8 results for author: Howard Fischer Associates


Time is the Enemy of Executive Search

While every executive and board search is unique, "speed to close" is still one of the primary factors that hiring managers and companies are focused on when evaluating the success of the process. On average, most executive-level searches take three to five ...
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Assessing Cultural Fit – Key to Successful Hiring

When filling a vacant role, many companies are inclined to promote a current executive. This is not surprising given the number of benefits that make this approach attractive: An internal candidate has established credibility as well as institutional ...
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How to Better Predict Candidate Success in the Executive Search Process

Reference audits are a vital part of the executive search process. They illuminate characteristics about a candidate that aren't always obvious or visible through the interview process. They also directly speak to a candidate's potential to be successful ...
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Why Succession Planning is More Important Than Ever Before

Many companies have committed to diversifying their leadership teams and board members, but diversification will only happen if they act proactively. Understandably, these same companies are suspending executive searches and succession planning programs ...
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Understanding a Candidate’s Motivations

Over the last decade, the growth of social media, search tools, and recruitment websites have significantly impacted the field of executive recruiting. Recruiters now have access to high volumes of personal and professional data about candidates, along with ...
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The 5 Candidate Motivations That Matter the Most

In my last blog, I wrote about how gaining insight into a candidate's motivations is a crucial factor in a successful executive search. Knowing what is important to the person and why they are interested in changing roles gives you a blueprint for how to ...
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Moving Forward With Virtual Recruitment Plus

While much of the country remains in some state of lockdown, many business leaders are turning their attention to a post-coronavirus world and lessons learned. One of the lessons learned during the pandemic has been that the executive recruitment process ...
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The Most Valuable Trait of an Executive Search Candidate

For more than 40 years, Howard Fischer Associates has helped leaders to secure executive positions in companies where they will thrive over the long term. During that time, we’ve worked with a range of experienced and successful candidates, those who have ...
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