Tag: executive search


Dec

05

2019
The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 2 – Interim Executives Show Their True Leadership Skills Through This Process

The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 2 – Interim Executives Show Their True Leadership Skills Through This Process

After working together on a project basis, the executive and company may realize there is a good longer-term fit. That’s a win-win for everyone. But if it’s not a good fit long-term, not to worry; the executive still achieved the goals, and everybody parts as friends. Along those same lines, we often see organizations that use a project basis to permanent basis model end up...

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Dec

04

2019
The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 1

The Benefits of Hiring Executives From a Project-to-Permanent Basis Part 1

When a full-time executive is needed for the longer-term, one of the best ways to increase your chances of selecting the right executive while still making progress within the company, however, is to bring an executive in on a project basis. Realistically, there is never a shortage of projects that need to get done. How quickly can an executive assess conditions, put a plan together,...

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Nov

28

2019
Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 9 – Use Personality Assessments and References in Your Decision Process

Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 9 – Use Personality Assessments and References in Your Decision Process

Some culture assessments on the market can be very insightful. We are not experts in the range of such instruments, nor in the selection process of which is best for any specific organization. What we have learned through more than a decade of working with organizations of every size, however, is how to leverage such instruments as part of the vetting process, including what they...

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Sep

02

2019
How Executive Search Is Becoming More Like the Auto Industry

How Executive Search Is Becoming More Like the Auto Industry

Businesses are discovering a new executive search option to supplement their leadership and execute their business strategies similar to leasing a car. This is an excerpt from our new book The Executive Search where we break down the interim executive option. The two of us—Pamela and Kristen—make a great business team partially because we have very little, other than core values, in common. That means...

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Aug

31

2019
How Executive Search Is Pivoting to Meet the New Business Model Needs

How Executive Search Is Pivoting to Meet the New Business Model Needs

Chapter 3 of our book The Executive Search explores how executive search is meeting new and emerging needs in the business world. The best kept secret (in North American business) is finally out – Here’s how it’s made executive search so much easier. In a beautiful British accent, the caller on the other end starts the conversation with, “So what is the hang-up with Americans and...

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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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