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Profile of an Executive Hire

Profile of a Quality Executive Hire

When travelling you have a destination in mind, when hiring you must have a success profile of your ideal executive in mind. A success profile is your definition of superior performance in the job you are hiring for. It describes six to eight performance objectives the person hired for the job must do to be [...] READ MORE

Green Light Hire

Giving the Green Light? How To Select The Right Candidate

Are you on the verge of giving the green light to a candidate? Be sure you have answers to all of the right questions before making that vital decision. Have We Spread our Recruiting Net Wide Enough? Use the following sources to ensure that you have maximized your candidate reach: Referrals from Employees and Friends of [...] READ MORE

Recruit Now

When to Recruit

If the recruitment process was easy, firms would not need to hire executive search consultants like The Overture Group. In a world where more and more businesses are taking their recruiting online, the first question is to know when the optimal time should be to start the recruiting process. The answer? Always. Don’t just wait [...] READ MORE

Executive Tenure

The New Look of Executive Tenure

There has been a major demographic shift due to baby boomers retiring from the workforce. With this large sector that holds a number of executive level positions exiting the market, companies now have to sit up and pay attention to executive retention. 55% of executives have worked for 2-3 organizations at the executive management level [...] READ MORE


Hiring 101: How to Extend an Offer

It’s done. You developed your recruiting game plan, found the candidates, conducted the interviews, and came to a consensus on the right candidate. The search may be done, but the process isn’t. Extending an offer of employment is just as important as recruiting and interviewing! Follow these four guidelines for success: Evaluate Compensation History It [...] READ MORE

C-Suite Executive Search

Where to Start? First Questions to Ask in Executive Search

As a top executive search firm, we are constantly striving to connect an organization’s leadership needs with the right candidate’s leadership abilities. However, before the interview process can even begin, it is important for any company to confirm their needs assessment: Do You Have a Clear Sense of Values? It is crucial that everyone is [...] READ MORE


5 Rural Recruiting Strategies that Spell Success

You’ve heard the phrase “it’s all about location, location, location” and in job searching that can be especially true. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, rural and non-major markets may not have recovered from the 2007 Recession at the same rate as urban markets, but does that put them at a disadvantage when [...] READ MORE

Avoid These Hiring Mistakes

3 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The recruitment process is never easy. Replacing a member of the team means having to quickly find another candidate that will be able to strongly fill the same roles. You want someone who is confident in having the same level of skills and who fits well with the rest of the team. Knowing what strategies [...] READ MORE

Employment Brand

Tips for Creating an Effective Employment Brand

What exactly is an employment brand? Simply put, it is your reputation! It is comprised of your company culture, work environment, employee benefits, and employee value proposition. Most importantly, it is the perception of your organization in the employment market. Your reputation is vital to the success of your recruitment strategy. Recent studies of job [...] READ MORE

Mobile Recruiting Strategy

Recruiting Trends: Tips for your Mobile Recruiting Strategy

There is no question about it; mobile technology has changed the way that we live our lives. It is influencing every area and recruiting is no exception. MarketWatch recently published the results of a survey indicating that 90% of job seekers have utilized mobile devices during their search. It is not just in one area [...] READ MORE