The Search for Talent

Feb 23, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Landing Talent in Today's Market

Landing Talent in Today's Market

Top technical talent continues to be in high demand—in fact, there are shades of 1999 when companies fought hard for talent and those that couldn’t bring in “A players” fast enough faded into the distance.  Speed is key to competing for talent but that often makes hiring executives uncomfortable.  The top

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May 04, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The cover story in Business Week’s May 11th issue talks about the 3 million jobs that are open in the US and are difficult to fill. It’s a great read — all we tend to hear about is the millions of people in the market looking for work. We’re experiencing

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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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