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A Headhunter’s Lament – Absence does NOT make the heart grow fonder November 16, 2018
Over the past six months we have had an unusually high number of executive searches go astray. We have had finalist candidates go long into selection processes only to withdraw and accept other roles within or outside their current organizations.
Hiring Executives: Focus on the Steak - not the Sizzle November 6, 2018
We regularly see truly outstanding candidates passed over because the hiring company believes they lack sizzle. The issue may be some element of physical appearance, or a high analytic personality or introversion or it may be a perceived lack of ‘charisma' which is confused with leadership.
Why job seekers need to think like marketers November 2, 2018
With a cogent value proposition and a focused target market, any executive looking for his or her next career step can effectively start a job search that will yield the an appropriate next career stop.
Interviews: Leading Questions are your best bet if you want to get this.... October 29, 2018
I am sure everyone has at some point been cautioned about using leading questions in interviews. Such questions are said to sometimes telegraph the desired answer or skew the response based on how they are asked. This contaminates the responses...
The Skirmish Is Over, Get Ready for the War for Talent October 19, 2018
So if you think recruiting top talent was difficult in the past couple of years, get ready for the war. Many companies will be unprepared and will suffer accordingly. But there are a few things any company can do to prepare.
Candidates – Here’s a Simple Strategy to Significantly Improve Your Interview Success October 18, 2018
A study on speed-dating found that speed daters who asked more follow-up questions during their dates were more likely to be invited back for second dates. Specifically, those individuals who took an interest in the other person, asked follow-up questions and listened ‘actively' were viewed as more ‘likeable'.
What’s the Optimal CEO Tenure – The 4.8 Year Ideal October 11, 2018
The Conference Board report posits that CEO tenure in general has declined slightly over the years in line with increasingly competitive and disruptive markets and the increase in CEO recruiting, especially be PE firms.
Mid Year Market Observations October 3, 2018
While the high demand for talent across almost every industry and all functions continues unabated, one need only read the papers to know that the supply has not kept pace.
The Evolving Role of HR – Be Careful What You Wish For September 21, 2018
HR has long wanted a seat at the executive table. For those who have prepared, their opportunity is now or at the very least, fast approaching. For the others, be careful what you wish for.
Candidates who talk too much.... September 17, 2018
Interviewers ask and candidates answer. While this may appear to be a sensible approach, it is unwise.

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