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 >

Keep Your Couch Full: Interview All the Time

Originally published on November 2, 2012 in the Philadelphia  Business Journal.

Chris Burkhard is a friend and colleague of mine and is president of CBI Group in Delaware, a full-service recruiting firm. Chris tells a great story about the importance of interviewing all the time if you are serious about consistently hiring A-players.… Continue Reading >

Meridian CEO Forum Features Best Selling Author

Devon, PA — On October 2, 2012, as part of Meridian Bank’s quarterly CEO Speaker Series, Eric Herrnkohl, author of the Amazon best-seller “How to Hire A-Players,” spoke on that topic to two dozen gathered CEOs and business owners.

Herrenkohl, whose business consulting firm is located in Wynnewood, PA, provided the attendees with a step-by-step process for pro-actively building a great management team rather than simply filling individual positions on an ad hoc basis.… 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 >

How to Hire Your Next A-Player

Originally Published in Running Intelligence

For most running specialty stores, hiring just one more A-player can make a huge difference in your business. If you are weighed down with multiple responsibilities –managing your retail floor, trying to drive customer acquisition, overseeing your backroom operations – it’s time to recognize that you can’t do it alone and you need to invest the time and effort required to find a great person to share the load.… Continue Reading >