Realizing the Benefit of a Talent Recruitment Partner

Executive recruiters are powerful allies in hiring for leadership positions. The executive hiring process is intricate and time-critical, and having an executive search firm as part of your recruitment strategy is an advantage. Making the most of your retained recruitment…

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Executive Employee Retention Strategies During A Crisis

There are no proven go-to leadership retention strategies for a long-term crisis on a global scale. No playbook or experience to show us the way. CEOs and HR executives need to blaze new trails to not only retain key leaders,…

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Successful Corporate Transition Of Leadership As Baby Boomers Retire

In the next couple years, one-third of baby boomers in the workforce will be over the age of 65. According to the Bureau of Labor, 41% of the entire workforce will be over age 55. While nearly every industry will…

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How Executive Recruiters Are Different From Headhunters: An Interview with Sarah Dooley

Sarah Dooley is the Director of Recruiting for the plastics, packaging, and industrial chemical industries for Key Corporate Services. In this interview, she discusses how executive recruiters make win-win matches between employers and job candidates and why she’s passionate about…

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Plastics Industry Innovation, Hiring, and COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed or even stopped the hiring process for many industries. However, some industries have been called upon to ramp up their production and manufacturing capabilities to meet the challenges posed by this life-threatening virus. Many businesses…

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Interviewing a Technical Job Candidate–When You’re Not a Techie!

HR directors working in biotech and pharma sectors face some unique challenges. Though experts in human resources and the topics that come under its purview such as insurance and company policy, many HR professionals working in pharma today do not…

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How a Retained Search Firm Helps Achieve Your Organizational Restructuring Goals

The havoc that ensued once Sprint and Nextel’s merger was finalized back in 2004 is among the most impressive failures in recent merger and acquisition history. Although the New York Times cited the merger as the creation of a “Cellphone…

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The 3 Worst Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

The job interview process is a unique dance. Candidate, recruiter, and potential employer are engaged in a delicate waltz, with each party having a clear motivation yet none wanting to sacrifice leverage should the discussion lead to a partnership. One…

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Crafting Great Behavioral Interview Questions for Candidates in the Chemical Industry

The value of behavioral interviewing is beyond dispute. You can predict future success by recognizing innate behaviors far beyond what you can ascertain from applicant skill sets and experience levels. Great behavioral interview questions can help you identify the right…

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Recruitment for the Contract Research Industry – An Interview with Brandon Miller of Key Corporate Services

Brandon Miller is a Partner, Executive Search & Advisory – Drug Discovery and Preclinical CRO As an executive recruiter, why focus on contract research and the drug development industry? The people in this industry are so fascinating. Many are former…

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