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 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 >

Recruiter-in-Chief

Why recruiting is a part of every executive’s job

Successful leaders know how to surround themselves with the best people. It makes sense, then, that the best leaders are the best recruiters. An added benefit is that leaders who personally invest time in recruiting set a standard for everyone in their organization to follow.… Continue Reading >

Pay Attention to Boats that are Rocking

When you see a company going through a turbulent period, look for opportunities to hire A-players – and don’t just settle for the first person you meet.

A recent search had me and my team looking for a senior manager of Continuous Improvement (CI) for a major manufacturing client.* This individual would be responsible for CI across 30+ manufacturing plants in North America.… Continue Reading >

When ‘Good’ Job Candidates Don’t Pan Out

Originally published on July 19, 2013 in the Philadelphia Business Journal. 

It is difficult but critical to say “no” to candidates who do possess some basic qualifications but lack key talents.

A while back, I was in the middle of an executive search for a food and beverage manufacturer.… 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 >

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 >

Do your new salespeople need to have industry experience?

In a down economy, everyone wants to hire perfect candidates: great sales skills, industry experience, and a book of business. If you find that person and can afford them, hire them. Beyond that scenario, keep in mind that you are typically better off hiring someone with great sales skills who does not know your industry vs.… Continue Reading >