Posts Tagged ‘recruiting’

The End of Men and What it Means for Retained Search's Patriarchy

This year, women become the majority in the workforce for the first time in American history. It is a critical milestone, one that we in executive search


How the Mighty Have Fallen

A Nor'easter hit my hometown of Westport, Connecticut -- rather, more like a hurricane, with wind gusts exceeding 60 miles per hour.


Recruiting Needs to Part of Something Bigger

Strategic workforce planning is a relatively new concept and practice for most organizations. Many firms have a simplified form of workforce planning in place which is focused on replacement of people in current positions and functions. It is a rare experience to find an organization that has thought through its future needs and balanced those needs with a mix of both hiring — internal and external — along with development. Why the Need Growth and recession are hard to predict. Neither are typically gradual or linear


Choosing A Search Firm: The Greatest Myths

Retained search firms frequently provide guidance to prospective clients on how to select a search firm. But a number of their assertions have gone unchallenged, much to the detriment of employers that have been hoodwinked into paying far too much for too little in return. Well over half of all retained searches fail to complete and it is estimated that 40-50% the executives who are recruited don't make it past their first year.  Clearly, something needs to change.  I suggest we begin by exposing some of the myths regarding what an employer should look for in a selecting a firm.


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Recruiting In India

From the last 6 months I had been working on a project for my firm looking for experienced candidates interested in going or working for KPMG India ( BTW I am still looking for people with experience in Audit, Advisory and Tax)Its been a great experience especially telling most candidates in India that I have no interst in their photograph or personal details in the resume. I used many different methods for finding people from Twitter, Linkedin to Orkut (instead of Facebook for India) On a recent short trip to India


Its not me, Its always You

Naked Babies – Good Lesson for Recruiting

Silence is golden; speech is silver. ~ American Proverb My brother-in-law visited the past week from New York City. He comes, usually, every August to stay a week or so with us here in part of the heartland of America, southwestern Ohio. That’s when the corn starts coming in and the tomatoes are ripe on the vine and he times his visits (I suspect) so he can eat like a king at our harvest table. We grow both


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