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Corporate Culture | 3 Questions a CEO Should Ask

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Great corporate culture can make the difference between a good company and a great company. The people factor is just as vital to the success of an organization as the technology/product and the funding/financials. Here are three questions a CEO should ask regarding the effectiveness of their corporate culture: Does your corporate culture have a […]

Company Culture | How to avoid Cookie-cutter Hiring

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Culture fit has been put into question as it is perceived to some as a way to hire the same type of people to an organization and in so doing is reducing the diversity as opposed to increasing an organization’s overall effectiveness. In defining your company culture you should look at how diverse ideas, thoughts, […]

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 […]

Tips for Hiring at Full Employment

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Full employment is defined by unemployment at less than 5%. Hiring at full employment takes different skills than hiring in other employment markets. I have included some pointers here on how to hire during full employment. In order to attract “A” candidates, you need to be an “A” company. If you are an “A” company […]

Recruitment Impacted by 4 Workplace Trends in 2017

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The year of 2016 was a great year for hiring with an increase in median pay of 3.1% over 2015, the fastest pace in 3 years. There are also a record number of unfilled jobs 5.85 million in April of 2016. Given these statistics, 2017 is a great time to maximize recruitment efforts. Workplace trends […]

Interview Guide for Executive Hiring Managers

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We have received input from executive level candidates on their candidate experience and thought it worth sharing so you can ace your executive candidate interviews. Whether or not you are interested in the executive candidate for the role, the candidate should walk away from your interview/company with the best of impressions, wanting them to want […]

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 […]

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