Vynamic: Your Employees Should Be Your Best Recruiters

Vynamic is so successful in turning their employees into recruiters because they are intentionally and intensively investing in their employees’ experience with the firm. As Dan Calista says, “The absolute best thing that you can do for your recruiting is to exceed the expectations of your current team members. … Continue Reading >

Hiring Business Athletes

My observation is that many businesses overly constrain themselves by being too wedded to hiring people with industry experience. Yes, our businesses are unique – but so is everyone else’s. I would rather hire a quick study who possesses the ethics, drive, and personality that I want vs.… Continue Reading >

Hiring Top Executives

Tips to help hire them faster

As a retained executive search consultant who works with the world’s top supply chain and manufacturing leaders, Eric Herrenkohl gets asked the same question over and over again by business people: “How do you hire more A-level executives?”

After years of placing top tiered executives at companies like Nestle and New Balance, Herrenkohl has a lot of insights to share.

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Reference Checks

How to gain their full value

Companies today often have strict policies on providing references, and many prohibit their employees from providing any meaningful feedback on past employees. But, this doesn’t mean that reference checks have lost their value during the hiring process.… Continue Reading >

He was the Guy Wearing Shorts and Riding a Motorcycle

Originally published on February 1, 2013 in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

I once helped a young friend of mine get an interview with the CEO of one of my clients. The CEO ran a chain of franchise running shoe stores. The young man worked for a large manufacturer of products in the fitness industry — so it seemed like a good fit.… Continue Reading >

Recruiting World-Class Managers

Originally published on January 11, 2013 in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

My firm recently worked with a consumer packaged goods client to recruit and hire a world-class factory manager for a manufacturing facility in New England. This person is on his way to making dramatic improvements in this operation.… Continue Reading >

Stop Making Bad Hires: 8 Steps for Improving Any Interview Process

I first realized how unscientific the hiring process was in most companies when I worked as a recruiter in the financial arena.  I was placing CFOs, Controllers, and other financial personnel with some highly regarded companies.  My clients were very successful senior executives. … Continue Reading >

Know Your A-Player Profile

Earl Weaver, former manager of the Baltimore Orioles, has nothing but contempt for modern day baseball philosophy that emphasizes statistical analysis to manage games. Weaver’s philosophy (minus the expletives) is simple: get the strongest players you can and have them hit the ball out of the park.… Continue Reading >

A-Players Want to Have an Impact

A-Players want to make money, yes, but typically they want to do more – they want to leave their mark and have an impact on an organization. They have good ideas. They don’t just want their ideas heard. They want the resources and the freedom to implement those ideas and make a difference.… Continue Reading >

Domino’s Pizza and Building a Team of A-Players

Last January, the New York Times ran a great article about building a business by creating a team of A-players (For a Franchise, Success is in the Hiring; January 6, 2008). The article introduces Dave Melton, who owns 5 Domino’s Pizza stores in NYC with total sales of $5 million, has 100 employees – and experiences essentially zero turnover.… Continue Reading >