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Hiring in the New Virtual World

Posted by Ken McGovern in Executive Search, Team Development | 0 comments

13.07.20

With some companies continuing to let their employees work virtually to increase safety and social distancing measures, many have found themselves in new and uncertain territory when it comes to the virtual hiring process.

The good news?  There are  myriad  virtual recruiting tools that can help you safely source high-quality talent. After all, hiring the right employees is still a vital part of the success of your organization.

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Networking in the New Normal – it’s Essential!

Posted by Ken McGovern in Team Development | 0 comments

29.04.20

While 2020 has made it difficult to have in-person conferences, events, and meetings, networking is still an essential part of your career’s success. While it may look a little different right now, more connecting on social media, via email, and through online conferences and meetings, networking has not lost its effectiveness when it comes to both career and business growth.

Experts agree that the most connected people are often the most successful. When you invest in your relationships — professional and personal — it will pay you back in dividends throughout the course of your career and life. Networking will help you develop and improve your skill set, stay on top of the latest trends in your industry, keep a pulse on the job market (both for job hunters and hiring managers), meet prospective mentors, partners, and clients, and gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your career development and business growth.

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The IQ vs EQ Debate: Beyond the Resume

Posted by Ken McGovern in Executive Search, Succession Planning, Team Development | 0 comments

08.11.19

Identifying the RIGHT prospective employee is a journey that goes beyond simply finding resumes that boast high GPAs from highly ranked schools or impressive professional credentials.  In fact, I cringe when I think of all the truly qualified people who are overlooked by “black box” online hiring filters just because they are missing a key word in their resume.  Technology is great…until it isn’t.

For me, the credentials are important, but they are secondary to the “person.”

On behalf of my clients I phone screen prospective candidates for IQ (Intelligence Quotient) – hard skills, professional experience, job transitions – basically, reviewing what is in black and white on their resume. I am focusing on topics and skills that are teachable, learnable, measurable, and quantifiable. Yes, I need to know that they have the capacity to do the job, but I don’t overlook someone who has never held the position I’m hiring for. It’s about their overall skillset – I’m looking macro, not micro for most searches.

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Secrets of an Effective Team

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership Development, Team Development | 0 comments

09.09.19

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Ford Motor Company is the second-largest automaker in the U.S and is one of the biggest family businesses in the U.S.  It all began with the strong leadership and innovative skills of the company’s founder, Henry Ford.  For over 100 years, the Ford family has grown the business from its humble beginnings to worldwide powerhouse.  The founder’s great-grandson, William Clay Ford, Jr. serves as the Executive Chairman.

Henry Ford learned early on the power of leadership and an effective team .  Like Army Generals, innovators and CEO’s are only as effective as their front-line team.

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“Ageism” – Face it and work around it!

Posted by Ken McGovern in Succession Planning, Team Development | 0 comments

23.08.18

It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation – or Gen Y – born in the early 80’s through the late 90’s will surpass the Baby Boomer Generation in numbers sooner than later.  The Gen Y’s are deep in our workforce and are now holding significant leadership roles in a variety of industries.

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Why Team Building Counts

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership, Leadership Development, Team Development | 0 comments

14.07.17

 

Team building can conjure up visions of high ropes courses and team scavenger hunts that are meant to build teamwork, trust and collaboration among employees.  While activities can be useful, developing a team is less about scheduling offsite retreats and more about daily habits that build a strong culture. 

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