The differentiator in landing a job is the ability to articulate a storyline; pure and simple. The influences that shape us, the skills/knowledge gained through life experiences, the motivators, stumbling points, our skills and passions, are all part of it. Our lifeline creates that story. I have interviewed thousands of people throughout my career in
This blog covers topics related to executive search with valuable information for recruiters, job seekers, and companies in need of better HR management.
Close to 40 specialists in executive search and leadership development gathered recently in Madrid for the annual conference of Cornerstone International Group. It’s a good time to be a member partner of a group that is in growth mode in a growing business. Industry growth At a time when the workplace is rapidly
“70% of today’s high performers lack critical attributes essential to their success in future roles.” Jean Martin and Conrad Schmidt, Harvard Business Review In my previous column we discussed the myth of universal talent and I explained how to take the specific context into account. In this edition we focus on step 2 of the
Opinions vary regarding the power of social media. The activist-minded welcome the democracy of it. The more conservative fear the power of unsubstantiated opinion
Advances in technology, and its impact on both the convergence of consumers and talent trends has created the opportunity for managing Asia as regions of North, North East and South Asia.
There is no such thing as universal skills and traits that will fit every single organization or match each conceivable scenario. 3rd in a series.
In my experience, almost all organizations take the selection of talent seriously. Still, the practice of everyday selection is rife with mistakes.
What does a truck have to do with hiring the best people? Plenty.
Our world is becoming an increasingly global, digital, and volatile place. As technology advances at high speed, the life cycle of business models diminishes accordingly. What is mainstream today, will be outdated tomorrow. Just think of the difference in only a decade: When you wanted to buy a book, you went to a bookshop where
The need for HR to move fast is not new, but the speed at which the talent marketplace is changing has made agility in talent management a new imperative.
New research adds Organizational Change as a top HR challenge for HR leaders
The Life Sciences and Healthcare practice of Cornerstone International Group is gearing up for increased activity in India. Within only a few months of its formation, the team in India has added three senior level executive search resources effective January 1, 2017. India’s pharmaceutical market is the world’s third largest in volume and the largest
This weekend, the population of China and millions of ex-pats around the world will begin two weeks of celebrating the Chinese New Year. Following the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, this will be the return of the Year of the Rooster, but to a greatly different China this time. China is entering a crucial
Our own decisions, or lack of, have brought us where we are. A career plan gives us greater control over our future, offering us more chances to succeed.. In this world of constant change, career perspectives are no longer linear. We must develop a comprehensive strategic career plan to help us achieve our goals and therefore,
Our team recently had the opportunity to read Patrick Lencioni’s new book The Ideal Team Player. The ideal team player that Lencioni and his team arrived at is one who is Humble, Hungry, and Smart. For those not familiar with Lencioni’s work, he also authored another one of my favorites, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Building successful teams
Philip Humbert reminded me of the importance of building fences. Philip sends a weekly newsletter that is waiting for me each and every Sunday morning. The TIPS Title recently was Good Fences Make Us Rich. He has consistently been creating this weekly newsletter and he always makes me think. He continually asks me a more beautiful question as
Since school days we’ve been exposed to natural leaders – people who tend to take charge among their peers and are the popular choice to captain teams and lead groups. A good example is David Beckham who retired from professional soccer this year after leading his team, Paris St. Germain, to victory and the top
Work 4.0 as a catchphrase for work changing technology may be new but is rapidly becoming familiar here in Germany. It is considered serious enough to support a two year federal study that concludes this year.
Beep. Ring. Honk. Strum. Chirp. Whatever your “alert” of choice, in today’s constantly connected world, these sounds from our phones are hard, if not impossible, to ignore. Ask yourself: What would happen if I didn’t immediately respond to that text, email, voicemail, smoke signal, etc? What happened to the 9-to-5 job? What happened to the line
Laurie O’Donnell continues the discussion on today’s critical need to define a corporate sense of purpose in any talent strategy In today’s changing world, CEOs are under more pressure to transform, adapt and align organisations to succeed or, increasingly, just to survive. With so many business-critical issues demanding attention, should they also take responsibility for