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Reasons Why Executive Recruiters Often Fail

The success of any company is heavily reliant on the competence of its C-level staff—the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and, depending on the structure of the organization, possibly a few other titles in the same tier. For executive recruiters, the task of finding the right talent, therefore, assumes a special urgency. A bad hire in the executive ranks will likely lead to rippling effects that could cause irreparable harm to the client. Recruiters definitely need to bring their A-game when it comes to landing C-suite talent—but often this just doesn’t [...]

September 25th, 2017|Categories: New Features|Tags: , |

Ways to Avoid Cookie-Cutter Recruiting

When it comes to executive recruiting, we all want to find those dynamic, creative, impassioned individuals who know how to promote growth and excellence within an organization. What we don’t want is the middle-of-the-pack careerist who may have satisfactory credentials on paper but can’t really deliver the goods in a corporate environment: a cookie-cutter candidate, so to speak. Yet, how can you, as a recruiter, avoid settling for mediocrity in your executive search? We have a few suggestions. Consider “Off-Center” Candidates – The most logical approach to recruiting is to find candidates who have a proven track record of carrying [...]

September 18th, 2017|Categories: New Features|Tags: , |

Healthcare Recruiting: Finding the Right Candidate

To say that the healthcare sector is important to our society is to be guilty of massive understatement. Most everyone comes into contact with the healthcare system in one capacity or another—even those of us who like to boast that we hardly ever get sick. We get our annual flu shot from the local clinic, we stop by the doctor’s office for a checkup, we take prescription pills supplied to us by the pharmacist, we help family members with their medical issues and rehabilitation efforts—in sum, we either deal with the healthcare system ourselves or we know someone who does. [...]

September 8th, 2017|Categories: New Features|Tags: , |

Growth Strategies for Recruiting Firms

In the business world, you’re generally either growing or shrinking. Recruiting firms are no exception to this principle. To stay at the cutting edge of the field, you need to direct your efforts toward not just holding the status quo but moving upward and onward. What can you do as a recruiter to encourage the kind of growth you need to thrive? That’s the Million Dollar Question, and, while there is no simple answer, there are some strategies that can significantly increase your chances of success. Calculate the ROI on New Hires – As the scope of your business operations [...]

September 1st, 2017|Categories: New Features|Tags: , |

Tips for Growing Your Healthcare Recruiting Agency

There is no doubt that the healthcare sector will remain an important part of the U.S. economy for years to come. It’s not just that health care is, for obvious reasons, indispensable to society. The march of time is another factor. Due to the aging of the Boomer generation, as well as the general increase in the national population, the need for trained medical personnel will only rise in the coming years. That’s certainly good news for persons employed in this industry. For healthcare recruiters, however, the news is mixed. Finding the right talent for a given position can be [...]

August 25th, 2017|Categories: New Features|Tags: , |

Reasons Why Recruiters Hire the Wrong Person

Recruiting is an art—and like all artistic endeavors, it can easily result in failure. Even the most diligent recruiters have horror stories about disastrously poor employees who somehow got through the screening process. One survey found that a staggering 95% of companies make bad hires every year.1 It can happen to any recruiter, but when it does, you should take the opportunity to reflect on what went wrong—that’s the best way to minimize the likelihood that you’ll make the same mistake in the future. Many bad hires often result from a few common yet suboptimal recruiting habits; let’s take this [...]

August 18th, 2017|Categories: New Features, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |