Evaluating New Talent – Corporate Matchmaking Part 2

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Part one of this blog post introduced the use of personality testing for evaluating new talent. It examined the goals of testing as well as the legal ramifications of using tests for this purpose. This post will continue this topic and explore different types of tests, as well as other factors to consider if you… Read more »

Personality Testing in the Employment Process – Corporate Matchmaking Part 1

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Personality Testing in the Employment Process Like singles using dating services, many companies try to find their “perfect match” through the use of personality tests and other psychometric testing. It has been estimated that 30% of all companies have incorporated some sort of personality testing into their hiring process. The potential “cultural fit” of a… Read more »

Extreme Commuters, Virtual CEO’s, and Other Mobile Executives Part 2

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Last week’s blog post considered the many relocation issues candidates and hiring managers navigate during the hiring process. This week, the topic is continued and relocation solutions are explored. Relocation Solutions For executives who are unwilling to move due to family issues or community ties, a company must either “sell” these executives and their families… Read more »

How to Become a Better Leader for Your Team

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Leadership is about putting the needs of others ahead of yourself. Serving others, as long as it is in the direction of achieving your corporate goals, is the true essence of effective leadership. Leadership is about seeking out what motivates someone, and figuring out how that internal motivation can be mobilized to help the team… Read more »

Recruit the Best and Then Invest: How to Ensure Success of New Hires

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Investing in your employees is a great way to build morale and to add value to your organization. Of course, recruiting the best possible candidates is the first step in this strategy. And once you have placed great talent on your team, whether from an internal hire, or an executive search firm, you can take… Read more »

What Do Excellent Candidates Want?

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Good candidates are attracted to a company with a competitive compensation and benefits package. They are also likely to be interested in the location of the company and it’s proximity to their home. It’s common to be interested in a company with good hours and a predictable schedule. These are all very reasonable selling points… Read more »