51 results for tag: Jeff Hyman


How to Never Lose Your Candidate to a Counteroffer

I almost never lose candidates to a counteroffer. And it's not because I have some special hypnotic power over candidates. I wish. No. I'm just neurotic. So, I plan for the worst and hope for the best. If you do the same, you'll almost never lose a ...
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Are You Wasting Your Time Checking Candidate References?

Let's get real. Is it time to scrap the reference check? Most execs pay lip service to checking references. Typically, they call a couple of the people provided by the candidate, ask a few softball questions and are done with it. Rarely will these brief ...
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When the Candidate Declines Your Offer

Your Rockstar candidate will say "No" for a lot of different reasons. Most of them are preventable. Are you preventing them? I just read a study that shows in today's red-hot job market, candidates say "No" one-third of time. That means 33% of the ...
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This Isn’t Your Job

Your job is not to keep the peace. Your job is to keep your top-performers. Keep them engaged. Happy. Productive. And above all, keep them from answering the phone when the headhunters call. Yet, I see leaders try to keep the peace by giving out ...
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Rediscover the Lost Art of Seduction

When it comes to recruiting the best candidates in this record-low unemployment rate, nothing less than seduction will do. When we get back up to 10% unemployment rate, you can return to your job board "post and pray" strategy. But until then, remember ...
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Friday’s Dirty Little Secret

In case you've been living under a rock since 2007, you already know that Glassdoor has shined a spotlight on how employers treat their people (and their candidates.) How many stars do you have? Your company and your CEO each have a score. And there's no ...
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Amazon Files for Bankruptcy

Not today. But one day. I didn't say it. Jeff Bezos (CEO, Founder, Gazillionaire) said it: "One day Amazon will fail. We will go bankrupt. Company lifespans tend to be 30-plus years. If we start to focus on ourselves, instead of customers, that will ...
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Recruiter Straight Talk on His Desired Candidate Interview Approach

Straight talking executive recruiter Jeff Hyman talks about the approach candidates who succeed take when interviewing with him. If you want to improve your interviewing performance, listen to what he has to say. This is an excerpt from ExecuNet Master ...
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The Super Bowl is Sunday. Here’s the Over/Under You Can Bet On

Even if you're not planning to watch the big game (or the ads!), you probably know that the Over/Under tells you who the Las Vegas bookies are favoring. Right now it's three points, which means Sunday should be a nail-biter. But I want to ask you an ...
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Please Stop Doing This When You Hire!

It's time to be straight with you... If you're like most executives, you're making the biggest hiring mistake. Over and over and over. I wouldn't be a friend if I didn't tell you. Because it's totally avoidable. But the change will take some courag...
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How to Befriend a Recruiter

For over 30 years ExecuNet has been helping executives. We started with job search and have grown over time to help executives with more aspects of their lives, including career path guidance, wellbeing, and being a better leader, one who grows the business ...
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Candidate Interview

Interviewing candidates is where it all falls apart for so many business leaders. Despite their best intentions. Because they've never been taught how to do it properly, they wing it. Yikes. I'm a numbers nerd and I recently calculated that I've ...
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