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.

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.

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.

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?

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

How to Prepare for an Executive-Level Interview

Preparing for an interview can be nerve-wracking, especially when it’s for an upper-level position like an executive. But the key to acing the interview is doing the proper preparations. It can also be helpful to keep in mind that the interview is also a chance for you to ensure the job is a good fit for you.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 11, 2018 1:33:42 PM

Understanding Recruitment Marketing

For your company to succeed, you need to recruit the best talent. Are you able to attract the sharpest minds and most skilled professionals to each executive opening your firm has?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 9, 2018 4:05:22 PM

Revenue Operations: Key Growth Capabilities

A series of radical changes in marketing and sales has been underway for the last decade. While most of these changes empowered buyers as the internet increased competition and transparency, we are now in a period when savvy businesses have new, technology-enabled opportunities to capture buyer interest and out-perform competitors.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 4, 2018 9:47:55 AM

Why Businesses Should Hire Entrepreneurial Leaders

Are you a founder who is having difficulty taking your company to the next level? Is your growing company ready for a new executive hire? Perhaps a new CEO or COO? Do you know what qualities to seek in your new top executive?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 1, 2018 2:47:40 PM

The Importance of Being an Authentic COO

One of the most vital qualities of a good leader is to be authentic. A leader who is honest, who is not playing games with people, who is sincere and who is compassionate towards others, is authentic.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 21, 2018 9:51:03 AM

How Customer Feedback Will Grow Your Business

Taking criticism is a difficult part of being a business owner – it can be quite disconcerting to be told from an outside source that something might be negatively affecting a client relationship. Although it might not feel the best, collecting feedback from people about your business is among the most valuable information you can get to grow your business.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Recruit Top Talent by Defining Your Employee Value Proposition

In the current candidate-driven market recruiting and retaining talent, not to mention top talent is more competitive now, than it has been in over a decade. For the first time in 18 years, the unemployment rate is at its lowest with a current rate of 3.8%. Additionally, there are 65% more job opportunities available today then there were in 2001. Given this information, it is more important than ever that companies take a look at their recruitment strategy to make sure they understand and have clearly defined their employee value proposition (EVP).

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 19, 2018 11:00:53 AM

Why Family Businesses Should Hire Outside Leaders

Do you own a family business and is its leadership team composed solely of family members?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 18, 2018 1:02:33 PM

CEOs: What's Missing to Move Forward [Podcast]

In this episode of Operationally Speaking, Sergiu Simmel of Get Business Momentum interviews our CEO, Adam Kaplan on the topic of the relationship between the CEO and the COO.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Sep 18, 2018 8:41:53 AM

Why Unproductive Meetings are Hurting Your Team

How much time does your team spend in meetings? Do you often leave a meeting and wonder, “What was that about?” Do some managers at your firm hold meetings to grandstand, and draw attention to themselves, without a clear agenda or making progress?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 14, 2018 1:54:09 PM

Succession Planning and Your Employees: Preparing for the Baby Boomer Retirement Surge

If you are over 50 and the Founder / Chairperson / CEO of a mature business, there are two types of succession planning that you need to do:

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 6, 2018 3:32:06 PM

Why You Should Treat Candidates as Customers

The recruitment process can be stressful for both company and candidate. Although most focus on candidate behavior, companies should also treat their candidates well during the interview process.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 24, 2018 10:14:10 AM

Topgrading: The Key to Hiring 'A' Players

What is Topgrading?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 16, 2018 2:40:07 PM

5 Traits You Should Seek in a Chief Operating Officer

Most CEOs will tell you how critical the COO role is to their business. A strong Chief Operations Officer is instrumental in integrating the founder’s vision into an actionable plan for success. Most COOs will oversee daily activities for operations, manage the financials, ensure employee engagement on a regular basis, and meet the firm’s expectations and goals

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 14, 2018 2:52:52 PM

10 Interview Questions to ask Executives

As an executive search firm, we lead the recruitment process for our clients’ key hires. When it comes time to turn the candidates over to the client, we have found most struggle with what interview questions they should ask. As part of our service, we often prepare a structured interview guide for our clients to use when they are face-to-face with the top candidates.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 9, 2018 11:16:52 AM

Why Your Employer Brand Strength Matters

Employer Branding – What It Means for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 7, 2018 9:09:29 AM

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