The Search for Talent

Jun 20, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on More Than the Money

More Than the Money

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out the highly competitive recruiting landscape for young computer science graduates – or increasingly the high number of students being lured from school with cash and perks prior to graduating. To be sure there will be lots of debate about the prudence of

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Jun 05, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Two Hiring Managers Walk Into a Bar…

Two Hiring Managers Walk Into a Bar…

One thrilled because her third new hire in a month starts on Monday, and the other shaking his head frustrated that he hasn’t been able to hire a single person in two months. Both offer market leading compensation, the work is with cool brands in high-growth spaces, and the organizations

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Jun 04, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Lessons from the Ad Industry

Lessons from the Ad Industry

The hours are long and the timelines are tight. It’s a grind. So what is it about the approach to talent in the ad industry that the rest of us could learn from? And why?

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Apr 30, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Moving to Agile – Changing Work Dynamics

Moving to Agile – Changing Work Dynamics

It seems that every day someone tells me they want to work remotely, work from home.  That’s becoming less of an option for many. There’s been an interesting shift, most noticeably in the last year or so, where companies that have moved to the Agile development process require ‘all hands

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Apr 20, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Second Chance

The Second Chance

News flash: Life isn’t fair. I’m hoping that you got the memo in the second grade and that’s not really a news flash. News flash: There are no second chances. OK, that’s not totally true, there are a number of great Hollywood romance movies that are built on the premise that

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Apr 16, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Our New Website

Our New Website

It’s funny how quickly things become dated.  Our nice, clean website served our firm well over the last 4 years. But as the war for talent continues to heat up, it is important to have a clear message that cuts through the noise.  We felt we needed a new ‘storefront.’

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Mar 09, 2012 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on “Corporate Culture is Not Expenseive”

“Corporate Culture is Not Expenseive”

I just sent an outstanding candidate to a start-up for a first round interview.

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Jan 25, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on "We Loved Them Both"

"We Loved Them Both"

Four little words you love to hear as an executive recruiter.  I recently started my day with that exact message from a client and felt like I scored a touchdown.  Upon reflection, I realized the bigger story was how you get there.  How do you create the elusive win-win-win?  Here

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Jan 17, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on How to Respond to a Recruiter

How to Respond to a Recruiter

It’s really in the candidate’s best interest to hear what a recruiter has to say before leading with money or title. I hear ‘I’m only interested in senior vp/director/grandpoobah’ too often. Titling can be something that’s negotiated sometimes, and can be deciving across industries. Everyone’s a VP at a bank

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Jan 12, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Sales DNA

The Sales DNA

I was talking to a consultant today who was being assessed for his ‘Sales DNA.’ It’s an important attribute, particularly to small companies always in search of new business. What is Sales DNA? If you have it, you are the type of person who scopes out the passengers on an airplane,

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