Clients often ask me whether they should hire a rising star or a more experienced candidate. It’s a very common question that every company ponders as it fills various roles. In this article, you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of hiring someone less experienced or more experienced. You will also learn how to decide which kind of person makes the most sense for a given situation.
Throughout my career, I’ve observed and participated in many interview processes- mainly as an executive recruiter, but also as a candidate myself. In this article, you will learn four deadly mistakes that companies make with their interview process. Avoid these mistakes, and your organization will hire better leaders faster.
Outside of my time as an independent consultant, I have worked full-time for four different companies throughout my career. Years later, I still remember my first day at each company very clearly, along with my overall onboarding experience with each organization. One of these company’s initial onboarding programs was far superior to the others. In this article, you will learn the #1 factor that helped that company stand out so much from the others.
As a company grows and evolves, it will encounter various situations when it needs to hire its first CXO. For example, maybe your company is a fast-growing start-up that is about to hire its first CFO. As another example, maybe your company is a more established organization that is about to hire its first Chief Diversity Officer. No matter the size/stage of your company, or the role that you need to fill, this article features four steps to reduce your risk and increase your chances of success when hiring your first CXO.
The typical executive search takes 3-4 months to complete. The last thing that you want is for your top choice to renege on an offer. Do not get complacent after someone signs an offer letter. Keep building engagement with the candidate until he shows up for his first day at work. In this article, you will learn six ways to prevent an executive from reneging on an offer.