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Hiring Executive Talent – The What and Gut Problem May 15, 2019
Despite such noble intentions, candidates are frequently rejected or hired for other criteria. Over the past several months, we have had candidates eliminated by clients not for failing to check off the exhaustive list of requisite experience, skills or competencies but rather...
Looking for your next role? Stop thinking about Horses.... (Part 3) May 6, 2019
Reflecting on one's career enroute to confirming or resetting the course going forward contributes to one's overall self-awareness.
Candidates: The problem could be your resume, not you March 7, 2019
Many hiring managers read resumes in a cursory manner. They review the companies and roles that candidates have filled over their careers while making note of education levels, stability, the quality/consistency of overall career trajectory, and purported skills, knowledge and competencies.
Looking for your next role? Stop thinking about Horses.... (Continued) February 19, 2019
In our last post we discussed the temptations facing unemployed executives to move with extreme haste in finding a new role. Conceptualizing job loss as akin to falling off a horse they associate ‘down time' with unproductive, time-consuming activity.
Looking for your next role? Stop thinking about Horses January 18, 2019
Every week, without exception, we meet executives who have jumped back on their horses in this very manner and embraced a ‘spray and pray' job search strategy. For some it may work like a charm but for the majority, dare I say the vast majority, it is the wrong approach.
The Skirmish Is Over, Get Ready for the War for Talent October 19, 2018
So if you think recruiting top talent was difficult in the past couple of years, get ready for the war. Many companies will be unprepared and will suffer accordingly. But there are a few things any company can do to prepare.
The One and Only Interview Question You Will Ever Need to Ask... April 10, 2018
Magic questions reflect a single view on what is most important in hiring excellence. For some its positivity and energy, for others its values, for yet others it is passion, resilience, intelligence, curiosity, or perhaps emotional intelligence.
‘Millennials shouldn't treat their careers like Lottery Tickets' – Nonsense! March 22, 2018
Starts-ups are but one type of business, no better or worse than others. They are experimental by nature, free-flowing, exciting and high risk. They share common characteristics and yet each is unique in its own way.
"Breakdown – The Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie" March 19, 2018
Finally got around to reading ‘Breakdown: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie'. Written by, and from the perspective of, one of the firm's long-time managing partners, the book speaks directly to how changes in an organization's life stage should, but in this case did not, inform the best approach to management.
Hiring for Culture Fit – Making the Case for Why It Matters February 20, 2018
Hiring for culture fit is decidedly on the outs these days with a number of recent articles questioning the practice. Some suggest that corporate culture is too dynamic to be captured and codified let alone selected against, while others have argued that skills, experiences and competencies matter far more in hiring decisions.

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