Resource Library: Employers

Based on several years of experience working with employers as an international executive search firm and working with executives in transition, we developed and refined some techniques that enabled many of our small and growing companies to improve recruiting processes the resulted in their being able to select better candidates than they had experienced in the past.  The resources in these pages address some of the more typical issues that you might want to consider before you begin the search for new talent.

The real costs of employing the wrong person

Recruiters, consultants and academics often give estimates of the cost of hiring the wrong person. They give examples using metrics such as salary, number of months, fees paid to recruiters, etc. Such simple estimates, unfortunately, miss the most significant costs of all – the indirect (intangible) ones. Learn more >

Recruiting executives and managers

When recruiting employees for your company, you naturally expect them to have a positive impact on the growth and success of your organization. When recruiting executives and managers, however, the stakes are much higher as they will have an impact far beyond the job itself. Review Carl’s Employer Recruiting Tips titled: The Real Costs of Recruiting the Wrong Person for more information on why you don’t want to get it wrong. Learn more >

How Teams Make Better Decisions

Hiring only those candidates you like and believe will fit in with your existing management team may be a safe choice but they may not be the best choice. Companies can help their teams make better decisions if they recruit people who can bring different perspectives to conventional or entrenched thinking and consider all relevant viewpoints. Learn more >

Describe the position: The first step

The first step in recruiting for an executive or manager is determining what the business needs. Too often companies define the person first and then try to match the person to the position rather than starting with the role the company needs. Learn more >

Using executive recruiters

If you plan to use recruiters to find and present candidates for leadership or manager positions, you first need to decide what type of recruiter you should consider and then you need to understand how you can prepare yourself so you get the most from their expertise. Here are some suggestions that will help your recruiter do a better job and help to ensure that you get who you need. Learn more >

Estimating the ROI of coaching

Companies hire coaches for many different reasons, such as helping someone to achieve an objective or goal that would be in the company’s best interests, helping an employee overcome some issue that is holding that person’s career progression back or is adversely affecting the organization. While it is widely accepted that coaching can have a positive impact on an organization’s bottom line, the return on investment (ROI) of coaching (the financial benefits of coaching compared to its cost), however, can be difficult to measure. Before you engage a coach, however, you need to know exactly what it is you want from a coach and how you will measure the ROI of coaching. Learn more >