Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have What it Takes?

Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have What it Takes?

Data Mike Erney, Managing Partner   Your intelligence quotient, or IQ, used to be the number everyone wished was higher. Employers took IQ heavily into account when interviewing new talent. Determining intelligence with a standard test and set scale seemed reasonable....
The Knowing and Doing Gap: Using Metrics to Improve

The Knowing and Doing Gap: Using Metrics to Improve

Data Jerry Hansen, Managing Partner   Smart work beats talent any day of the week. You could be the most talented worker in a room but if you don’t use metrics to work smarter, your efforts are likely to be falling short or taking much more effort than they should. Working...
The Science of Search

The Science of Search

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When I started recruiting back in 2002, I worked in a niche firm covering a regional base and our office had just one computer to maintain a basic contact database. Candidates would apply to a newspaper ad by the way of fax or a mailed resume (yes, that’s mail without an E). As a “recruiter” I would

Never Pay a Retainer, Unless…

Never Pay a Retainer, Unless…

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After talking with executives from prominent manufacturing companies, I have found that the current status quo is to use Retained Search Firms for only C-Level positions. Their beliefs were that giving a contingency firm an exclusive relationship or having multiple firms compete to find the best candidates was

Beyond the Metrics: Turning Habits into Success

Beyond the Metrics: Turning Habits into Success

Data Anne Corall, Research Associate   I’ve been with Alliance Search Solutions for about a year, and I love what I do. I work in an analytical role, using the data we have about how we hire to improve our efficiency and bottom line. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s...