Hiring in the time of corona; face-to-face interviews are out, so how can a remote interview still lead to a great hire?

Face-to-face interviews are a cornerstone of the traditional hiring process, but life under forced social distancing is requiring organizations to adapt. Can you still make a good hiring decision without sitting across from your candidate? Why hiring managers like in-person interviews. Hiring a person into an organization is an act of trust and hiring managers […]

How to build high performing teams for digital transformation?

What really motivates disruptive digital talent and how to build an environment where they can perform at their best? When working with our enterprise clients, we have seen that mature organizations often struggle with finding the right talent to lead their digital transformation initiatives. The characteristics that they normally look for in candidates are not […]

Interviews can make your hiring decisions worse

I recently shared with you some experiences from my headhunting business, focusing on how the headhunting process can go wrong and end without employment. There is another common cause of such a negative outcome: the interview. Yes, the core mechanism for hiring people is the common context for making hiring mistakes. This selection tool has been criticized a lot for its […]

How to choose your headhunter?

Employment decisions are among the most difficult ones for executives. The cost of the wrong decision is high and usually, executives are not well prepared for selecting people. They have not received specific training in making people decisions and after all, they are humans – a thing that cannot (yet) be fully improved. Humans tend […]

Why executives fail and how onboarding and coaching can help?

Executives sometimes fail. They tend to say that they didn’t find what they expected at the new job, that their bosses had changed or didn’t give them the resources they needed. Their bosses say that the new hire didn’t meet their expectations. They also sometimes think that the person they selected had changed after they […]

How to build a winning startup team?

“Team is everything” – you’ll hear that from investors, startup founders, advisors, and everyone else involved with the startup scene. But when you dig deeper and ask what are the criteria they look for in teams, you’ll probably hear something emotional like “Look for the spark in their eyes” or “Look for hustlers” or “Great […]