Why Millennials are the Most Productive Generation

"They don’t have a work ethic, they will leave the company within two years, and they need recognition for all of their accomplishments". These are common misconceptions that people have about millennials, and their place in the workforce.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Apr 11, 2019 7:39:00 AM

COOs: Why, When and How to Tell Your CEO to Work Less

If you are the COO in a company whose CEO is a hard-charging workaholic, there may be times when you believe your CEO should work less.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Apr 9, 2019 8:19:00 AM

Visionaries and Integrators: Are You Playing Nice in the Sandbox?

If you are the Visionary/ CEO of a small to medium-sized business, you rely on your Integrator/ COO a great deal. Of all the staff you have hired for your business, this executive is the most critical to your success.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Apr 4, 2019 7:10:00 AM

A Recruiter’s Perspective on Ghosting

Ghosting isn’t just for relationships. Candidates, employees, and even employers have been known to engage in this practice that leaves the other party high and dry.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Mar 19, 2019 8:09:00 AM

The Business Case for Women Executives

Companies with a gender diverse C-suite have been shown to not only perform better financially; they also gain a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting and retaining talented women executives.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Mar 14, 2019 9:08:00 AM

5 Signs You Are Ready to Hire an Integrator

Are you the CEO of a small to medium-sized business who has been wearing too many hats? Are you frustrated by the demands on your time which prevent you from doing what you enjoy – bringing in business?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Mar 12, 2019 8:16:00 AM

How to Integrate New Leadership Members Into Your Organization

If you are the COO of a small to medium-sized company, do you have experience integrating new leadership team members? It’s critical for you to have a process in place so that when you hire a new executive, you can acclimate this new hire to your team in a smooth and professional way.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Mar 7, 2019 8:11:00 AM

When Should Your Cannabis Business Hire a Chief Operating Officer?

The legal marijuana industry continues to expand, with some estimates projecting a worldwide market worth over $146 billion by the year 2025. If yours is one of the many companies to enter the booming cannabis trade in recent years, chances are good that you are experiencing a bit more than the typical startup growing pains. For many recent entries to the “cannabusiness” world, a question that inevitably arises is, is it time to hire a COO for my cannabis company?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Mar 5, 2019 12:59:37 PM

Why Introverted COOs Make Great Leaders

Are you the CEO of a small to medium-sized business who is ready to hire a Chief Operations Officer (COO)?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 18, 2019 4:56:54 PM

The 4 Elements of a Recruitment Research Plan

Establishing a solid framework beforehand is one of the foundational elements of the executive search process. Advanced planning takes time but putting forth that extra effort now can help assure a smooth hiring process later.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 12, 2019 2:10:54 PM

Visionaries: Tips for Finding Your Integrator Match

Are you a Visionary (CEO) who is ready to find your second-in-command, Integrator (COO) match?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 8, 2019 9:11:01 AM

Why Hire an Executive Recruiter for Your Cannabis Business

When it’s time to hire a new employee for your cannabis business, where is the first place you turn? If you’re like the typical business owner or hiring manager, it’s probably one or more of the many online job boards. This can be a reasonable strategy for finding regular hourly employees. When it comes to hiring cannabis industry executives, though, it might not be your best option. The top executives – the ones you really want to hire – are not usually found on job boards. If they’re great at their jobs, they are most likely already employed.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 5, 2019 5:05:49 PM

Bill Belichick: America’s Top COO

The New England Patriots have just won another Super Bowl. Their success under Coach Bill Belichick over two decades has been mind-boggling. The storied franchise has enjoyed 18 straight winning seasons, 15 out of the last 16 division titles, six wins out of nine Super Bowl appearances.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 4, 2019 4:36:00 PM

How to Create a Business Family

You often hear high performing organizations describe themselves as “a family.” Some football teams describe themselves that way, or you may have heard about the Apple “family” that brought you the iPhone; or the NASA “family of astronauts” that has led space exploration.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM

How to Write a Chief Revenue Officer Job Description

Finding the right candidate for your position starts with a strong job description. Your Chief Revenue Officer is crucial to the success of your organization, and is responsible for driving revenue growth, while bringing together the sales, marketing, and customer success functions. As you seek out a strong leader and someone dedicated to delivering results, we’ve put together a guide to help you craft an attractive job description.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 22, 2019 9:57:12 AM

Introducing our Theme for 2019: Giving Back

At Kaplan Executive Search one of our core values is ‘People First.’ Where we lead with genuine care and concern for our employees, clients, candidates and the local community. We believe that building and maintaining strong relationships is essential in business and in life. Which is why we have selected our theme for 2019 to be that of ‘Giving Back.’

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 21, 2019 4:03:30 PM

COOs: Tips on Creating Meaningful Work for Your Team

Do you know if your employees are finding meaning from their work?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jan 16, 2019 8:28:00 AM

How Much Will a Bad Hire Cost You?

Bad hires come onto the scene and can wreak havoc on a company’s structure, team morale, and budget, leaving the remaining leadership to scrape together the pieces. It’s no mystery that a bad hire can be costly for a company of any size, which is why it is important the leadership team understands the full extent to which a bad hire can damage a company.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 15, 2019 12:10:26 PM

How to Stay on the Same Page With Your Integrator

The Visionary/ Integrator relationship is a classic example of “opposites attract”, Yin meets Yang. When you get the relationship right, great things can happen, but that’s much easier said than done. Here are some best practices in getting, and staying, on the same page with your Integrator.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 15, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Are You Ready for the Talent Shift?

Did you know that economies around the world are facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions? It is one of finding highly skilled talent for the jobs available now and into the future.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 10, 2019 8:42:12 AM

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