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Aug

27

2018
Total Talent Management

Total Talent Management

Total talent management integrates and engages a full range of talent sources from traditional to non-traditional employees. Modern organizations do not look like those you or your parents worked at two or three decades ago. Traditional organizational structures and hierarchies have been broken down. In its place, new ones have arisen that include workers both in and outside the organization. This new structure adopted by...

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Aug

26

2018
Sales 101: Sales Hunters Vs. Sales Farmers

Sales 101: Sales Hunters Vs. Sales Farmers

Pam Wasley’s experience has taught her that you can’t find sales hunters and sales farmers in the same person. It’s just not possible. The sales department is what drives your company. No matter how amazing your product is, nobody will know about it until somebody tells them. Salespeople are responsible for getting that information out there to attract first-time customers and close big deals. Both...

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Aug

25

2018
Don’t Assume Everybody Understands Your Terminology: How We Explain The Gig Economy

Don’t Assume Everybody Understands Your Terminology: How We Explain The Gig Economy

We provide executive expertise on an interim, advising or consulting basis. In short we provide talent to the gig economy. Even though we’ve been doing it for over 13 years, we still need to explain what an ‘interim executive’ or ‘gig economy’ is to new contacts. Recently, we gave a presentation on the gig economy at a conference for CEO’s and CEO coaches and something...

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Aug

15

2018
How to Find the Right Business Partner

How to Find the Right Business Partner

“Kristen actually became my business partner by happenstance. We ended up being on the same board of directors and found that we worked and communicated really well together. It was great! We didn’t have to work on the partnership at the board because we were so in sync. She told me what I needed and I told her what she needed.” – Pamela Wasley  ...

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Aug

13

2018
The Art of Delegating Tasks in a Growing Business

The Art of Delegating Tasks in a Growing Business

Just as with any new business, Cerius Executives went through growing pains in its early days. Partners Pam and Kristen recounted some of the lessons they learned and how they mastered the art of delegating tasks in a growing business.   Delegating Tasks in a Growing Business: Don’t hesitate in handing over the reins When a business is starting out, the budget is small and...

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Jul

26

2018
Cerius Business Today – A CPA’s ABC’s

Cerius Business Today – A CPA’s ABC’s

  Today, Pam and Kristen are talking with Managing Partner of KSJG Larry Gregson about a CPA’s ABC’s. Included in this podcast: The best time to do tax planning. Pass through income and tax deductions Things every business should do to be financially strong.   To learn about how Cerius Interim Management can help you, please visit our home page by clicking here.    


Jul

24

2018
Executive Search Evolution: How Are Executives Like Cars? Buy vs. Lease

Executive Search Evolution: How Are Executives Like Cars? Buy vs. Lease

Like the auto industry, executive search is evolving. The age-old model of hiring an executive through internal recruitment resources or hiring an executive search firm needs to adapt to the needs of organizations looking for a more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective model. By Kristen McAlister Sitting in rush hour traffic starting a three-hour commute from San Francisco to Monterey Bay, the endless stream of taillights...

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Jul

23

2018
The Speed You Gain From Interim Management

The Speed You Gain From Interim Management

One of the best things about interim management is the speed. Talent comes and goes as quick as you want. There’s no paperwork to get through or severance packages to deliver. Hiring the services of an independent contractor for short-time projects gives you more hours of work instead of the hours you lose in recruiting, hiring and letting people go. The process starts with defining...

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Jul

21

2018
Modifying Business Operations is Like Changing the Tires on a Moving Bus

Modifying Business Operations is Like Changing the Tires on a Moving Bus

Modifying business operations while your business is up and running is complex and challenging. But if done the right way, it can reap huge benefits! Have you ever tried changing a car’s tires while it was in motion? Seems like a silly question to ask. Even in NASCAR, they stop the car for 11 seconds or so. I recently had a client say to me,...

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Jul

20

2018
Sell Yourself and Your Business with a Story

Sell Yourself and Your Business with a Story

A story that can sell yourself and your business is the most effective marketing strategy Never underestimate what a good story can do for your marketing strategy. It allows you to communicate your brand and explain how you serve others. Here’s an example of how one executive built his business with a story. Business Case Study: Sell yourself – To the Arctic and Back Mike...

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