When to Change Your Executive Recruitment Process | Top Executive Recruiters
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      Is It Time to Change How You Hire Executives?

      You know how to recruit and hire great company leaders. Or do you? In a world changed by both COVID and technology, the archetype of a successful CEO is changing, too. Executives are much like brand ambassadors — if customers, shareholders, and even other employees like your executives, they’re more likely to support your company

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      Why Character Counts in CEO Candidates - CEO Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Why Character Counts in CEO Candidates

      A great CEO can take a struggling company and make it a success. And if your company is already successful, the right CEO can build on that success, creating revolutionary gains for your business. Obviously, when you’re looking for your next CEO, you should focus on hiring someone with a great performance record. But recent

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      Does Long CEO Tenure Help or Hurt a Company? - CEO Recruitment
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      Does Long CEO Tenure Help or Hurt a Company?

      It might sound ideal: a successful company led for many years by a dedicated, long-standing CEO. After all, people tend to get better at their jobs as they gain more experience, right? That reasoning may sound logical, but research indicates that long CEO tenure may actually be counterproductive. Here’s a closer look at why long

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      Where Does the CEO End & the Board of Directors Begin? - CEO Search
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      Drawing the Line: Where Does the CEO End & the Board of Directors Begin?

      In a perfect scenario, a CEO and board of directors work together to guide a company in the right direction. But in practice, there’s often some confusion — on everyone’s part — about what each is responsible for. Here’s a look at how to set clear, effective boundaries between your board of directors and your

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      Stop Hiring for Charisma: 5 Traits to Look for Instead - Executive Recruitment
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      Stop Hiring for Charisma: 5 Traits to Look for Instead

      You’re getting ready to hire a new CEO, and you’re down to two candidates. Both are equally qualified, but one has charismatic magnetism like you’ve never seen before. The other does not. Which do you choose? If you’re like most hiring managers, you’d go for the charismatic one in a heartbeat. It’s easy to see

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      7 Strategic Reasons to Work With an Executive Recruiter for Your Search - Executive Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Seven Strategic Reasons to Work With an Executive Recruiter for Your Search

      Hiring at the executive level is a critical process, and the outcome will affect your company for many years. The person you hire will play a role in determining the direction of your company, aligning the business, inspiring and mobilizing employees, and engaging with stakeholders. Finding the best executive for the job is not just

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      4 Critical Steps Every CEO Should Take on a Journey to the Top - CEO Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Four Critical Steps Every CEO Candidate Should Take on Their Journey to the Top

      Do you envision the role of CEO in your future? It’s a worthwhile goal to have, but getting there is a challenging journey not everyone is built for. It requires honest introspection and hard work. The road to the top is paved with learning, humility, and results. You must display solid leadership traits like objectivity,

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      What Are Some Executive Resume Red Flags? - Executive Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      What Are Some Executive Resume Red Flags?

      It’s never a great idea to submit a poorly done resume with a job application. But when the application is for an executive position, the stakes are even higher — meaning a low-quality resume is an especially bad sign. After all, executive positions demand an enormous amount of focus and dedication. If an applicant can’t

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      How to Build & Benefit from Human Capital - Executive Recruiters
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      Work Experience: The Critical Element to Building (and Benefitting from) Human Capital

      Human capital makes up a significant portion of both global and individual wealth. A person’s ability to use their education, training, intelligence, skills, and even health to provide what employers value and make a living for themselves is a crucial part of how life works in many countries. However, the capacity to build human capital

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      Employees Need to Be in the Office? Consider Better Performance Management Instead - HR Executive Recruiters
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      Think Your Employees Need to Return to the Office? You Might Just Need Better Performance Management

      During the COVID-19 pandemic, the workforce made an unprecedented shift to remote work. And while some employees have started heading back to the office, many have not. In 2023, 28.2% of full-time employees work from home part of the time. About 12.7% are fully remote. Even though remote work has become more popular across industries,

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