of over the years with various companies.
Cornerstone – Kansas City offers education to business leaders on the benefits of utilizing an executive search firm in the recruiting and hiring process for key leadership positions.