Category: Retained Search

  • 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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  • When You Meet Someone, Tell Them What You Do!

    A ‘Networking’ Goal It’s a rule in networking . . . . . you are at a non-business-related function (a neighborhood party, a school activity for one of your children, etc.).  You meet someone - and you become known as Michelle’s father or Adam’s...

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  • Certificate In Family Business Advising

    The employment marketplace - more complex every day.  Since the start of the pandemic, every person has had a chance to reflect on work, life, balance, etc.  The outcomes for each individual are as diverse as the people themselves.  What we have found -...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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