Category: Career Management

  • Finding & Keeping Key Employees

    This past month, I was honored to be a speaker for a Family Business group on the topic of Finding & Keeping Key Non-Family Employees.  As I told the person responsible for the program, ‘keeping’ was going to be my focus...

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  • What 25 Years of Executive Recruiting Has Taught Us

    Our 25th anniversary celebrations continue!  As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we have created a list of 25 bullet points representing some of the lessons we have learned and observations we have made over the years. Last month, we shared the...

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  • Honored and Humbled – Thank You!

    Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates has been named to the Forbes' 2021 America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms list. We are proud to have been recognized on this list for the past five years (and we are the top-listed Minnesota firm). See ...

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  • 2021 Terminology – and NEW Interpretations!

    Who knew that the names Zoom, WebEx, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting would become part of our vocabulary – and our lives.  (Does anyone use Skype anymore?)   Each year (or two), I update a list of terms that are somewhat trendy – and definitely...

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  • Bringing People Back TO The Office – Are We Better At Home Or ‘At Work’?

    It’s novel (at least it was) – working from home.  When you joined your employer, you asked about flexibility – hoping that work from home was an option at least some of the time.  Sick child?  Work from home.  Winter storm?  Work from...

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  • Tough Times Bring New Behaviors

    No one would wish our current COVID-19 environment on anyone.  It is a tough time for our country, our families, our friends and our businesses.  We are in this together – and will get through it.  We hope and pray it will be as quick and painless as...

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  • Thanksgiving – So Much To Be Thankful For

    It’s Thanksgiving morning (about 7:00 a.m.).  I’d usually be at work by now (on a ‘regular’ Thursday).  It’s quiet at my house – it’s time to look at this holiday, but from more of a work perspective.  Thanksgiving – there are...

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  • Impression Management – The Sequel

    I was reading an article, “What’s in a Handshake?” (by Peter Newfield) and was brought back to my father (may he rest in peace).  I remember him teaching me to shake hands – a firm (but NOT too firm/hurtful) handshake and the importance of looking the...

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  • Impression Management

    “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  This was a Head & Shoulders (shampoo) ad from the past.  This was also said to me in 10th grade English class – a story for another time.  Candidate Market ...

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  • Summer Job Experience - Skills Still Critical Today

    As the owner of an Executive Search Firm, we are retained to help organizations hire people – executives at the Director, Vice President and C-Suite level.  We work across industries and functions.  We work with employers of all...

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