Executive Level Hires

Today's Myatt on Monday's question comes from the president of a technology firm that asks: "I don't have the best track record when it comes to making executive-level hires. Do you have any specific suggestions that might help?" Since I have written often on the subject of talent management and have covered the basics of recruiting in previous posts, I'm going to share a few secrets that can…

Read More

CEO Job Searches

CEO job searches are extremely competitive in today's market. Other than running for political office, there is no interview process that will subject you to such a rigorous vetting process. I was recently interviewed for the September issue of "CareerSmart Advisor" in which I was asked to articulate what it takes to successfully secure a CEO position. In the text that follows I have provided a…

Read More

Investing In Talent

I recently read a blog post on all the reasons not to hire "superstars" and I could not have disagreed more with what I read. The more I continued to read the drivel being espoused by this blogger the more I realized how prevalent his assertions and positions have become in today's business world. I have always subscribed to the philosophy that the quality of an organization's talent will have a…

Read More

Should I Use a Recruiter?

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2Growth I recently received an email from a CEO asking the following question: "My HR department isn't producing the quality of applicants we need. Should I use outside recruiting firms?" Since N2Growth has a talent management practice which includes a practice group that provides retained search services, in order to be transparent I must disclose my bias…

Read More

How to Win the War for Talent

Due to numerous requests I have agreed to post a reprint of an article that I previously authored in which I describe the undeniable value of talent in the workplace. Here you go... I am often asked to write or speak on the issues surrounding recruiting and retaining talent. However most of what I end-up writing about are all the phases of the talent management lifecycle that come after the…

Read More