Design a better talent strategy using workforce data

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LinkedIn published a helpful blog on the SF Bay Area hiring and workforce trends for 2017. This workforce data can greatly improve your company’s talent strategy in 2018. I have included the link to the article here:   Valuable workforce data on migration to the San Francisco Bay area is included in the […]

Hiring Trends for 2018 | How to Make a Positive Impact

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As we have just began 2018, thought it a great time to focus on the Employer hiring trends for 2018. Indeed published a great survey highlighting hiring trends for the upcoming year. I have included the link here. To sum up the hiring trend findings, here are the key points:   61% of companies […]

Understanding the Different Types of Executive Search

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This blog post on understanding the different types of executive search has been our most successful so thought it worth a refresh as some of the information has changed since we originally posted. There are different types of Executive Search and each is effective in its own way. The difference is primarily in the level of […]

5 Reasons Why Executive Searches Fail

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With the recent announcement that the unemployment rate has dropped below 5%, the task of finding top executive talent has gotten that much harder.  We’re in the midst of a talent market which means that A-level executives will need a compelling reason to move from their current role to a position with your company.  And […]

3 Signs it is Time to Outsource an Executive Search

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With our recent launch of Hager On-Demand, we thought it a good time to share why you may want to outsource your entire executive search or just certain portions. Since our focus is on executive hiring, the focus of this blog is geared specifically to executive search. Of course, there are other reasons to outsource […]

The Critical Difference between Passive Talent and Active Talent

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We recently concluded a search for client who asked us to source passive executive level talent for a critical role in their organization.  As an Executive Search Firm, it’s not unusual for a client to request us to hunt for successful people who are actively working in their industry and alert them to our client’s […]

When to Use a Retained Executive Search Firm

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Retained Executive Search Firms are effective for different reasons The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) conducted a survey on the use of Retained Executive Search Firms for key openings and compared the choice to other resources used such as internal recruiting departments, contingent recruiters, and RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing). In eight out of nine situations, […]

Paying for the Know How

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There’s a plot line in the latter half of James Michener’s sprawling novel Chesapeake that bears an interesting parallel to what many professional service providers face when trying to explain their offering to potential clients. Michener’s story includes a scene where a vacationing tourist’s sailboat runs aground in the surprisingly shallow Chesapeake Bay.  A local […]