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5 Reasons Santa Claus Is A Better Manager Than You

Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is near and your year as a manager and leader will end soon. Time to have a critical look at your managerial capacities: what is the one leadership skill you evolved with last year, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a leader? Let’s refer to one of the best and most stable benchmarks we can think of: Santa Claus. After all, he does not run out
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Should You Hire Someone Without A Degree?

Do degrees determine success? Success in careers or business is determined by various factors. One common factor in question is how important a university degree is for success. It’s no secret that degree holders bring home a higher pay than those without one, but does the degree define their ability? Should CEOs, Directors and other decision makers completely disregard hiring those without a degree? The pay gap betw
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(Executive) Searching For Excellence

I’m old enough to know the impact of the book of Peters and Waterman: ‘In Search of Excellence’.  In 1982, when a lot of yoghurt hit the ‘economy-fan’ – inflation was 10%, interest rates were 14%, unemployment rates were written in double digits as well – the ideas on how to be an excellent company, were pretty radical.  They came up with eight characteristics that mark great companies. To name a few: ‘Customers are
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How To Partner With The Best Executive Search Firm For Your Business

Executive search firms are an essential part of corporate life and choosing the right one with whom to partner can mean the difference between hiring a superstar and an also ran. The war is raging but can you win the battle? If you are like most of the CEOs I know, you are fighting a never-ending battle to ensure that your organisation is at the forefront of your industry. To thrive in today’s business world, you mus
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Succession Planning – Preempting Empty Chairs In Your Organization

This week’s posting comes from Petter Berg, Partner and Co-founder at Human Assets Consulting/ Kennedy Executive Search Norway. Succession Planning is crucial to avoid “empty slots” in your management team – but most fail to do this exercise successfully. Building a sustainable pipeline of management talent at multiple levels is challenging, but we know from existing clients that it is doable. Most companies st
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6 Ways To Build And Grow Your Employment Brand

Here comes a posting from Annie Wright from Integrated People Solutions in Denver/ Kennedy USA: “Let’s start off by stating the obvious here: finding and recruiting top talent is difficult. You and your organization need to stand out in today’s candidate-driven marketplace. In order to do that, organizations no longer have the option to ignore employment branding as it has become a necessity for driving talent
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Gender Pay: Closing The Gap

Here comes the fourth and last blog post on gender pay gap, written by Wilma and Eline from Lens,/ Kennedy Executive Search The Netherlands: In the first three blogs we have seen that the Gender Pay Gap is still a very relevant issue, even today. After interviewing female professionals here at Kennedy and its’ offices in Europe and the USA, it became clear that the Gender Pay Gap is silently though firmly prese
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The Future Of Recruitment: 7 Things To Watch Out For

Here comes part 2 of the postings based on the seminar I was holding in Budapest on „The Future Of Recruitment“, organized by our Partner office Ikelosz/ Kennedy Executive Search Hungary. Yogi Berra said “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future”. Here is my educated guess what the future might look like, once more with the input from my colleagues, peers and network in the Czech Republic, Den
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Will It Hurt Your Career Being Part Of The LGBT Community?

Will it hurt your career if you are part of the LGBT community? In politics not: Europe has now two openly gay prime ministers: Leo Varadkar, the Prime Minister of Ireland and Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg. Who would have thought that this would be the case ten or even twenty years ago within the European Union? Things have changed. However, not all countries within the EU are committed to equality when it comes to Les
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8 Challenges The Recruitment Industry Faces And How To Overcome Them

On 12 June, I was invited to hold a seminar on „The Future Of Recruitment“ in Budapest, organized by our local Partner office Ikelosz/ Kennedy Executive Search Hungary. And just like with the Rubik’s cube – a famous Hungarian invention – it is not always easy to define what the right move is. What does the future hold for us? What will change, what will stay the same? So far, all we know is that “it
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