The True Cost Of A Bad Executive Hire [Infographic]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Feb 10, 2015

People are a businesses most valuable resource. Actively finding and attracting top talent is a never-ending task for any company that aspires to be the best.

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Foresight! – The Must Have Competency for Business Leaders in 2015.

Written by Luke Webber on Jan 12, 2015

Foresight is ‘to have the ability to predict what will happen or be needed in the future.’

Pace of change has accelerated so quickly in modern times that by the time you read this, an event will have no doubt occurred somewhere in your business. Prime examples of these are; a lucrative contract signed, a sale, a meeting with marketing, a change in budget or a change in personnel.  The future is always upon you and this is inevitable therefore, I ask the question.  Are you in control of every event that has happened in your organisation and did you expect them to occur?

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Why job searching shouldn't be a New Year's Resolution

Written by Anne Beitel on Dec 16, 2014

Golden parachutes being available for only the most elite of corporate executives, it’s probably true that there’s no good time to be out of work. There do, however, appear to be times of the year when it may be better or worse to be looking for work – or, if you’re an employer, looking to hire.

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Embargoes and How They Can Make Executive Search Firms Less Effective

Written by Anne Beitel on Dec 03, 2014

The concept of an embargo has its roots in maritime shipping, but it has a modern relevance to the world of recruitment, particularly executive search. When engaging an executive search provider, it's important to understand whether any embargoes are in place, and their scope.

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You Want the Employee to Start When? The Lowdown on Recruitment Lead Times

Written by Anne Beitel on Nov 24, 2014

Companies seeking to recruit a new employee tend to fall into two distinct camps vis-à-vis the urgency of the hire. In one camp, the hire is planned; it’s part of that year’s business plan, with a thorough and complete job description and expected costings detailed down to the penny. In the other, the hire is unexpected, occasioned by various possible but unforeseen eventualities, positive or negative: An employee leaving or being asked to leave, a new business opportunity that requires skills not present in the team, unexpected growth, or any combination of these or similar reasons.

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The Debate Over Defining Interim Management

Written by Anne Beitel on Nov 03, 2014

Those not immersed in interim management might be surprised to learn that there’s quite the controversy over its definition. Almost every interim management provider, as well as trade body the Interim Management Association, address the issue via their websites and marketing material and all differ in their opinions.

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The Myth of the “True” Interim Executive

Written by Anne Beitel on Oct 29, 2014

In the interim management industry there’s a common line of thinking that interim managers have a critical inflection point in their careers, before which they were regular employees, and afterwards they are interim managers forever – “true” interim managers. Observed deviations from this are described as mistakes: The executive found they were mistaken about being an interim manager and went back to being a permanent employee, where they belonged.

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The Power and Limits of Negotiating at the Time of Hire or Engagement

Written by Anne Beitel on Oct 29, 2014

Executives seeking a new role who have made it past the first hurdles of CV, short-list and interview(s) eventually confront the final obstacle: Negotiating an acceptable job offer.

This makes many people nervous, especially those with jobs that don’t regularly involve negotiation.

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The One Question to Ask the Headhunter to Predict Whether You'll Get the Job

Written by Anne Beitel on Sep 30, 2014

Here’s an insider secret. There’s one simple question you can ask a recruiter to get a sense of the odds of your winning the role. Depending on the answer, you could stand an 800% better chance of getting hired.

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Data reveal best time of year to hire, find a job

Written by Anne Beitel on Jul 31, 2014

Golden parachutes being available for only the most elite of corporate executives, it’s probably true that there’s no good time to be out of work. There do, however, appear to be times of the year when it may be better or worse to be looking for work – or, if you’re an employer, looking to hire.

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