The Executive Suite Blog

3 Reasons Why Job References Are A Great Screening Tool!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

As an employer, every time you decide you need to hire another employee you enter new territory.  Yes, you are willing to market and recruit for talent to fill that position that you know is necessary for a certain segment of your business to be more successful. 

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Tags: employment firm, job interview questions, stafffing firm, hiring agency, executive recruitment

Want More Money? Develop An Ideal Candidate Background

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

During a recent discussion on a Business Manager search I asked our client if he could detail the ideal candidate background for this position.  He immediately asked why this was important, as he thought it was more important to discuss salary, benefits, our services, etc.  So then began our discussion – which I thought I would share with you.

Show Me The Money

At the beginning and the end of the discussion it’s all about money – more or less.  More if the hiring manager can define the candidate background specific enough to enable a productive and profitable search result for the employer.  Less if the hiring manager dismisses this effort at definition by telling the executive recruiter to “give it your best shot.”

Why is it more?  Thinking through the discussion I had with our client it became apparent to him at the end of our chat that there was a direct correlation to his ability to define the professional and personal background and characteristics of a candidate and the ability of the company to earn more money.

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Tags: Recruitment

Want A Thriving Business? Focus On Great Communications!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Look at our webinar on the importance of great communications in your business.

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Tags: how to lead work teams, executive leadership coach, great communications

Attention: Will Franchising Help You Become More Relevant In Your Next Career?

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

View this short Go To Webinar to start thinking about whether franchising is a good career alternative for you.

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Tags: franchise opportunity, franchise owner, franchise business opportunity, franchise ownership, career

What Interview Questions Staffing Firms Don't Want You To Know

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

As a professional staffing firm we interview candidates daily for position openings.  I’ve written before about coaching employers on how to improve their interviewing process.  Today I thought I might help job applicants learn how to improve their own interview skills by discussing how they can manage the interview process better.

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Tags: staffing firm, employer, interview questions, staffing firms, employment firm, applicant

6 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Will Buy A Franchise

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Watch our webinar discussing the 6 reasons why baby boomers will buy a franchise. Hope you benefit from the presentation.

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Tags: buy a business, franchise opportunity, baby boomer, franchise ownership

3 Reasons Management Relationships Are A Waste Of Time

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Mar 02, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

Every day I’m coaching a client through my executive leadership coaching program I find that the topic of management relationships are the most vexing and complicated discussion points during coaching sessions.  It’s not uncommon for a coaching client to tell me what she thinks I want to hear, but not really changing her tune when it comes to managing employees.

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Tags: executive leadership coach, executive leadership coaching program, management relationships

Cape Cod Staffing Firm Cracks The Interview Questions Code!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Feb 23, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

As a Cape Cod staffing firm it makes sense to crack the interview questions code for employers who are embarking on a hiring process for any type of position.  I’m doing so based on the request of several employers who have asked us for assistance. 

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Tags: cape cod, staffing firm, direct hire, temp staffing, employer

5 Questions You Must Ask About Your Executive Leadership Coaching Program

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Feb 16, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

What makes one executive leadership coaching program different than another?  For that matter, how much should you invest in an executive leadership coach before you realize the benefits?  Furthermore, at what point will you identify that you’ve actually benefitted from the executive leadership coaching program?

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Tags: executive leadership coach, executive leadership coaching program, executive coaching, executive coach

You Want Staffing Firm Employer Advice?

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Every day that we interview employers and applicants we learn a bit more about interpersonal relationships.  For instance, an employer who calls at the last possible moment to demand the hiring of an employee, and gets upset that the hiring just doesn’t happen that quickly.  Or the applicant who demands that we interview him for an open position – and wonders why he’s not been referred for a client interview.

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Tags: cape cod, job placement, staffing firm, direct hire, temp staffing, employer