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5 Ways to Attract Candidates to a Nonprofit

5 Ways to Attract Candidates to a Nonprofit

Some nonprofits can rely on their name recognition for recruiting purposes. Others can benefit from some professional tips. Read how to attract candidates to a nonprofit (part 1 of 2). Read more

5 Ways to Make a Newly Created Role a Success

5 Ways to Make a Newly Created Role a Success

Creating a new role presents an organization the opportunity to restructure and adopt a new outlook. It presents candidates the opportunity to make an impact. Our search consultants offer five suggestions to those recruiting for, or pursuing, a newly created role. Read more

Personality Testing: Proceed with Caution

Personality Testing: Proceed with Caution

Personality tests can help organizations predict how different types of people will interact. They can also identify employee strengths and workplace challenges. Still, there are enough disadvantages of personality testing that it is not recommended for making hiring decisions. Read more

Keeping Score: Using a Hiring Rubric

Keeping Score: Using a Hiring Rubric

Use a hiring rubric to bring objectivity to the search process. View examples of applicant screening and interview rubrics! Read more

Chairing a Search Committee in Higher Education

Chairing a Search Committee in Higher Education

Are you part of a search committee at your college or university? Do you know someone who is? Review our expert's Top 9 suggestions on what the best committee chairs do! Read more

Vetting Executive Search Firms and Questions to Ask

Vetting Executive Search Firms and Questions to Ask

Retaining a search firm to find a key professional is a big decision. After all, it's a significant investment of time and money. What should you be asking when vetting prospective firms? Read more

How To Find Executive Search Firms and Consultants

How To Find Executive Search Firms and Consultants

Whether you need to retain an executive search firm for a specific talent need or you're a candidate looking for a new opportunity, try these techniques to find the most qualified and experienced firms and consultants (headhunters) in your industry. Read more

Is It Time to Engage a Search Firm?

Is It Time to Engage a Search Firm?

When it's critical to find a professional with specific competencies, soft skills, and mindset, partnering with an executive search firm can make a significant positive impact on recruitment, helping you to secure an ideal candidate. Here are some questions to help you make an informed decision. Read more

What Does It Take to be a Successful Recruiter?

What Does It Take to be a Successful Recruiter?

What it is like to be an executive recruiter? The recruiter role requires a very curious, determined, competitive, and unique personality. Not everyone realizes what makes our recruiters successful; it takes a lot more than sifting through a database of candidate resumes. Read more

Executive Search Viewpoint: Top Recruitment Challenges

Executive Search Viewpoint: Top Recruitment Challenges

Most organizations are experiencing recruitment challenges of some sort in this competitive market for talent. While limited candidate pools and tight time constraints are what we hear about most from our clients, there are other factors impacting their ability to hire the right professionals. Read more