Throwing Strikes and Making Hires

Sally Manager has been working to fill an opening on her team for more than 60 days, and she just can’t seem to “post and pray” her way to the right candidate. She’s looking for a Senior Accounting Manager, nothing too complicated, but these postings are just not working. She finally decides to hire an [...]

Give Yourself A Raise – Switch Jobs!

So, you work at Marathon Petroleum, do you? Great company, but did you know that it would take the annual pay of 935 typical Marathon employees to equal the pay of your CEO? Nice gig. Look, nothing against Marathon. Your friend at Humana? She and 343 of her typical employee friends at Humana could combine their [...]

Today’s Hiring Landscape: Put a Ring on It

We’ve all heard reports from media and colleagues about the strong growth in actual and projected hiring activity during the past year, and it seems likely that these trends will continue or even accelerate throughout the rest of 2018. Those of us on the front lines of today’s talent wars likely have examples of candidates [...]

By |2018-03-14T14:56:00-06:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources, other|Tags: , |0 Comments

Top Talent Delivers Top Results

Every company wants to achieve top results, but they may not realize that top talent is the key to this. A Harvard Business Review article published in late 2017 provides some scientific basis for core concepts that management leaders have instinctively known and observed over time: The best performers in a company contribute far more [...]

Candidates Are Choosing Their Employers In 2018

Candidate Experience Is No Longer Low-Priority You're Kidding - We Lost Another Candidate?! Not that many years ago, national labor market conditions favored the employer: There were few good jobs, and many good candidates, so employers didn’t have to make much of an effort to hire top talent or to focus on the candidate experience. [...]

By |2018-02-21T09:06:54-06:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources, job hunting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Talent Acquisition:  #1 Concern of Small Business Leaders

Talent Acquisition:  #1 Concern of Small Business Leaders The 2018 business cycle is shaping up to be an incredible year for U.S. Small Business, and we’ve seen this reported over and over during the past few months. For instance, Forbes (Jan 2018) reported that within the small business sector (firms with less than 500 employees), [...]

By |2018-02-12T13:09:12-06:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vacant Positions – How Long is Too Long?

Vacant Positions - How Long is Too Long? A few days ago, I reached out to a new business contact to introduce myself and our company. They had several vacant positions in their group, one of which was posted to the LinkedIn news feed that day. When I asked how their recruiting efforts were going, [...]

By |2018-02-05T14:49:05-06:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, Human Resources|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Setting Recruiting Expectations in 2018

Setting Recruiting Expectations in 2018 A new year is a new time to set your company's recruiting expectations high. By all indications, 2018 is poised to be a challenging year for U.S. companies seeking to add talented professionals to their workforce. The combination of a record-breaking increase in stock valuation (up roughly 26% in 2017, [...]

By |2018-02-05T14:55:09-06:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: BWC Blog, executive recruiting, human capital, Human Resources|Tags: , |0 Comments