A couple of posts back under the title “Get it Right the First time”, we looked at the advantages offered by a Retained Executive Search firm.
There is a statistic that sees a lot of use in the executive search business: “40% of executives hired outside fail in the first 18 months.” The number varies. I’ve seen it as high as 64%. Whatever it ends up at, the message is that installing a new leader – we’re talking C-level here – […]
Recruiting is not a game of chance Recruiting strategies vary by target. For lower level positions, there is usually a larger pool of talent that is easier to find, often because they are actively looking for you. This the old territory of job boards and contingent recruiters, now upgraded by such technology such as video […]
What happens to recruiting when there is no-one to recruit? In another 12 years, says a global survey, the world will be missing more than 85 million skilled workers. That’s more than the current population of Germany. The survey is the most recent of Korn Ferry’s “Future of Work” series. It’s one of many recently […]
The world has become less friendly to recruiters in recent months. Surveys have singled out many and growing challenges facing those who search to find top talent in virtually any field. Allegis Group, a $2B giant in the field, put it in memorable terms a few days ago in the new 2018 Global Workforce Trends […]
Feeling like you are one of many, no way to see a path to a more strategic role from where you find yourself. You know you are not completely fulfilled in your career. You pick a direction, any direction to find an alternative to the track you are on. This leads you to begin interviewing, […]
By Deb Elbaum, PCC, CNTC Editor’s Note: Deb introduces a new weekly series of posts on executive coaching contributed by our Leadership Development team.. She is one of 30 highly qualified and specialized executive coaches who have joined us recently, doubling the number of executive coaches worldwide. When coaching executives and leaders, I like […]
With International Women’s Day approaching March 8, the latest Economist has a timely look at the progress made by women joining corporate boards in the last decade. It was 10 years ago that Norway decreed that 40% of the directors of listed companies must be women. At the time, the percentage in major countries was […]
Transformation of the workplace has made it the most diverse in history in generational terms. In a survey a few years ago Trinet, a provider of HR solutions, pointed out that the workplace is now populated by four generations of workers with the latest 20-year-old working alongside colleagues 50 years older. This is not that […]
So, you up to speed with your recruitment marketing ? If you are not keeping up, that buzz phrase of 3-4 years ago has become a central element in adapting to the rapidly changing talent acquisition market. A recent survey by the Brandon Hall Group (10,000 global clients) indicates 40% of organizations regard a fully […]
Does it matter if the new CEO is a man or a woman? Not to the people who put her there. And in most high-level searches that would include the recruiting firm. Executive search companies, particularly those known as retained search firms, earn their fees by finding the best candidate available. Not the best man, […]
There is no shortage of words about how to hire top talent – the best of the best. And there are plenty of cautionary tales about the picking the wrong one – the many thousands lost when the hire doesn’t turn out as expected. But there is really very little dealing with a different […]
Here’s something you already know about recruiting. Whether you hire the candidate or not (especially not), how he or she reacts to the experience matters a lot. The more difficult it gets to secure high-level/high quality talent, that interaction becomes more and more critical for two basic reasons. You miss an opportunity. Candidates have become […]
One person who might claim to have tweeted himself into a job is US President Donald Trump. Now famous for (among other things) his distrust of almost any form of organized media, Trump counts on social media to tell his version of life directly to supporters. Socialbakers, a global social media analytics company, last month […]
What does a truck have to do with hiring the best people? Plenty.
Strategic leaders are hard to find, but you need them
We’ve just marked International Women’s Day and wouldn’t it be nice if we could celebrate increased diversity in business leadership? We can if we really think 3% an improvement.
Content Marketing is a big deal. Small wonder, then, that it no longer sells just products and services, but people. Recruiting content is the new buzz-phrase in the hiring business.
A recent U.S. survey by the Pew Research Center indicates that among those who have looked for a job during the last two years, 90% went online to search and 84% applied that way. There’s more. Of that 90% who went online, 34% considered it their most important resource. And among millennials (age 18-29), […]
The term “Employer Brand” is a comparatively recent arrival. But, for many organizations, it has become critical very quickly.