Stop Making Bad Tacos - or How to Establish an Internal Executive Search Team
by Lou Adler - Jan, 2011
As the hiring recovery gains momentum, some older recruiting strategies are coming back in vogue. One that seems to be high on many HR executives’ action plans is the need to develop an internal executive search capability within the corporate recruiting department. While the idea offers great merit, the approach many companies take is hiring recruiters or researchers who have worked in retained executive search and have them...
BranchOut vs. LinkedIn, and Recruiting Passive Candidates in 2011
by Lou Adler - Jan, 2011
Although there were some naysayers about my predictions for job growth in 2011 (Dec 14, 2010 ERE), it’s more clear that 2011 will be banner year for professional hiring, coupled with the added impact of employee churn. Even if the prediction is somewhat premature, get ready for it anyway. What else are you going to do? With that as a backdrop, consider the impact Facebook’s new career network BranchOut will have on the world...
5 Leadership Predictions for 2011
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2010
2010 is quickly coming to a close, and fortunately, so is the recession that left most leaders fearing for the future of their organizations. As you think about strategies for managing your team(s) in 2011, here are some predictions to keep in mind: Retention over layoffs For the better part of two years, you had to focus on how to let some employees go, and now it's going to be the other way around. The recessionary wo...
Change Your Hiring POV to Eliminate 50 Percent of All Hiring Errors
by Lou Adler - Dec, 2010
I have a brilliant nephew — Harvard grad, etc., — who is, shall we say, a bit left of center. He has an executive position in the California state government, which is enough to further pinpoint his political persuasion. While I love him dearly, during the holiday season we have some rather contentious discussions regarding the politics of the moment, given I’m his somewhat right-of-center uncle. While civil, at least in most...
Why Executives Hire Coaches?
by Maureen Cullen - Dec, 2010
Most successful people are self-directing and self-managing. They take initiative, they know what they want to achieve, and they have discipline. They have self-knowledge and know their strengths and weaknesses. They have action plans to follow in order to avoid procrastination and keep on track with goals. Then why would successful people seek out the services of a coach? Why do so many executives – who are already in top...
A Checklist for Sourcing and Recruiting Top Talent
by Lou Adler - Dec, 2010
In his book Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande contends that good people underperform largely due to errors of ineptitude — not doing what we know needs to be done — rather than errors of ignorance or inability. With this as a backdrop, he goes on to demonstrate that the proper use of checklists can minimize ineptitude-related problems to maximize performance. Using doctors, pilots, and construction managers he shows how to use...
Making the Most of Working With a Recruiter
by Caitlin McNally - Dec, 2010
As you know, looking for a job can be challenging and frustrating. This is especially true if you feel you've already utilized all of your resources. If your job search has been ongoing, now is the time to review some of your tools to make sure you're utilizing them to their fullest potential. For instance, have you been making the most of working with your recruiter? Recruiters can work as an extension of your job search a...
RECRUITING AND RETAINING TOP TALENT
by Dr. John Meeker - Nov, 2010
The most critical part of recruiting is to identify top talent, not only for the immediate open position but for other roles that will emerge over time. I found in my experience with managing academic, business and nonprofit organizations, the recruiting process must link with retention strategies. TO RECRUIT TOP TALENT, I RECOMMEND: • Define requirements of immediate role, project potential future roles, and define best fi...
How to Lead in 2025
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2010
The business world will change dramatically in the next 10-25 years. For one thing, due to a declining worldwide birthrate, the U.S., China, India, Europe, and parts of South America will struggle with labor shortages as the Baby Boomers retire en masse. Global corporations will increase in size even as they become flatter in structure, virtual workspaces will become commonplace, social welfare will be a priority, and tech...
7 Ways to Save Money While Launching Your Business
by Tai Goodwin - Nov, 2010
When it comes to launching your business, your most critical resources are time and money. Any book on launching a business will outline the need for long term saving – making sure you have money to live on and to cover expenses for at least the first year of being a full-time business owner. I’ve just added a new report to the Brilliant Network for mastermind members with 50 money saving tips. Here’s a sneak peak of some tip...
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