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By Jane Howze, page 1

  • 09 30
    2019

    How To Handle A Counter Offer from your Current Employer

    In my 35 years of recruiting, I can't remember a happy ending to a case where an individual resigned and then accepted a counter offer to stay at his or her current employer. Why is that? Counter offers usually don't address the underlying reasons why people want to leave their current positions.

    Individuals change jobs for a variety of reasons. Their current role may lack intellectual stimulation, career development or progression opportunities. He ...

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  • 08 21
    2019

    The Good News about Diversity Practices in Corporate America Today

    Last week, Fortune 500 companies crossed a major threshold when it was announced that all 500 companies had at least one woman sitting on each of their boards. Although naysayers were quick to point out that it was decades overdue, there is something to be said for savoring the small victories and looking at the proactive inclusion programs and policies that companies are establishing. It may take years to reap the results, but change is ...

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  • 08 19
    2019

    Still Want to Land that Corporate Board Seat? Here's How.

    One of the most frequently asked questions we get is "How do I get on a corporate board if I'm not already on a board?"

    1) The Process Is Different than Applying for a Position

    A board seat is not a position for which you apply. It is much more like a sorority, fraternity, or even a posh country club: Candidacy is by invitation only. While it is great to visit and make contacts ...

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  • 08 12
    2019

    Some Insights into the Transfer of Power Upon Retirement

     

    We've had numerous opportunities over the years to conduct searches for executives who will be replacing a retiree, or soon-to-be retiree. The process of retiring can be awkward for both the retiree and the company. As is true with most things in life, there are no absolutes, and every organization must determine the best plan for everyone involved.

    Not surprisingly, when exiting executives can't wait to hit the door—whatever their reasons—it ...

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