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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…

The “New” New Normal: Healthcare Professionals Demand (and Get) Higher Salaries

By Kay Linder, Partner and Practice Lead, Healthcare Technology & Innovation

The Great Recession of 2008-09 is over – in fact, it’s been nine years. In 2016, the U.S. saw 2.2 million jobs added to the national economy [1] (in addition to a 2.7 million increase the year before). Clearly, job seekers are in the driver’s seat today compared to nine years ago. Several high-skill job sectors, including healthcare, are riding the crest of the post-recession…

Contingent vs. Engaged Recruitment

By Matt Lewis, Partner and Practice Lead, Banking

Defining and managing expectations is critical for every client-recruiter relationship to ensure that the objectives for every search are reached. As such, clients and recruiters typically agree to either a contingent recruitment or engaged recruitment plan in order to define and manage those expectations. Clients managing costs would love to conduct each and every search under a contingent arrangement. What…

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…

The Construction Industry – Recruiters Making a Meaningful Impact

By Rich Weinman, Practice Lead, Architecture/Mechanical Construction

 

The construction industry is the one of the largest employment sectors in the United States. With the federal government poised to invest more resources into building and maintaining America’s infrastructure, the construction industry job market has a bright future indeed. An evolving industry, however, also means changes in the dynamics and expectations in hiring practices. The Need for Speed Several…