Archive for the Human Resources Excellence Category

Five Ways to Treat Every Candidate

As an executive search consultant, I have heard several horror stories from candidates about negative experiences at the hands of companies and recruiters.  If some of the scenarios below don’t sound familiar, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.   “The company seemed so positive about my candidacy, but now, they have stopped returning my […]

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The Front Line

I’ve spent my entire career in professional services, starting as a mental health professional followed by various stints in different parts of human resources services – employee assistance programs, outplacement and career management – and for the past 15 years, retained executive search.   I always have felt that the professional services sector is a […]

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What Companies Are Looking for in their HR Leaders

In the executive search world, I often hear several “ideal profiles” when companies are looking for new human resources leaders; however, most companies have one thing in common: they want a solid human resources generalist who “knows their stuff” across a variety of functional areas.   In addition to broad-based human resources skills, talent management, […]

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The (as of yet) Unfulfilled Promise of Talent Management

Talent Management is the new black. It’s trendy, chic, and virtually every Fortune 100 company wants to have it. But, what exactly is it? The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) defines it in the following manner. A holistic approach to optimizing human capital, which enables an organization to drive short- and long-term results […]

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The Best HR People I Know

The first in an occasional series on what differentiates the best HR leaders We do a good deal of recruiting for senior human resources leadership positions here at the Salveson Stetson Group. We’re often asked by our clients what our thoughts are on the ideal profile for an HR Leader. It’s a hard question to […]

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