What to expect from an executive search process

One day you could unexpectedly be contacted by a search firm with a prospective opportunity that may be worth giving serious consideration to. If after a first screening call, both parties agree to continue the conversation, be prepared for a rigorous search process to ensue!

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The dilemma of choosing an assessment instrument (I)

  Psychometric tools are frequently used in training, coaching and for development purposes. Some describe personality traits based on Jungian theory of types, others focus on describing behaviors in work related situations: management or leadership styles, communication, negotiation, problem solving or thinking and learning preferences.…

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How the recruitment experience impacts employer branding

  Employer branding has been preoccupying talent leaders for quite some time due to its increasing importance in attracting, hiring and retaining top professionals. Building a strong candidate pipeline is indeed dependent on the company’s ability to differentiate itself in the talent market and to…

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The secret to a successful interview: preparation

  Interviewing is hard! Don’t think that recruiters are not aware of this just because they are on the other side of the table. We understand how stressful the entire process can be for a candidate and that is why we believe that preparation is…

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Getting in touch with search firms & Staying top of mind

The first rule for spontaneous introductions to headhunting firms is simple; do your research and focus on the firms that are in line with your areas of expertise (functional and / or industry) and therefore can best support you to attain your career objective.

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Networking should become your lifelong habit

  A while back we wrote about the role of networking from an executive search firm’s perspective to develop talent pipelines. But how should networking be managed from a candidate’s perspective and how do they get the most of it. Let’s consider why professionals network…

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