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You’re ready to switch jobs. You’ve found a likely position and the process is moving towards the negotiation stage. How much of a pay raise should you ask for? In the post-pandemic world, pay rates are rising throughout the economy. That puts you in a good position. The tight labor market gives you significant leverage… Read more »

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The rise of the work-at-home trend has sparked a lot of changes. Work schedules, home lives, and wardrobes have all come under scrutiny. But what about pay rates? How will remote work impact your salary? We have entered a new era. The pandemic has taken the long-simmering trend of remote work and turned a flamethrower… Read more »

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To a certain extent, every organization relies on performance management. The process allows you to develop your team and unlock each individual’s full potential. And yet, most leaders find their performance management procedures lacking. A survey conducted by CEB found that 95% of managers felt their system needed improvement. So, if you’re like 19 out… Read more »

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Turnover is a fact of life at any company. However, while occasional departures represent a normal part of business, you shouldn’t see a stampede to the exits. If everyone is quitting at your work, you might want to take the hint. According to Mercer, the average turnover among U.S. companies tracks at around 22%. However,… Read more »

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Top executives like to take credit when things go well. But do they blame themselves enough when things go wrong? A key part of leadership involves realizing your own mistakes and taking the steps necessary to become a better manager. According to one estimate, bad management costs U.S. corporations $360 billion a year. That’s right,… Read more »

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You invest a lot in your hiring process. A study conducted a few years ago by the Society for Human Resource Management found that the average cost-per-hire tops $4,000. Meanwhile, the process of bringing in a new employee takes more than 40 days on average. That doesn’t even take into account the resources and effort… Read more »

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Everyone knows networking is essential to building a career. This is even more true for C-Suite positions, where the hiring process almost always comes down to relationships.  For these high-level executive positions, networking becomes the golden ticket. Managing professional connections is important at every level of the corporate hierarchy. A study conducted by LinkedIn showed… Read more »

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You’ve spent years developing specialized skills and a deep wealth of information about your industry. You need a leadership position that will get the most out of this targeted knowledge. That’s why you need an executive recruiter with a standout reputation within your niche. But how do you find these gems? A niche recruiter will… Read more »

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Your employees are crucial to your success. If they leave, you want to wish them well and welcome the fresh talent that arrives behind them. However, departing workers can also pose a security risk. As a result, you need a plan in place to ensure security when an employee quits. It’s a problem that’s likely… Read more »

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Securing a spot in another C-Suite requires tact and the application of a special set of skills. Yes, you need to take steps to find a new position as an executive. But that process doesn’t look the typical “job search” you would use for other professions. Adding your name to another company’s leadership roster isn’t… Read more »