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Hiring in Times of Limited Time

By Cathy Moll, Partner and Practice Lead, Life Sciences

Fast Forward Nothing has had a greater impact on hiring in the past 20 years than speed. Both companies and candidates operate with unprecedented agility, and this change has revolutionized the hiring process in many ways for both parties. The days of recruiting nine-to-five are long gone, and have been replaced by round-the-clock communications with individuals on both sides of…

Mis-Hires Will Break Your Bank!

By Chuck Hutsell, Partner and Practice Lead, IT and Gaming

Technically, the term mis-hire isn’t an actual word recognized by most English dictionaries. However, talk to any CEO or HR professional and you’ll quickly notice that it elicits a deeply negative response. Mis-hire can be interpreted in a myriad of ways, and offer many different meanings based on the context in which it is used. But all of the connotations and denotations…

The Digital Age and the Millennial Mindset

By Tim Knight, VP and Senior Managing Partner, Banking

Technology has afforded job seekers unprecedented access to information about employers, workplace cultures, and the overall hiring landscape. Too many options, however, can be both a blessing and a curse. Human beings are hardwired to think about improving their stations in life, and thanks to technology jobs offering a better salary, job title, and working conditions are just a tap…

7 Traits To Look For When Hiring a Sales Rep

By Hans Schlegel, Partner, Sales

We all know the expression: “You’re not selling a product; you’re selling yourself.” It’s a sales adage so old that it veers on the edge of cliche — but that doesn’t make it any less true. That’s why anybody who’s hiring sales representatives knows that the quality of the product or service being sold is just as important as the…

Hiring a Professional Recruiter Can Actually Save You Money

By Jay Boone, Partner and Manager, Banking

Save Time, Save Money “Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin There are numerous factors that impact the time it takes to identify, vet, and onboard a quality job candidate. Creating an effective job profile, launching the initial search, evaluating resumes, conducting interviews, making an offer, and navigating counter-offers are all important parts of an increasingly intricate process that can be…

Go Back to the Future

By Stephanie Maas, Partner, Banking

Go Back to the Future with Millennial Hires Banking has a storied history and a firmly entrenched corporate culture. It’s only natural, then, that the hiring practices of both established and emerging financial institutions hark back to the past more than they look to the future. Hiring managers in the banking industry face greater challenges filling open positions than ever…

Partner with a Headhunter

By Matt Lewis, Partner and Practice Lead, Banking

Every modern professional needs three people in their lives: an attorney, an accountant, and a headhunter. People have always, of course, needed legal services and financial expertise to navigate the many challenges of conducting business and managing money. But a recruiter? Really? Yes. Now more than ever. Technology has changed the way human beings—both as job seekers and as hiring…