Posts Tagged candidate, page 1
Alex & Red has seen its share of executive candidates, and (as revealed in our “Candidates Do the Darndest Things” article series) they don’t always make the best impression: Dressing too fashion-forward, bringing a significant other, or ordering a three-course meal for a coffee meeting are just a few examples… and that’s just scraping the surface. Even extremely qualified, accomplished executives have been known to display bad judgment.
But the same can also be ...
No leader works in a vacuum. It is critical to build teams that are well-positioned to cooperate, communicate and engage, particularly in the context of an organization’s culture. And given that an alarming percentage of C-suite hires are unsuccessful—CHROs reported a 10 to 50 percent C-suite succession failure rate in one survey—boards and hiring committees have a responsibility to collect as much information about a candidate as possible.
A 2010 study examined ...
Last week, we wrote a column about how to be a good search committee member and how a successful search committee should function. This week, we focus on the candidate who must meet with a search committee.
Despite what anyone says, a search committee interview is not the same as a one-on-one interview, and many people who are quite effective in individual interviews bomb in a group setting.
There are several reasons for this. In ...
Does the order in which you interview for a position really make a difference? In scheduling candidate interviews, it is not uncommon for candidates to request a specific spot in the so-called “batting order”. Some people like to go first, believing that they will set the bar and that any other candidates will be benchmarked against them. Others request to go last in hopes that they will stand out most in the client’s memory ...