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One of the keys to the successful running of any enterprise is knowing when an expenditure is going to be worth it. The natural inclination of most successful businesspeople, obviously, is to balk at the prospect of paying for something they’re not convinced they need. For something like contracting an executive recruiting firm for a… Read more »

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It’s common knowledge among executive recruiters that when the businesses contracting with them are looking to hire for C-level and executive positions, the best candidates are often already happily employed elsewhere. There is a small percentage of qualified applicants for upper-level or management roles looking for work and sending resumes to internet job postings. But… Read more »

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When you’re looking to hire a C-level candidate, there are really only a few viable options. You can farm the hiring out to HR (or do it yourself) utilizing postings on online job boards, scouring LinkedIn for that 24-karat resume, and maybe asking your professional network about any likely prospects. Or you can hand it… Read more »

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A recent article penned for Inc by Suzanne Lucas made the bold statement: “Dear Hiring Manager, Perhaps You Should Write the Thank You Note.” She continues: “The traditional thank you note is from candidate to hiring manager. That’s wrong… Just what are you exactly thanking the manager for? Taking the time to talk with you… Read more »

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Countless books and articles exist discussing the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little has been said about what happens in the thousands of daily interactions and decisions that allow leaders to get the best out of their people. Start with this premise: We do not see things as they… Read more »

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Let’s face it: this is a challenging employment market when it comes to hiring. There are more job openings right now than there are qualified professionals to fill them. Organizations need top talent to succeed. Yet to attract the best, companies need to set themselves apart to remain competitive. Larger companies have laid the groundwork… Read more »