Failing Fast Leads to Success

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The key to success: failing fast. If one looks at people who have ascended in their careers, failure is a key to their success. Multi-millionaires learned more from being fired than from making a $100M acquisition. It is failing, and then having to look at yourself in the mirror directly afterward that teaches the most… Read more »

Logic Based Decisions In Our Careers

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The Greek concept for mind flows from the word ‘dianoia’ which means to separate this from that or to rightly divide. In a profoundly acute work done on the way which we have set a generation up for failure Jonathan Haidt states in “The Coddling of the American Mind” that we have promulgated three great… Read more »

The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same

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In my younger years when I regularly went overseas for work, I always thought about the tall pine trees that are prevalent on my parents’ property in central Georgia.  Pine trees, for whatever reason were always a firm reminder of home for me, especially when the environments I was in were often devoid of real… Read more »

Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter Thinks? Part IV

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By Steve Margalit There’s no doubt recruiting has evolved immensely in recent times – and will continue to do so. New innovations in recruiting (i.e. social media and AI) can help us find high-quality candidates in this elusive “quality candidate” market, but only if we recruiters know how to adapt.  In Part IV of our… Read more »

Is Your ‘Holiday Time’ Job Offer a Gift, or a Gag?

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant With less than six weeks to go in the calendar year and competition for top talent as fierce as it’s ever been, it’s imperative you bring your best job offer to the table.  This is always true in a candidate poor market, but even more so at year… Read more »

Using an Executive Recruiter is the Best Employment Branding Tool

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant Best Employment Branding Tool Employment brand by definition is the market perception of what it’s like to work for an organization. Having a strong employment brand is extremely important to the growth and development of your company. A strong brand is a tremendous help to your efforts attracting… Read more »

The Two People CEO’s Need Most in Their Life

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As we turn the page on the summer season and gear up for the final third of the calendar year, I wanted to re-share an article, The Two People CEOs Need Most In Their Life, According to McKinsey Chief Dominic Barton by Oliver Staley, that has generates a lot of buzz about which really captures… Read more »

McKinsey and LinkedIn Stress Talent Attraction As Key Differentiator

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President When two of the biggest names in business line up to tell us that Talent Attraction is arguably your single biggest success factor for the coming years, it’s time to pay attention. That’s exactly what’s happened in the last months, as both McKinsey and LinkedIn have stressed that Talent Attraction… Read more »

Do You Really Know How the Recruitment Sausage is Made??

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant What really goes on in a well-run professional recruiting practice?  Most executives only see the finished product or hired candidate.  In recruiting, just like an iceberg, only 10% is visible above the surface.  The ‘magic’ really happens in the 90% you can’t see, taking place behind the scenes,… Read more »

Does Artificial Intelligence Spell The End of Recruitment As We Know It?

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President Mankind has been held in the grip of fear for many centuries. Or perhaps more than fear, it’s a creeping anxiety that the latest advances in technology will inevitably lead to unemployment. It’s a deep seated anxiety that we’ll see work being undertaken by machines, computers or robots that had… Read more »