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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as “hiring”

3 Key Factors for Avoiding Surprises in a New Role

Have you ever accepted a new position with an uneasy feeling about the company or culture you were entering? During the interview process, everything looked good on the surface - but you can't shake the feeling you hadn't gotten the full story.

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Giving Human Resources a Seat at the Table

As a retained executive recruiter in Minneapolis, I have had the great fortune to work with a number of companies hiring their first strategic human resources leader. Surprisingly, these companies have not been start-ups or small companies - all were long standing, reputable companies with over ...

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Sales Problem? Or Strategic Problem?

At KeyStone Search, we have the privilege to partner with great mid-sized companies with long histories of growth and success. Frequently we are introduced to these companies when they have gotten stuck - the company's growth has stalled, and they consult us to find a new Vice President of Sales ...

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Don't Leave Your Executive Hire to Chance

We've discussed time and time again the increasing difficulty of making great hires in private companies. In a booming economy with a low unemployment rate, private companies have a difficult time attracting top talent to their companies: this is especially an issue when it comes to executive ...

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Inspire, Respect & Reward: Lessons from Jack Wiley

I recently attended a presentation given by Jack Wiley, a renowned consultant who has built a career writing, teaching and researching what employees want most and what factors best promote employee engagement, performance confidence and business success.

Jack presented findings from his book ...

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Finding Your Integrator: Are you really ready?

As a Visionary, your eyes are always on the big picture, audacious goals, new ideas and growth, growth, growth. For the most part, this is a great thing; it’s why you’ve gotten this far in your business. But even the fastest sports cars in the world are made with brakes. At times you need to ...

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The 5 Key Checkpoints for Evaluating Integrators

Next month I’ll be speaking at A Conference for Companies Running on EOS® -- a first-ever event for companies that have fully embraced EOS tools, systems and philosophies. My talk will focus mainly on strategies for successful Integrator and functional leader search and hiring.  

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Evaluating and Hiring Leaders For Your ESOP

At KeyStone, we have a particular appreciation for ESOP companies. They have an innate understanding of the importance of cultural fit and alignment to things we have built our practice upon. I am very excited to be attending and speaking at the 2017 NCEO annual conference in Denver, Colorado ...

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