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Career Spotlight: Cathy Moll

By ThinkingAhead

Recruiters help place people in positions where they can excel, but that’s not all. In the case of Cathy Moll, partner and manager of the Life Sciences practice at ThinkingAhead, placing the right people in the right positions can contribute to scientific breakthroughs and drug developments that better the lives of countless people. Cathy’s career began in temporary staffing, providing nurses for…

ThinkingAhead’s Healthcare Innovation & Technology Executive Search makes Modern Health Care’s Top 25 list

By ThinkingAhead

ThinkingAhead was recently selected as one of the Top 25 Executive Search Firms in Modern HealthCare’s annual national survey of all search firms that work in healthcare placement. This recognition highlights the experience and professionalism that we provide to all of our clients in the healthcare (payor/provider), pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries. “Being in the top twenty-five nationally, for a boutique…

How To Turn A Candidate Into A Long-Term Hire

By ThinkingAhead

Attracting top talent is a top priority for most businesses: after all, you need the right people in the right roles to really be successful. But businesses should make keeping the best individuals as much a priority as attracting them — you need to become a “destination employer,” a company where employees want to work for a long time. Becoming a destination employer isn’t…

10 Reasons Hiring Managers Should Use a Professional Recruiter

By Jay Boone, Partner and Manager, Banking

  Professional recruiters know that successful collaborations begin by educating clients about how a recruiter can provide value. Understandably, many clients believe that the time and assets they have invested in their in-house human resources efforts should suffice. However, given the dynamic nature of modern hiring and evolving sensibilities of candidates (who expect to change positions many times in their career),…

Recruiter Spotlight: Stephanie Maas Talks Corporate Matchmaking

By ThinkingAhead

Stephanie Maas, Partner with the Commercial Banking and Finance Team for ThinkingAhead, has been an invaluable asset to the company for almost 20 years. We talked to her about her history at the company, her thoughts on recruiting for the financial industry, and her evolving role. Attracted to recruiting and consulting early in her career, Stephanie became a recruiter and Sales…

3 Reasons Why the Hiring Process Should Be Expedited

By ThinkingAhead

Every hiring manager, HR professional, and recruiter knows that the hiring process is constantly changing thanks to evolving technology and shifting expectations between companies and candidates. We live in an increasingly fast-paced world where every transaction — from making dinner reservations to securing a spot in yoga class — has been accelerated by technology. Today, job seekers are overwhelmed with information and options; for…

Job Hopping: Four Things that Keep Employees from Bouncing to Competitors

By ThinkingAhead

Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce, according to data from the Pew Research Center and from the US Census Bureau. They’re also the least engaged members of the workforce, and the most likely to leave your company. Of course, employees of all generations leave companies all the time, and disengagement affects different workers for different reasons: they may…

The Surprising Ways Modern Recruiting Is Like Online Dating

By ThinkingAhead

Human beings are incredibly complex, but recruiters specialize in understanding their motivations, particularly what makes them psychologically suited for specific jobs and professional arrangements. As with most relationships, long-term success is based on a compatibility of core values and personality traits rather than a superficial matching of needs and capabilities. Recruiters can identify these characteristics and parse them in ways…

Civil War in the Workplace: Millennials Vs. Baby Boomers

By Cathy Moll, Partner and Practice Lead, Life Sciences

Employers today are the unwitting hosts of a cultural civil war: a battle that is playing out in workplaces across the world, where older traditionalists are clashing with a younger new order. Any Monday morning office meeting could be a prime example of this clash of generations. While older employees arrive fifteen minutes early to the conference room, casually trading banter about their weekends, younger…