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      The CHRO Trends of 2023

      The start of a new year typically gives rise to excitement and the potential for change, and 2023 is no different. After several years of massive challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain difficulties, the rise of DE&I initiatives, and economic uncertainty, organizations are wondering what to expect in 2023.  Unfortunately, there are adverse remnants

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      Cowen Partners Recognizes the Top Personality Tests in 2023

      Cowen Partners, a leader among the nation’s best executive search firms, has announced the winners of its 2023 Best-of Awards Program for personality tests. They have rounded up the best personality tests for employers to identify top job candidates, all while working remotely and avoiding face to face interviews. Are you still interviewing and on

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      How to Make Your Interviews More Effective

      Executives have busy schedules that often revolve around meetings and interviews. They interview potential new hires, discuss daily affairs with senior leadership, and meet with potential clients, vendors, or investors. Each meeting or interview has a purpose; failing to understand that purpose and plan for it results in a useless waste of time. To make

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      Aligning Executive Pay to Drive Performance | Executive Compensation | Executive Recruiters
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      Aligning Executive Pay to Drive Performance

      Executive compensation is often a hot topic around the boardroom table. Ideally, the board wants to ensure that its executives receive fair compensation for their efforts but also have a special incentive to reach specific goals for the company’s growth.  A poorly designed executive compensation package can result in management leaving for greener pastures or

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      Why You May Need a Chief of Staff | Top Executive Recruiters | Cowen Partners
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      Why You May Need a Chief of Staff

      The chief of staff role is common in the military and government. It’s usually a very prominent role, and the people who fill it act as advisors to top military brass and high-level government officials.  The role is not quite as common among civilian organizations, but that may be changing. What exactly is a chief

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      How Questions Can Improve Your Effectiveness As a Manager | Top Executive Recruiting Firm
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      How Questions Can Improve Your Effectiveness As a Manager

      Asking questions is a part of life. You likely ask questions when you order food or want to learn more about your children’s day at school.  Some professionals, like doctors and lawyers, are trained to ask questions: Although of a different nature, business managers must ask their staff and colleagues questions to keep daily operations

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      How to Coach an Alpha Male | Executive Recruiting Firm | Cowen Partners
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      How to Coach an Alpha Male

      Alpha males tend to dominate executive roles and senior leadership positions. These men have high levels of confidence and are usually very intelligent. They use their sharp decision-making skills to drive organizational performance and manage their employees, often with an iron fist. Pros vs. Cons of the Alpha Male in the C-Suite We’d be hard-pressed

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      The CHRO Playbook: Start Your CHRO Journey on the Right Foot | HR Executive Recruiters
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      The CHRO Playbook: Start Your CHRO Journey on the Right Foot 

      New CHROs tend to get excited about their roles because they have the opportunity to revamp an organization’s human resource function, implement new benefits solutions, and bring new life to a company. Some CHROs fill an existing position, while others join the organization in a completely new role. Whether you’re the newest member of an

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      The Best Talent Assessment Tools for New Applicants

      Hiring a new employee is a significant expense. You want to make sure that your new worker has the hard and soft skills to meet your needs. If you make a mistake, your organization can lose money. The productivity of your other employees can decline, and you may face challenges in the working environment. A

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      Help! No One Wants to Go Back to the Office | Executive Recruiters
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      Help! No One Wants to Go Back to the Office

      After two-and-a-half years of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, most workers are unwilling to return to the office full time. According to a McKinsey survey, 87% of employees who have the option to work remotely at least part of the time take it.  The same survey notes that 21% of job hunters are

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