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July 7, 2017

6 Steps to Hiring Top Talent – A Recruiter’s Perspective

The single biggest factor in growing and maintaining a great company is to hire the right professionals and place them in the right positions. Mr. Larry Bossidy, former Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital, was known to invest not only considerable time in the hiring process for his direct reports, but…
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Hiring
March 18, 2016

The Skills Gap: Myth or Reality?

Many employers have faced this scenario at one time or another: they have a need for a certain type of professional -- ideally with a specific degree, a requisite amount of experience and a particular skill set -- but the candidate search comes up empty (or lackluster). CareerBuilder published a…
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March 10, 2015

What Employers Really Want From Employees

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search What’s the secret to being the perfect job candidate? I get this question a lot, and after more than a decade in the executive search field—a time that has seen economic boom and bust—the answer hasn’t really changed. There’s no one thing employers…
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November 18, 2014

Top 5 Traits of High-Performing Professionals

By: Maurice Gilbert When interviewing new hires, many hiring authorities mistakenly only focus on the technical proficiencies of the candidate.  Big mistake.  Our most sophisticated clients focus on the traits listed below and have been rewarded with higher recruiting ratios, higher retention rates and the development of more leaders.  The…
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November 7, 2014

6 Types of Candidates You’d Do Well to Avoid

By: Maurice Gilbert We love our star performers, but not all talent can be top talent; in fact, a pretty large percentage of employees fall somewhere in the middle, those who earn their keep and advance the company’s objectives more often than not.  It’s that bottom-most quadrant of workers that…
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October 16, 2014

Candidates’ Most Wanted Qualities

What are you most eager to see in potential candidates?  Experience?  Drive?  A collaborative approach or an independent streak?  Entrepreneur magazine recently conducted a poll of thought leaders and professionals across multiple industries to determine what employers want from their talent. Surprisingly, personality won out over skills; 78 percent of…
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September 26, 2014

In IT, Skills Mean Far More Than a Degree

By: Maurice Gilbert What’s the value of an education at a prestigious university?  According to a recent study by Robert Half Technology, it’s not as great as we previously might have thought. This survey, which polled 270 Chief Information Officers, revealed that more than half (51 percent) place greater weight…
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August 12, 2014

What Old Hollywood Can Teach Us About Recruiting

Drawing in attractive candidates is way up there in terms of priorities for recruiters.  Want to get better at it?  Your first thought might be to enlist in some training or maybe seek out a more experienced mentor.  How about queuing up an old movie for some pointers? Yeah, that…
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June 17, 2014

Let’s Get Creative

Earlier this year, Recruiter.com covered an interesting recruiting technique employed by FP7, an ad agency in Dubai.  Apparently the agency hid prepaid cell phones inside hollowed-out books and mailed them to top talent.  And if the prospective hire cracked the cover, he’d find the gem, preprogrammed with the phone number…
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June 6, 2014

Why You Should Pay Attention to Candidates’ Hobbies and Interests

The hobbies and interests sections of resumes has fallen out of favor in recent years.  From an employer’s perspective, whether a candidate is interested in traveling, running marathons, reading or making pottery often holds little bearing on how he or she will perform on the job.  And a potential new…
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