Category: Hiring

4 Characteristics of an Effective Leader

Written by Matt Schwartz on March 29, 2013

On November 6th 2012, a record number of Americans took part in a hiring process of sorts. The president is the chief executive of the federal government and is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Electing the President […]

Can Your Executive Search Firm Handle Your Position?

Written by Matt Schwartz on July 16, 2012

When interviewing and evaluating retained executive search firms for a senior-level role in your organization, let intuition be your guide. Start with the questions. Even before being hired, the initial questions that a search firms asks—about your company culture, your […]

Putting a Positive Spin on Executive Search

Written by Matt Schwartz on August 17, 2012

We’ll just come out and say it: Executive Search Recruiters share a reputation as a shifty lot. They can be perceived—by clients and candidates—as overly aggressive, overly persistent, imprecise, inaccurate…and expensive. But this mindset is taxing…especially if you have a […]

Is The Art of Courtship Dead?

Written by Matt Schwartz on May 14, 2012

Acquiring senior-level recruits might feel like a transaction: you pinpoint a candidate, make an offer, negotiate the deal, and close. If so, it’s a transaction on the most human possible level. For that reason, you’ve got to create comfort—or risk […]

Introducing "Transformational Talent"

Written by Matt Schwartz on May 21, 2012

Last Thursday, we launched a new group on LinkedIn, and we’re excited to tell you about it. It’s called Transformational Talent, and it’s a global network dedicated to the re-imagination of business worldwide. As corporate America continues to shrink, there […]

To Post or Not to Post Active Searches?

Written by Matt Schwartz on March 26, 2012

In the world of retained executive search, the accepted protocol is clear. Posting or socializing active search listings is a major no-no. Why? One perception is that it’s easier to post a search than to work one’s network…and therefore lazier. Another […]

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