What Should My Executive Talent Search Look Like?

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Finding an executive that fits into your organization can involve a grueling effort. One study found that it can take up to two months just to make a shortlist of candidates, with a final decision likely happening more than three months after the search was launched. It’s a complicated process. However, this level of scrutiny… Read more »

Change This One Thing in Your Recruitment Process to Attract More Talent

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A tight labor market means you need to use every tool to find and recruit the best talent. There are lots of strategies that can improve your ability to attract top employees. That said, one factor can single-handedly push your hiring efforts to the next level: effective employer branding. In the modern economy, marketing has… Read more »

How Long Should My Executive Search Take?

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Generally speaking, a company will take about three months to make an executive hire. Typically, this includes a preliminary process of about two months preparing a shortlist of candidates, followed by another month or so of making a final decision. From your point of view, that means even a successful process could involve months of… Read more »

Should Childcare Be Added to Your Employee Benefits Package?

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Given the tight labor market that has emerged in the post-pandemic era, you need to take every step possible to appeal to top candidates. That includes working parents attempting to regain their career footing following COVID disruptions. To better position yourself for these candidates, should you add childcare to your employee benefits package? These programs… Read more »

Improve Your Employee Retention Strategy for 2022

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As the year starts, 2022 looks like it will experience a complicated labor market. Companies are still scrambling for workers and facing the prospect of higher wages. You need to do everything you can to keep your best employees happy. The current economic conditions put a premium on retention. But are you doing enough to… Read more »

Best Practices for Hiring Your Remote Management Team

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The pandemic has spurred a massive expansion of work-at-home options. That means new corporate structures, fresh scheduling options, and, maybe more importantly, the need for different management techniques. Is your hiring system optimized to find the best remote management team? Answering this question the right way could have a crucial impact on your ability to… Read more »

What to Do When a Candidate Wants Too Much Money

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Your long recruitment process is finally over: you’ve found the perfect candidate. You send an offer, but you get a disappointing reply. They want more money. Not just more – too much. Much more than you’d ever considered for that position. Now what? In the abstract, of course, it’s easy to suggest the obvious. You… Read more »

Best Practices for Performance Management While Remote

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As a good supervisor, you strive to get the best out your team, no matter the circumstances. However, that task gets trickier when direct oversight isn’t actually possible. In those situations, you need to upgrade your managing game. To do that, you should implement the best practices for performance management to get the most out… Read more »

Why Your Offboarding Process Can Actually Improve Employee Retention

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Breakups are hard. It’s as true in business as it is in relationships. When employees leave, it can create an awkward situation. This is true no matter the circumstances, But managing the departure the right way can create significant value. Having a strong offboarding process can actually improve employee retention. At the same time, it… Read more »

This Year’s Recruiting Trends to Land Top Talent

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It felt good to finally say “goodbye” to 2020. Unfortunately, 2021 isn’t off to a much better start. All signs point to another complicated year…but that doesn’t mean you can put business on hold and wait for better circumstances. You still need to build and manage your team, which involves leveraging this year’s recruiting trends… Read more »