The Search for Talent

Jan 20, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Obama's Lead: Adding Value on your First Day

Obama's Lead: Adding Value on your First Day

For months now, I’ve been saying that with so few jobs open, so much scrutiny on those positions, and the financial pressure everyone is in, hiring executives can’t afford to bring in general athletes, they need to bring in very experienced talent for senior roles.  After finding the restroom, learning

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Jan 05, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Our Increasingly Immobile Workforce

Our Increasingly Immobile Workforce

Housing has always complicated moves but never has it been the factor it is today in a professional's quest to better their career.

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Nov 24, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Upside Down that is Detroit

The Upside Down that is Detroit

Today, Detroit is upside down. The mobility of the workforce is overly constrained by their sheer economic ability to move.

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Oct 30, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Making the case for executive search

Making the case for executive search

Landing talent is, ironically, becoming tougher, not easier.

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Sep 26, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Hiring and the Economy

Hiring and the Economy

...a need for highly and specifically skilled people. People that can move the business forward within the first month of landing a new role. There’s little appetite in the current market for ‘on the job training’. Finding those people is tough.

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Jul 20, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Keeping Focused on Both the Emotional and Analytical Elements

Keeping Focused on Both the Emotional and Analytical Elements

Keeping Focused on Both the Emotional and Analytical Elements: Today's Economy Requires Both Emotional and Analytical Skills to Land Great Talent The current economy makes it tougher to recruit passive candidates but far from impossible.

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Jan 03, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 2008 Hiring Trends

2008 Hiring Trends

2008 Hiring Trends A perspective on what employers are demanding and where tech jobs are heading in 2008.

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Dec 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on How to Hire a Great Web 2.0 Product Exec

How to Hire a Great Web 2.0 Product Exec

Asking customers what they want in a product is a lame way to do market research; your customers often cannot articulate what they want. They look to you to invent it.

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Nov 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on CIOs need to look for Project Management DNA when Assessing Candidates.

CIOs need to look for Project Management DNA when Assessing Candidates.

IT is becoming an increasingly competitive function. As technology becomes more intertwined with business processes, technical skills are now as important as business skills. Add to that an increased focus on getting things done. CIOs are finding that, now more than ever, they need highly qualified professionals on their team

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Oct 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Partnerships to enhance your footprint

Partnerships to enhance your footprint

Growing a company from start-up to critical mass is a difficult venture. Many entrepreneurs realize that strategic partnerships can catapult a small business into high volume in a new channel or market. When you are a small company, however, almost everyone worth partnering is a “big fish” making it all

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