Searching for that Stay-At-Home Rushing Defenseman
August 1, 2017
Clients often direct us to find the ‘best of the best’. The client’s market challenges are daunting, the solutions complex, the potential enormous and only the smartest, most competent of executives will do.
Wanted: Workaholics with Strong Family Values
July 27, 2017
The company likely also has a super concierge service that conveniently takes away the nuisance of going home to cook, do laundry and spend undue time with one’s family...that said, I am sure that family values is somewhere on the list of desired attributes.
Why I Love Failure
July 19, 2017
Adversity and failure are almost always discussed in tandem with the attributes they test, namely determination, resilience, optimism, courage, loyalty and character.
Recruitment: Why Motivation Cannot be Assumed
July 10, 2017
When stripped to its essence, assessing candidates for positions can be reduced to three criteria: can they do the job; will they do the job; and will they fit? By far the majority of assessment effort is spent seeking answers to the first and last of these questions.
In Hiring, the ‘How' Questions Matter… A Lot
May 25, 2017
Within weeks of joining Alpha Industries, the new executive was being lauded by the CEO as ‘transformative', an individual with not only deep industry experience but also a strong intellect, drive, process orientation and a sense of urgency...
When Selecting a Search Consultant look for a real fox !
May 11, 2017
The philosopher Isaiah Berlin wrote that there are two kinds of experts: hedgehogs and foxes. Many high-profile search consultants are hedgehogs. They are self-confident individuals with strong views about their profession and how to do it well. Foxes see the world differently.
Looking to Change Careers? Focus on the Employer's Risk
May 4, 2017
While most of the literature on career change focuses on the individual contemplating the change, one study (NBER working paper by UNC professor Camilia Kuhnen and Stanford's Paul Oyer) examined the issue from the perspective of the potential employers