5 Reasons Why Executive Searches Fail

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With the recent announcement that the unemployment rate has dropped below 5%, the task of finding top executive talent has gotten that much harder.  We’re in the midst of a talent market which means that A-level executives will need a compelling reason to move from their current role to a position with your company.  And […]

3 Signs it is Time to Outsource an Executive Search

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With our recent launch of Hager On-Demand, we thought it a good time to share why you may want to outsource your entire executive search or just certain portions. Since our focus is on executive hiring, the focus of this blog is geared specifically to executive search. Of course, there are other reasons to outsource […]

The Critical Difference between Passive Talent and Active Talent

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We recently concluded a search for client who asked us to source passive executive level talent for a critical role in their organization.  As an Executive Search Firm, it’s not unusual for a client to request us to hunt for successful people who are actively working in their industry and alert them to our client’s […]

When to Use a Retained Executive Search Firm

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Retained Executive Search Firms are effective for different reasons The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) conducted a survey on the use of Retained Executive Search Firms for key openings and compared the choice to other resources used such as internal recruiting departments, contingent recruiters, and RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing). In eight out of nine situations, […]

Paying for the Know How

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There’s a plot line in the latter half of James Michener’s sprawling novel Chesapeake that bears an interesting parallel to what many professional service providers face when trying to explain their offering to potential clients. Michener’s story includes a scene where a vacationing tourist’s sailboat runs aground in the surprisingly shallow Chesapeake Bay.  A local […]

Peeple app “an evolution in recruitment solutions”? Hardly.

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Controversial App Peeple Thinks It Can Make LinkedIn ‘More Relevant’ Greg Lamboy from Hager Executive Search interviewed for article about controversial app. We were recently contacted by Inc. Magazine to give our opinion of the Peeple app and how it might be related to executive search.  If you’re unfamiliar, Peeple describes itself as an app […]

The talent market has changed. Has your hiring process?

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As Executive Search consultants, we’ve seen a myriad of changes in the talent market over the last decade.  In the mid 2000’s it was the “War for Talent” with employers offering whatever they could in terms of perks and benefits to attract capable people.  During the economic downturn, it seemed everyone was simply looking for […]

6 Signs You Should Invest in Executive Candidate Experience

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Candidate experience  is the process of candidate introduction to your company from the beginning to the end of an executive search. The candidate experience should be seamless and the process should be fine-tuned to ensure that all  interactions represent a positive experience for the “A” talent community that you are seeking. Listed below are 6 […]

3 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Your Employer Brand

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Employer brand is the reputation your company has with the targeted talent community that your company needs/wants to draw from. If you are losing candidates to your competitors, and getting frustrated that you are not the employer of choice with your targeted talent community, there are things you can do to change that. Let’s start […]