Search Firm Tips and Advice
  • Why Young CPG Brands are Really Effective at Social Media

    Ever ask yourself why some brands tend to excel on social media, while others do not? Think of the Dollar Shave Club. Need I say more? They have got what it takes when it comes to marketing. This type of CPG brand knows what they are doing on these platforms. There is no way you can duplicate what they do and be successful. That is not what a successful marketing campaign looks like. Yes, certain things work for some companies, but that doesn’t mean it will work for you. Instead of trying to duplicate what has already been done, the...
  • Four Critical Tasks Of Strategic Execution

    Business owners and CEO’s have a difficult job all the way around. The success of the company relies upon a combination of things. If Celebrity Apprentice has taught us anything, it’s that the one in charge is usually to blame for the loss of the team. As the one in charge, it is your job to make certain that your company has a strategic plan in place. It isn’t enough just to have a plan. You have to make it happen. Create a Vision and Make it Known Before you can really delve into putting together a plan, you must...
  • Winning the War for Talent: The Best Companies Use Training

    If you haven’t invested in training your team in a while, then it is time to re-think your strategies. Companies are focusing more time and energy on advancing their employees education. Why is that? People Want To Be Invested In Just like you work hard to add value to your customer’s lives, you need to put focus on your staff as well. They are people, just like the ones you serve. Finding ways to add value to their lives will keep them loyal to you. It is the same principles you would use for keeping your customers happy and coming...
  • Finding Enthusiasm

    One of the most elemental solutions for finding enthusiasm is to focus on the benefit you will derive from completing a particular task. In some situations it’s easy to discover the benefit. For instance, you may hate wrapping presents, but you know the person you’re giving the present to will be overjoyed when presented with this lovely paper-wrapped gift, and so you derive happiness from envisioning the recipient opening the present. Other circumstances will not have such obvious benefits. If you were to find yourself trying to change a flat tire on the side of the road in the middle...
  • Industry Specific Recruiting – Hire Expert Executive Search Recruiters

    Have a hard to fill position?  Trust your key openings to the expert executive search recruiter in your field - JK Consultants. When you need to fill a key position would you prefer to have someone like JK Consultants with years of proven specialized experience in your industry, or someone who dabbles in several areas including yours?  There is an old saying that you can be a jack of all trades and a master of none and the same is true in the executive search industry.  Firms that think of your particular industry as an added vertical instead of their...
  • Vacancy Cost Analysis – How much is that opening costing you?

    Can you afford to let your open positions go unfilled? Let's perform a vacancy cost analysis. Having a hard time filling a key position in your company?  Think that your opening is not impacting your company’s bottom line?  After performing a vacancy cost analysis, you might think again!  In just a few weeks the next quarter will be upon us, and you need all hands on deck to ensure that this is a great year for your company.   Many people erroneously think that the money saved from not paying a salary and benefits will offset the expense of a vacant...
  • Identify and Eliminate Interview Bias

    As an executive recruiter, we are very aware of interview bias. All companies rely upon the job interview to evaluate and predict the performance of a candidate who will ultimately be offered the job. Most interviewers prepare a list of questions and make their hiring decision based upon job related criteria equally applied to each candidate. However, recruitment decisions are made by human beings and are therefore vulnerable to subjectivity, bias and other unintentional influence. When we become aware of how the subjective factors can influence us, we can take steps to counteract or eliminate them and focus on objective...
  • Interviews: If Possible, Record a Practice Session

    Job interviews are stressful for everyone involved. It is obvious that the candidate interviewing for the job will find it stressful but the person conducting the interview will also find it stressful. Here are a few tips from our years of experience as an executive search firm. Interviews are stressful from both sides of the table since everyone wants to make a good first impression and everyone wants to make sure that they make the right decision. Most interviewers are great at performing their jobs but may not have much experience conducting interviews. The candidate and the interviewer begin by...

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