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Redefining Productivity: A Guide to Working from Home

While remote productivity may seem a redundant concept to the over 70% of employees who performed remotely at least once per week prior to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, millions of newfound remotely employed Americans are now struggling to find footing in the professional world now housed in the four walls of their own living room. With the abruptness…

Pandemic Hiring: The Keys to Hiring in Uncertainty

As the coronavirus impact sweeps across the nation with outstanding force, the US job market is facing a declination devastating to businesses and job searchers. A mere month after the US witnessed the lowest unemployment rates in decades, the coronavirus pandemic has left companies scrambling to confront downsizing and the uncertainty of their future. As the effects of the coronavirus…

Salary History and the New Normal

With the rise of legislation aimed to dismantle the gender pay disparity, US hiring practices and traditional interview structures are facing a new normal in 2020. The Salary-History Ban addresses the predilection of the recruitment process and the assumptions that often accompany previous salary acknowledgments. This regulation prohibits the routinely-asked question of preceding salary and encourages a neutral and nondiscriminatory…

December Hiring: Why the Fourth Quarter is the New First Quarter

In the season of celebration, Hallmark movies, and ugly festive sweaters, holiday hiring may appear impractical and ineffective compared to the robust and opportunistic pace of the new year. In fact, the month of December has been notoriously recognized as a “holiday hiring freeze” when job searches are limited, candidates are scarce, and budgets are maxed. However, new research shows…

Shayne Merrick: Doing Things That Matter

For Sales Division Leader Shayne Merrick, recruiting is anything but ordinary. In his 13th year with ThinkingAhead Executive Search, Merrick has successfully placed over 400 candidates worldwide and laid the foundation for innovative sales recruiting. Growing up in New Palestine, Indiana, Merrick’s competitive spirit was developed through a passion for soccer and in a round-about way led him to Purdue University.…

A Winning Profile in the Game of LinkedIn

In an age where LinkedIn currently has over 610 million active members, the world’s largest professional network refuses to be just another bookmarked site. Boasting the membership of 90 million senior-level influencers and 92% of Fortune 500 companies, LinkedIn remains one of the fastest-growing social media networks. In the world of recruiting, more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as…

The Top 10 Reasons Good Fundraisers Leave Organizations They Care About

By Jonathan McIntosh, Nonprofit Recruiter

  “I would take a pay cut.” Her statement felt almost like a confession. “Jonathan, if I could work under healthy leadership, I would be willing to take a cut in pay.” I was on the phone with another fantastic fundraiser who was all but done with her current situation and wanted out. She loved the organization she served and…

Women in Healthcare – Turning Dialogue into Action

By ThinkingAhead

People are the heart of what we do here at ThinkingAhead. To build others, we begin by first supporting and enabling our own team members, creating a rock solid foundation from which we can uplift and empower others! So, it’s no surprise when one of our own makes a positive impact in her industry! ThinkingAhead celebrated when Rock Health recently…

A View From The Top: Christy Farrell Takes Home the Coveted ThinkingAhead Ralph Mosley Award

By ThinkingAhead

Each year, The Ralph Mosley Award for Excellence is presented to an individual who embodies and embraces the spirit of ThinkingAhead, Inc.. This person exhibits high ethical standards, commitment through years of service, consistent performance, a positive influence on the company and its employees and active community involvement. The Mosley Award winner is nominated by their colleagues, making it all…

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…