Category: Recruiting

  • Confidentiality!

    The vast majority of candidates that we contact for the retained/executive searches are happily, busily and gainfully employed.  When we reach out to them, we do not know if they are open to a move.  We don’t even know if they are open to our call.  We,...

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  • How To Work With Recruiters

    Every few months, I meet with a group of executives in transition to present on the topic, How To Work With Recruiters.  Themes There are commonly three themes to the discussion.  In short, they are: We (Retained...

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  • Ethics

    I was reading Friday’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (from October 12, 2018).  There is a program coming up called the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics.  The accompanying information says the program is an opportunity to...

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  • Who Is Doing Your Search Work?

    I was recently at a networking event and ran into one of my well-respected local competitors.  We were talking about the economy and our industry.  We were both pleasantly busy.  He commented, however, that his focus was to get out of the daily candidate...

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  • Creativity Counts (Okay - Not Always!)

    I should not have to repeat this message every six months.  But we are being tested . . . . . people are being more creative.  Two stories need to be told - one from the news (politics); one about one of our candidates.   We have...

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  • The Boutique Search Firm Advantage

    Clients often ask search firms how they are different from others.  There are many angles from which to view a given firm’s differentiation - geographic focus, industry sector specialization, and functional focus, to name a few.  However, one of the...

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  • Honored Again – Thank You!

    We found out this month that we again made the Forbes List of Best Executive Recruiting Firms.  See ...

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  • Integrity (Tell The Truth!)

    We interview people for a living.  We don’t interview many, however.  We talk to hundreds – many of those conversations are short.  We explain why we are calling.  We explore the basics of an opportunity to see if it is appropriate for the person...

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  • Attracting/Hiring in a Tight Job Market

    Many of you know that I am a data junkie.  Each morning I have a routine that includes looking at 3 newspapers (on-line, of course), oil and gas futures, Conference Board reports and stock futures.  I tweet (follow me: @David_Magy)...

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  • It Is NOT The Job Description

    Search number 600+ started last week.  The client is a wonderful organization that we have worked with before.  We have had the privilege of placing and/or working with most of their senior team.  We have worked with them for over eight...

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