Category: Recruiting

  • Executive Search Should NOT Be A Mysterious Process

    For years, I have been making presentations on “How To Work With A Recruiter” for varying groups of executives.  There seems to be a great deal of mystique surrounding what executive search firms do/how we perform our work.  Let’s try to demystify the...

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  • Contingent vs. Retained Search: Don’t Accept That E-mail!

    3 Different Clients - 3 Similar Stories - All Within The Last Few Months Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates is a retained-only search firm.  For over 25 years, this has been our business.  We have never wavered . . . . never taking on contingent...

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  • The GREAT Resignation: Do I Have Enough and Have I Had Enough?

    I speak on employment and economic topics with some frequency.  The start of the year often finds me addressing the economy and business trends with varying professional groups.  I speak on employment topics throughout the year.  The job market we are in...

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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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  • Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

    We have reached a very exciting milestone here at Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates: We are proud to be celebrating 25 years in business! The idea to establish the firm came about in 1996. Then business partners at Career Dynamics (a career management...

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  • Being Prepared for an Active Job Market

    You weren’t expecting a key position to become open, but it is happening with greater frequency. In a ‘normal’ economy with low unemployment (think pre-COVID), it is considered a sign of confidence in the market when people leave their jobs voluntarily and...

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  • Employment and Unemployment

    If you follow me on LinkedIn or Twitter (and thank you for doing so), you know that I post economic updates.  My posts include links to the Employment Trends Index® (from The Conference Board) as well as government unemployment numbers.  I don’t pretend to...

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  • Family and Privately-Held Businesses

    One of the focus areas of Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates is working with family-owned and closely-held businesses. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with newer family enterprises, as well as those with long and proud histories. Clients have...

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  • Labor Market Information

    Yesterday, I ‘attended’ a Webinar on the Labor Market (and its Short Term Outlook).  It was presented by The Conference Board (see https://conference-board.org/us/).  While there were three presenters, the main...

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  • Ethics – Still in the Forefront

    This year has been ‘different’ – no matter who you are or what you do, the rules have changed.  We go into buildings wearing a mask (who ever thought that going into a bank wearing a mask would be acceptable behavior).  We silently judge people when they...

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