Recently, I was helping a candidate prepare for a final job interview with one of our client companies. The process was very thorough and competitive over three months. I had spent a considerable amount of time with this particular candidate. We were down to two finalists.
The Power of a Clean Desk
Harvard Business Review published an article titled “The Case for Finally Cleaning Your Desk.” They compiled multiple studies on the relationship between cluttered workspaces and a decline in productivity, mental health, and professional relationships. A clean desk and tidy workspace are essential for C-level executives because they hold the most powerful and influential positions in […]
This Holiday Season, Give Your Team the Gift to Discover Their Gifts
Need a gift idea for your team that will last well beyond the holiday season? We may have the right gift for you. This past year, our Cornerstone Kansas City team added some new faces (including me) to our growing firm. One of our team goals was to better understand each of our unique gifts as we […]
3 Key Learnings from a Marketer in the Executive Search Industry
As I wrap up my 18-month marketing internship position with Cornerstone Executive Search, I know a few things about the recruiting process and professional world to be true. Retained search firms are worth the money. Being outside of the recruiting process for so long, I have seen many companies waste much of their time, money and […]
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 […]
Is There Any Such Thing as Over Qualified?
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 […]
At Your Service…With Your Help
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 […]
Time-Tested Secrets from 14 Years in the Hiring Business
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. […]