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Asking Questions of the Recruiter and Potential Employer is Critical

10 January, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
My friends in real estate say that homebuyers do not always tell the truth when it comes to the type of house they really want to buy. “The more I show them, the closer we get to the truth — what they really want,” said a successful Realtor with a ton of experience working with […] Read more»

Please, No Silly Slogans

27 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Good leadership is a lot more than silly slogans, clever jingles or inspirational posters hanging on the walls. We all know how important teamwork is.  It is critical to the success of the organization — quality produced, service delivered.  But why, then, do so many companies take such an important concept and trivialize it with […] Read more»

Recruiting:  There Is No Single Formula for Getting It Right

7 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A central question for executive recruiters, or people who hire executive recruiters, is this:  are you filling an order or are you engaging in a comprehensive journey to find a qualified executive who will “fit” in the client organization and deliver sustainable value? As I have written in the past, the vast majority of recruiters […] Read more»