Archives May 2014

Maintaining a relevant sphere of REFERENCE (or: How to protect your referees from nefarious sales calls)

There comes a time in every executive recruitment process when the prospective employer, client or recruiter asks for your references. It’s tempting – and probably correct – to interpret this as a “buying signal”; why would someone bother to follow up with references if he or she didn’t intend to hire you?

By the time ...

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Rejected for the job again, but why…?

Having been an international HR executive for more than 20 years I did probably more than thousand interviews with candidates sitting at the opposite of my desk; one could say I’m slightly experienced in these kind of interviews.

I always have to smile a bit reading the articles on how to prepare for a ...

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Executives confident in their own but not their companies’ digital abilities

Research Executives Online conducted this spring shows that a large majority (83 percent) of senior executives feel personally able to keep up with digital advancements in their industry, although more than two thirds (69 percent) believe their employers are not investing enough to ensure that their companies do too.

The large majority of respondents (80 ...

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Internal or external recruitment?

Internal or external recruitment?

Whenever a vacancy arises in your organization; the question is do you source via your own recruitment department (should you have one) or do you connect with an external agency?

Obviously that decision is depending on the level and required skillset of the candidate you’re looking for.

With an economy that seems to have ...

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