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Several years ago, I served on the board of a local nonprofit. When our Director of Development left to go to a larger organization, “Mary,” the Founder and Executive Director, immediately embarked on a search for her replacement. ...

Stop Doing These 3 Things

As a human resources professional, your job includes attracting and hiring great executive talent in order for your employer to succeed. When it comes to recruiting, it's easy to make the wrong hiring decision without knowing it. A candidate may look perfect at first, but you really don't know how her work ethic relates to her resume until you actually see her in action. There are thousands of things you can do to hire better talent, but start by cutting out these 3 common items from your checklist: 

In a growing company, recruiting qualified executive staff is critical to sustaining growth. You may already have your company’s business plan in place to travel the exciting pathway to success, but execution will be the challenge. You realize that you cannot do it alone nor can you rely only on the core group that has gotten you this far. The journey requires a talented executive staff with proven decision-making skills and project management capability.

Every new boss will have a different style than the last. Though the general business objectives may remain the same, your new boss’s strengths, management style, personality and pain points are likely to be different. The greatest business managers in history had vastly diverse personalities and widely different styles. Witness the number of books on “effective management” philosophies that have been written in recent decades. Understanding the management style and personality of your boss will enhance your working relationship and minimize stress. 

Years ago a successful executive coach and personal friend shared a story about a coaching assignment he turned down. His client, a major bank, asked him to work with one of their vice presidents, Toxic Tom. “He's one of our top performers,” they said. “We consider him to be crucial to our success going forward. He has one minor flaw we'd like you to work on with him. He has been known to slap subordinates when he is upset with them.”

My friend turned down the assignment and advised client to refer Tom for psychological counseling rather than coaching.

If you're a hiring manager make sure you seriously consider retaining an executive search firm to find your next senior level employee. Why? Because you can’t afford not to.

Explore Dise & Company’s Population Health Executive Recruitment Experiences through the eyes of their Expert Researcher, Dori Lieber

Matching the best candidates for any executive position is not a simple process. Each new opportunity is an exciting journey of research, interaction, recommendation, and resolution. 

Once Dise & Company has been selected to conduct an organization’s executive recruitment, my intensive research begins. Locating and qualifying outstanding candidates means digging beneath superficial attributes and qualifications to determine whether the individual meets our client’s needs at every level.