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The 5 stages of executive hiring grief [and the 10 steps to avoid them]

 

It's interesting that there are lots of books, articles, and blog posts written about what candidates should do when interviewing. However, there are many fewer that are directed at the other side of the desk--the company hiring and the executive interviewer. There is little more frustrating than finding a super-star candidate, and then having them slip off the hook and end up at a competitor. We recently finished 3 searches in under 75 days. The only way this happened was because of both deep cooperation and coordination between the search firm and the client as well as tight coordination internally within the client company itself, encouraging both interview quality and speed.

 

 

Clark Waterfall, Managing Director & Co-Founder, BSG Team Ventures

Founding Partner of Tinzon Group

May 14 2015

   

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2015 - 10 Realities of the Executive Talent Market: The Good & The Bad

 

“Blue sky” hiring mode? Is that an industry insider phrase? Not exactly, but it does serve to describe the current state of executive hiring in which we find ourselves as we enter 2015. Perhaps it may benefit both corporations and executive candidates to offer a brief review.

 

 

Clark Waterfall, Managing Director & Co-Founder, BSG Team Ventures

Founding Partner of Tinzon Group

January 07 2015

   

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Global Perspective on Board Diversity

 

Much has been written in the media in recent times about the need for corporate boards to diversify, especially in relation to female representation.

 

 

Today, directors are operating not only in a new environment, but one that is also changing at a pace unlike that which has been experienced in the past. Shareholders, regulators, and stakeholders have greater influence on the boardroom and customers have more purchasing power than ever before. Delivering an outstanding customer experience in this new and developing digital era has become a strategic imperative.

 

 

To understand how corporate boards are being structured to deal with these new challenges, TINZON GROUP, a global alliance of international Executive Search firms, recently undertook a comprehensive survey into the age and gender of executive and nonexecutive board members of publicly listed companies within its 10 member countries.

 

 

Almost 2,000 Directors in over 180 publicly listed companies took part in the study. One of our aims was to evaluate (on a global basis) what differences exist between the boards of companies in the Americas, Asia/Pacific and EMEA and what lessons could be learned.

 

 

David Dumeresque, Managing Partner, Tyzack Partners

Partner of Tinzon Group

November 26 2014

   

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Employers Beware -- "shelf-life" of executive candidates expiring faster than you think

 

The term "shelf-life" was coined to refer to expiration dates on perishables in the super market. However, a different market--the executive talent market--is increasingly one where the same term can be applied.

 

 

Clark Waterfall, Managing Director & Co-Founder, BSG Team Ventures

Founding Partner of Tinzon Group

September 11 2014

   

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How to find a purple squirrel

 

Six years ago Jan Koum and Brian Acton applied for jobs at Facebook. Both were turned down and Acton would often quip: “We’re part of the Facebook reject club.”

 

 

David Dumeresque, Managing Partner, Tyzack Partners

Partner of Tinzon Group

June 28 2014

   

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The Neurological Premise For High Performance

 

High performance is a concept that holds various definitions, of which “a performance that exceeds an expected norm” is one. However, at Albright Partners we prefer to define high performance as “a sustainable series of performances at a level that exceeds what most people consider normal or average and that elevates the average or mean performance level”.

 

 

Henrik Brabrand, CEO & Managing Partner, Albright Partners Ltd

Founding Partner of Tinzon Group

June 28 2014

   

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Beat the Boys' Club II: Lessons From Three of the World's Top Headhunters 

 

Most workplaces are a man’s domain. In the second of an exclusive two-part special feature, three of the world’s top executive level recruiters give tips on changes you can make today to beat the boys’ club, and offer their views on what companies could do to improve diversity. If you missed the first part of this feature, just click here.

 

 

Polly Stewart, www.Woman-On-Top.com

June 20 2014

   

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Beat the Boys' Club I: Lessons From Three of the World's Top Headhunters 

 

Most workplaces are still male-dominated. But did you know that men often outperform women in job interviews? And are also perceived outperforming on the job?

 

In the first instalment of a special two-part feature, Woman-On-Top.com speaks exclusively to three of the world’s top executive search professionals on how you can beat the boys’ club and get ahead.

 

Polly Stewart, www.Woman-On-Top.com

June 9 2014

   

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The Five Secrets of Success for Women in Asia

 

"Women should capitalize on the qualities that they are naturally blessed with," like being sensitive and consultative, said Lim Chye Lian, Singapore-based Managing Director and Founder of global executive search firm Executive Talent International. "The mistake would be to try too hard and emulate the male gender, especially in a male-dominated work environment."

 

Julie Steinberg, Wall Street Journal,

FINS Asia Pacific Asia Jobs Outlook Oct 17 2011

   

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Whole new ballgame for C-level executives

 

“The new landscape in which executives – and aspiring C-level talent – find themselves in today is a lot tougher than prior to 2008. But there are opportunities to be had.”

 

Interview with Lim Chye Lian, Managing Director & Founder,

Executive Talent International Pte Ltd

The Business Times Weekend, July 16 & 17 2011

   

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Mark Porath’s contribution to Higher Education at the national level

 

“We tend to produce no end of marketing, accounting, legal and other derivatives of business focused qualifications – but nothing in sales. – Mark Porath”

 

“Vodafone is committed to building the business acumen skill of New Zealand sales people and sees the development of the course by AUT as a key step forward” – Russell Stanners, chief executive of Vodafone New Zealand

 

Interview with Mark Porath, Managing Director & Founder,
PORATH EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Excerpts from Jan 2011 edition of Idealog, a leading New Zealand creative marketing magazine

   

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Talent search begins anew

 

“Companies are assessing their executive capacities and finding that they need new talent to deliver on their plans”

 

“EXECUTIVE recruitment is a leading indicator for the global economy – and indications are promising as we enter a new decade.”

 

Interview with Lim Chye Lian, Managing Director & Founder,

Executive Talent International Pte Ltd

The Business Times Weekend, January 9 & 10 2010

   

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