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 […]
“Depending on your talent needs, you’ll probably sleep better” The law of cause and effect says there are no accidents. Everything happens as the result of a cause. In the business of hiring executive talent, that means your success is directly dependent on the steps you take, the process you adopt. Luck is not an […]
Management Boards in Europe and Central Europe have been slowly undergoing changes. On the one hand, the US and the UK investment companies have invested in several local Banks, turning them around and changing the profiles of the new board in South East Europe as well as the fall-out of Brexit with UK banks entering […]
In many ways, yes. But that’s a GOOD thing.” If you are one of the 16 million people who watched the season finale of Game of Thrones, you have a year to wait before finding out if the zombies take over Westeros. If your nightmares are about little green robots taking over the workspace, you […]
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 […]
Research conducted by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) identifies Recruiting as the second most critical area of focus for HR leaders. As we enter the latter half of 2017, that field is getting still more challenging. Heads of HR are preparing for critical talent shortages as mid-sized companies face fierce competition from larger organizations. As […]
Preparation is arguably the most important aspect of hiring the right person. The time invested in clarifying the role, describing ideal candidates, and establishing the selection criteria ensures emotions are only an appropriate part of the hiring decision, not a significant factor. Advance planning places the focus on what is truly important for success in […]
Guest article by Karen Greenbaum, CEO and President of the global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) which has 6,000 members worldwide. This article first appeared in Forbes. Leadership today is more complex than ever. The growth of technology has ushered in an unprecedented rate of rapid and constant change. Today’s business environment […]
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 […]
Several articles have recently been published focusing on the increased trend of “In-House Recruiting” and the search for C-level talent without external recruiters. I agree that this is an increasingly popular trend, but published reports have been slow to acknowledge the challenges that have surfaced as organizations attempt to navigate this new territory. The biggest […]
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 […]
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.