You’ve Got To Be Part of Your Own Rescue!

Why pitching your company to possible candidates is vital in the interviewing process. I’m not a camping kind of girl. The closest I get to camping is staying at the Holiday Inn in Texas when I go to visit my oldest daughter. Oh, and I occasionally go off-roading with my family. That’s my youngest daughter […]

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Attract The Best Talent

I was recently asked to sit on a panel and talk about recruiting trends for 2020 and some of the challenges we see in attracting and retaining top talent for high-tech companies. Recruiters learn a lot about candidates’ motivation behind leaving a company or reasons for making a career move. Here are some of the […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Search Firm for an Executive Hire

The search business has a lot of options for hiring executives.  Selecting the right  search firm is paramount to the success of your recruiting efforts.  Here are five key questions that you should ask when selecting a search firm: Are you a contingency or retained search firm?  Contingency firms typically work entry level to first […]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Profile Tests

So, I took a personality assessment test the other day that indicated I basically sucked at interviewing and communicating with people, along with several other attributes that would be required to be successful in a business environment. I really didn’t feel bad because my partner, Tom, took the same test and was identified as a […]

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How to Conduct a “Confidential Search”

Conducting a confidential executive search is difficult, but there are times when it’s necessary. In an ideal world, an employer would be able to tell an employee it isn’t working out and a change is coming, and that, in turn, would create a smoother and easier transition period. However, that’s not possible most of the […]

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Update From Judy Kennelley

OK, I was held at ransom by my marketing people to release my first blog. In case you missed it, it was “5 Steps CEOs Should Do in Interviews” when hiring senior candidates. I’m pretty sure it won’t be going viral anytime soon (can be viewed on our website). My original thought when asked to […]

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Using Your Network to Hire – Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad

Using your board or network is a fantastic way to get qualified candidates when you are looking to fill a new, executive role. That said, it’s also easy to make some mistakes when you hire from within your network. Risk #1: It’s easy to have someone say “Hey, I know this guy. He’s really talented […]

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5 Steps CEOs Should Do in Every Interview

As a leading executive search firm that specializes in working with technology and energy companies in Colorado, we’ve seen it all during interviews — the good, the bad, and the ugly. So, here’s a secret that many CEOs don’t realize: It’s not just your candidates who are on the spot during interviews– so are you! […]

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