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A Recruiter’s Perspective on Ghosting
Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Mar 19, 2019 8:09:00 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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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.’

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

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.

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

5 Tips For COOs on Working With an Impulsive CEO

Steve Jobs was a visionary, but he was also an impulsive and rash leader.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 19, 2018 8:41:58 AM

4 Recruiting Tips for Sourcing Passive Candidates

Passive candidates are those that are content with their current position. They are likely working for companies that have upward growth and offer stability. Naturally, these busy professionals do not have the time to dedicate to a job search. This ultimately begs the question: How do you recruit top talent if they are passive candidates?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 13, 2018 12:09:43 PM

Why Executives are Quitting Their Jobs to Join the Cannabis Industry

Have you heard about well-positioned executives leaving their secure jobs to join the cannabis industry? Is this happening in your city, and your state?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 11, 2018 12:37:52 PM

10 Integrator Interview Questions

Companies that use the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®) are seeking more than your classic COO/ General Manager. They’re seeking an Integrator who will be the “glue” who holds things together for your company and sets the cadence for your leadership team.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 7, 2018 8:59:32 AM

Why You Need a Chief Revenue Officer in 2019

Do you know what a Chief Revenue Officer is, and what her or his major responsibilities are?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Dec 4, 2018 10:07:56 AM

The Importance of Providing Transparent Feedback as a COO

To be an effective Chief Operating Officer, you want to treat all your staff the same: with the same measure of respectful communication, and clear feedback.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 20, 2018 1:40:48 PM

Establish a Company Culture That Promotes a Great Sales Team

Are you a manager in a company that develops and sells products or services? No matter what industry you are in, if your company produces items for retail or manufacturing markets, or if you sell professional services like legal, executive search, and accounting, you recognize that your sales team is a critical component to your success.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 19, 2018 7:45:59 PM

Best Practices in Executive Recruiting

The hiring process can be lengthy and intensive at all levels – it can be even more strenuous when identifying and recruiting for executive positions. With higher-level positions, there is an increased degree of difficulty that demands more attention and care, making the process more time-consuming and stressful.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 13, 2018 9:45:48 AM

Why You Should Always Be Recruiting

Is your company competing in the “war for talent?” This term refers to the continuous efforts of firms to attract high performing employees at a time when too few workers are available to replace the baby boomers now departing the workforce in advanced economies.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 6, 2018 11:50:41 AM

Top 10 Books for CEOs

“Sharpening the Saw” is one of the most important things you can do as a business owner. However, there are so many business books out there that it can be hard to determine where to start. To make things simple, here are my 10 favorite business books that I recommend every CEO add to their library today.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 1, 2018 12:32:14 PM

Delegation Tips for Chief Operating Officers

If you are a Chief Operating Office, you know how vital delegating is.

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 18, 2018 12:48:44 PM

Micromanage Less, Produce More

We’ve all dealt with them – the bosses constantly asking for updates and demanding to be cc’d in all email correspondence. Generally, employees don’t like working for micromanagers so why do people fall into the habit of micromanaging?

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Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 16, 2018 11:50:07 AM

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