James Aiken, President of Legacy: Executive Search, shares secrets from his experience on talking with thousands of different candidates in the building materials market. The actions here have helped managers in the window/door manufacturing industry, carpet industry, lumber industry and building materials industry as a whole.
Building Materials Executive Recruiter James Aiken Shares Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing…Continue
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Creating a great company culture can mean the difference between success and failure for your department. Employees who are happy at work are more productive, support their teams and produce quality work. Yet how can you create this type of work environment? A great company culture is created by…Continue
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Today's marketplace is far different than it was just a few short decades ago. Since the advent of the Internet, business owners are able to market their products and services on a worldwide basis. This has obviously opened up exciting opportunities, but it also brings with it a challenge. No…Continue
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A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true.
Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:
The speech messages you deliver in words are accompanied by vocal messages. The manner in which the words are spoken often makes the message clear and understandable. The vocal tones which accompany words may affect the acceptance the listener has of the message.
For example, because your voice is an audible representation of your physical and emotional state, the vocal tones may reinforce positively the words you speak. Or the tone may send a conflicting, negative, message. Think of…Continue
Preface: This post is written less as my opinion and more as a culmination of all the feedback (use cases) some four thousand high-end technology professionals have given me over the past three plus years.
We are in one of the tightest, if not the tightest candidate markets since, well…forever. More open positions than qualified candidates and new companies sprouting up every day (like the dot com). That said, the technical community has maintained a very high bar…
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Experiencing failure can be one of the most difficult parts of a job search for candidates and recruiters alike. For candidates, finding out that you were turned away from a job because you do not fit the job description or company culture can be very discouraging. For recruiters, whose job it is to find the right match between candidates and hiring companies, failure can be also be extremely disappointing when all of your hard work results in letting your client and candidate…Continue
The world of job applications is changing, faster than most job seekers realize. With increased access to online job boards and career sites, the average number of applicants per job opening in the U.S. now hovers around 200. As a result, employers are spending less and less time reviewing resumes. This means job seekers must become more strategic in how they present…Continue
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Have you ever heard the phrase “Life is just one damn thing after another”? Whether you take on career jobs, or simple jobs for the sake of making money, that is all there is to it. What is different is the utility for someone who takes on jobs as they are building their career versus someone…Continue
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If you are ready to cultivate job opportunities rather than idly wait for them, take a look at trade shows. You will have to be on your game in this high-energy arena. Whether you’re actively looking for change or just flirting with the idea, these tips will help you attract the attention and earn…Continue
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From the film Babe:
The scene: Christmas day on the farm. The pig, the cow, hens, and Ferdinand the duck crowd by the kitchen window, craning their necks to see which unfortunate one of their kind has been chosen to become the
main course at dinner. On the plate is Roseanna the duck…
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I’m 40 years old. Female. A Scorpio. 5’ 4.5” (yes, I included the ½ inch) and weigh 116 pounds. No, this is not a personal advertisement. I love a dog’s soft tender underbelly, extra dark chocolate, cherry red scarves, stick shift convertibles, sauvignon blanc on the beach, and Don Julio 1942 for a really good time. I donate to animal shelters, the Alzheimer’s Association and the…Continue
Probably the most common definition of an organization's culture is "the way we do things around here." If you're an executive describing your culture, you're most likely referring to your mission, vision and values; and your core beliefs and what they represent. Something like: "We have a culture of accountability, high quality customer service, respect for employees and a commitment to community service." And you, yourself, may exhibit and experience all of these characteristics. But what…Continue
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