An Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent!

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz makes a compelling case to seize the moment in hiring great people. Ths business disruption over past months has created an unprecedented opportunity. He encourages business leaders to think beyond survival and look for opportunities this crisis has created. Chief among them is the chance toRead More

Innovative Interview Strategies for Hiring Managers

Interviews make most people nervous, however, in many ways, companies and hiring managers have more at stake than the person interviewing for the job. From a financial standpoint, many companies estimate a bad hire can cost a business anywhere from $50,000 to well over 6 digits. That’s a steep price to pay, not to mentionRead More

UPDATE: The Senior Executive Job Market and Coronavirus – New Statistics

Published on April 17, 2020 Status is online Dean Trimble Managing Director at Jackson Stevens / Executive In Residence (contract) at N2Growth 12 articles Following Disclaimer: This article and research are based solely on the senior executive job market, where salaries are between $200,000 and $2,000,000. Full disclosure: despite all of the comments from Search Firm leadershipRead More

5 Keys to Optimizing Your Remote Workforce in 2020

Today, many jobs can be performed remotely. In fact, most companies have gone 100% remote during this Coronavirus epidemic. As many businesses convert to remote offices, some are finding it difficult to find the best way to optimize their virtual workforce in a way that promotes productivity as well as the flexibility a remote positionRead More

Four Perks to Attract ELITE New Hires

Attracting stellar new hires has a lot to do with what value they have to offer to your firm. However, you won’t succeed in landing them unless your company brings value to the table as well. Providing excellent perks and benefits for employees is one way you can get the attention of the best-of-the-best. ThisRead More

“Time Kills All Deals”

Good little Vignette from Linked In - ME: I’m sorry. The candidate just accepted an offer from another firm. CLIENT: What?! You told us she loved us, that she wanted to work for us. ME: She did. CLIENT: We’re #1 in our space, you said she liked that. ME: She did. CLIENT: You said sheRead More

Understanding the 3 Key Steps of Recruiting — Step 3: Qualifying

Determining whether a candidate is truly qualified for a role is a multifactor process. Along with assessing their skills and experience for a match, you also have to determine whether their source of motivation will help them excel in the role and that the salary you are prepared to offer aligns with their expectations. QualifyingRead More

Understanding the 3 Key Steps of Recruiting — Step 2: Gaining Interest

When you are working to fill a vacant position, you can’t always rely on just an enticing vacancy announcement to secure the skilled candidates you need. Many professionals don’t immediately decide consciously that a role is worth pursuing, even if they find the job post engaging. Some may have questions they need to ask toRead More

Understanding the 3 Key Steps of Recruiting — Step 1: Attracting

The recruitment phase doesn’t begin when a candidate applies to a vacant position; it actually starts much earlier. In order to secure top talent, you need to entice candidates, attracting them to the opportunities you have available. In order to attract highly skilled individuals, you must speak to their priorities. Merely listing your requirements andRead More

Reference Checking is Useless Unless You Ask the Right Questions to the Right People

Reference checks are a critical part of the candidate selection process. By speaking with individuals who have interacted with the candidate in a professional capacity, you gain insights into their job performance. However, a reference check is only effective if you ask the proper questions to the right people. If you don’t cover the threeRead More