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Employer Branding Tips

How to Improve Employer Branding

Company reputation can make or break your recruitment process. According to LinkedIn, 72% of recruiting leaders worldwide agreed that employer brand has a significant impact on hiring. So, how can you improve your employer branding and recruit top talent? Depending on your budget and resources, there are a variety of approaches to developing a strong [...] READ MORE

Strong Professional Networks

4 Reasons to Hire Candidates with Strong Professional Networks

Companies consider factors like relevant job experience, education and skills when evaluating candidates in the hiring process. Should an executive’s professional network be considered in addition to those factors? Recent research suggests the answer is yes. Why should employers consider professional networks? 1. They Often Perform Well According to ERE Recruiting Intelligence, the strength of [...] READ MORE

Improve Quality Hires

How to Improve the Quality of Your Hires

Improve the quality of your hires by rewriting your traditional job descriptions. In the rewriting process, throw out traditional skills-based descriptions and prepare a performance profile instead. To immediately save resources in sourcing and recruiting, start by answering these questions: 1. What does the person need to do to be successful? Specifically write out 6 [...] READ MORE

2018 Trends

2018 New Year Trends in Search & Recruitment

2018 is quickly approaching, and it’s time to begin strategically planning our search and recruitment efforts for next year. There are a few trends that we estimate will be significant in 2018 including the impact of demographics, technology in the talent acquisition process, an emphasis on employer branding, the affect of healthcare news on recruitment [...] READ MORE

Irresistible Job Offer

5 Ways to Make an Irresistible Job Offer

Hiring great people in a talent scarce situation is a challenge. According to Up to Work, the conversion rate of offers accepted was 83.1% in 2016, down from 89% in 2015. Making a great job offer is an essential part of hiring top candidates. Here’s how to make your top candidate a job offer that’s [...] READ MORE

Profile of an Executive Hire

Profile of a Quality Executive Hire

When travelling you have a destination in mind, when hiring you must have a success profile of your ideal executive in mind. A success profile is your definition of superior performance in the job you are hiring for. It describes six to eight performance objectives the person hired for the job must do to be [...] READ MORE

Green Light Hire

Giving the Green Light? How To Select The Right Candidate

Are you on the verge of giving the green light to a candidate? Be sure you have answers to all of the right questions before making that vital decision. Have We Spread our Recruiting Net Wide Enough? Use the following sources to ensure that you have maximized your candidate reach: Referrals from Employees and Friends of [...] READ MORE

Recruit Now

When to Recruit

If the recruitment process was easy, firms would not need to hire executive search consultants like The Overture Group. In a world where more and more businesses are taking their recruiting online, the first question is to know when the optimal time should be to start the recruiting process. The answer? Always. Don’t just wait [...] READ MORE

Executive Tenure

The New Look of Executive Tenure

There has been a major demographic shift due to baby boomers retiring from the workforce. With this large sector that holds a number of executive level positions exiting the market, companies now have to sit up and pay attention to executive retention. 55% of executives have worked for 2-3 organizations at the executive management level [...] READ MORE


Hiring 101: How to Extend an Offer

It’s done. You developed your recruiting game plan, found the candidates, conducted the interviews, and came to a consensus on the right candidate. The search may be done, but the process isn’t. Extending an offer of employment is just as important as recruiting and interviewing! Follow these four guidelines for success: Evaluate Compensation History It [...] READ MORE