Category: Recruiting

  • 2 Dimensional Versus 3 Dimensional Interaction

    With each candidate call we make, regardless of the search – across all industries and functions, the first question we get relates to where work will take place.  The questions are varied but all have the same theme: Is hybrid an option? ...

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  • Thank you for a fantastic year!

    2022 – a wild year for Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates.  We continued to see high activity in the job market.  What does that mean? Three of our searches at the start of this year (from three different industries and in three different...

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  • Being Less Professional With The Search Firm?

    I was recently told by a candidate I was screening for a Vice President (of Human Resources) position that he was answering me ‘directly’ but would be more professional when really being interviewed by the employer.  We Are Paid To Assess...

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  • But Wait – There’s More . . . . . Search Ethics Continued

    Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding last month’s Blog about Search Ethics.  This topic captured the attention of many – and I sincerely appreciate the interest and the dialogue that resulted.  There’s more to address on each topic...

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  • The Basics of Search Ethics

    Each time I meet with a prospective client, I bring and/or electronically share an agenda.  One of the topics listed is Ethics (actually Ethical Standards).  It never fails to provoke conversation.  It is an area that is...

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  • 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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