Hiring in the Age of Social Media

Social media has changed everything! Human beings have been communicating since the beginning of time and with the advent of the Internet and more recently social media tools, the basics of human interaction have been altered forever. Does this sound a bit grandiose? That’s because it is. According to the 2013 Digital Marketing Report published [...]

Overqualified Job Seekers: Smart Strategies for Success

  In most cases, we are interested in and apply for jobs that we are at least somewhat qualified for. There may be stretch positions that bring us to the next level in our careers and those that we only hope to aspire to one day in the future. Nevertheless it is quite natural to [...]

Womenomics: 10 Reasons Why We Need More Women on Boards

I wrote this back in 2011 but it is as relevant and timely today as it was then: 1. Your stakeholders, including employees, investors and customers include women. How better to understand these constituencies than by representing them at the top of the organization? 2. Having women in the boardroom sends the message that the [...]

10 Key Questions to ask Your Executive Recruiter

You are ready to get started. There is a position that is open, the requirements have been established and you are about to hire what you feel is the ideal Executive Recruiter to conduct the perfect search. Full steam ahead right? Wrong. A pause to ask and get answers to the following Recruiter questions will [...]

Executive Recruiter Misteps and Stumbles!

Ah, the joys of being an Executive Recruiter. Part of a profession with no credentialing process, low barriers to entry and nicknamed “Headhunter” which is otherwise associated with shrunken heads and decapitation! But, do not mistake the indefinite nature of this profession with a lack of rules, guidelines and very precise conventions of behavior. Just [...]

5 of the Most Common Mistakes Candidates Make When Working with a Recruiter

Searching for a job is never easy. The process requires strategy, patience and a whole lot of attention to detail. In addition to a stellar resume, in our online world you must manage your various social media accounts and online perception and reputation. Add to this the oftentimes necessity of working with a recruiter who [...]

Diversity of a Different Persuasion

Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes and has been and continues to be the subject of much debate in business communities across the globe. As an Executive Recruiter I have been asked to identify candidates who are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender and even geography. One type of diversity that has more [...]

The Unfortunately All-Too-Frequent Resume Bluff

Last week I was a guest on a business radio program. The focus of this hour long broadcast was "Resume Fraud." Resume fraud may sound a bit harsh so feel free to replace fraud with any of the following: embellishment, exaggeration, deception, distortion, fabrication, misrepresentation etc. You get the picture! Any way you refer to [...]

Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

Dell Computer and the story of its potentially going private have occupied  many a news column of late. In the most recent turn of events, Blackstone Group  withdrew its bid for the company after making the determination that Dell's future and the PC industry looks bleak. Throughout all this I cannot help but  ask what [...]

Compliance is an HR Concern too!

What a few weeks it has been for Yahoo! As the company was settling into its fifth CEO in five years, activist investor Daniel Loeb uncovered the fact that Scott Thompson had, let’s call it “misinformation,” on his resume. By now this topic has been covered by the media around the globe, has trended on [...]