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The 3 Most Important Interview Questions

Preparing for a job interview can be intimidating. What should you wear?  Will you be able to find the place?  How early should you arrive? But probably the most terrifying concern of all is “What questions will they ask?”. 3 Important Interview Questions Bernard Marr wrote a great article on LinkedIn that can help take

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How Not to Get the Interview

When we’re conducting a CFO search for clients, it’s not unusual for me to read through (yes, I actually read them) hundreds of resumes looking for people I’d like to get to know better in an interview.  Through the process, I sometime feel a little like Goldilocks;  some resumes are too long and detailed, some

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Demand for Talented People: Addressing Employee Turnover

Working with clients over the years, it seems as though we’ve seen every employment trend come then go. Then they come back around again.  When the economy is bad, talented employees will stay in a less-than-desirable situation. Conversely, companies begin to tighten their belts and reduce headcount.  When the economy improves, these folks start looking for greener pastures and the

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Timing of Hiring Interns

What is the timing of hiring interns for the summer? How soon should a company start looking for summer intern help? Timing of Hiring Interns Just yesterday, I received a call from a business associate who was making introductions for his daughter for an internship this summer. All he was doing was opening doors. He

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3 Critical Roles in Onboarding New Employees

Onboarding new employees is expensive and time-consuming for employers. In order for you to maximize the value of your onboarding process, following are three critical roles in onboarding new employees: 3 Critical Roles in Onboarding New Employees Role of the Teacher Onboarding new employees involves teaching them about the company culture and ethics as well as developing their

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Should You Outsource Your C-Suite?

In last week’s issue of the Houston Business Journal, Molly Ryan reports on how businesses in Houston are looking to augment the leadership of their companies by outsourcing their C-suite executive positions.  Ryan interviewed several leaders and clients of Houston-area outsourced executives firms, myself included, to get their perspective on what is driving the trend and

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The Hiring Process is a Two-Way Street

Reading through resumes, interviewing candidates, and narrowing down to the ideal few candidates are critical aspects of hiring a new employee.  Employers may feel like they are always in full control. But the job candidates have a significant amount of control as well.  The hiring process is a two-way street.  A company creates a concise list

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Recruiting a Winning Team

See Also: How to Hire New Employees Designing an Effective Internship Program Recruiting a Winning Team If an organization is to be successful, recruiting a winning team should be a top priority. An organization cannot function efficiently if its personnel are not chosen appropriately. Therefore, certain steps must be taken so that an organization can

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How to Hire New Employees

How to Hire New Employees Hiring new employees is one of the most challenging tasks business owners face. You can take the fear and anxiety out of the process – and ensure you get the best prospect for the job – by developing an incremental, systematic approach and staying focused on the process. There are

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How to Hire a CFO Controller

How to Hire a CFO Controller When you need to hire a CFO Controller, there are a few steps that you need to take prior to the actually hiring. Start the ad placement process by first asking yourself a few questions about your company. How does the company describe itself, its culture and industry space? What

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