There are 212 case studies in this section. These describe the issues our clients faced as they approached their job search and how we helped them with securing new positions and negotiate better packages. At the beginning of many stories, you will see a video or audio symbol. Click on that and listen to or watch the client speak about their Stewart, Cooper & Coon search experience.
Family-centered benefits play a major role in the lives of an employee’s children. Health insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave, and FMLA all receive – and deserve – a great deal of limelight, but there is one area that also stands to make a highly significant and lifelong contribution, and that is financial education.
In today’s competitive job market, candidates are focused on perks beyond just title and salary. Employers who offer creative benefits are doing so in an effort to retain top talent, as family benefits are becoming a way for employees to ascertain whether a company supports and values the family dynamic.
Along with the more common family-related benefits that are offered, financial education for children could make the … Read More
Earlier in the year, Decide Consulting made its 2018 IT Salary survey available for download to the public. Decide combined the results of their survey with job board data which was then cross-referenced with data from the Department of Labor / US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 15 percent, bottom 15 percent, as well as the middle ground of salaries were displayed.
One aspect which was made clear is that IT workers should always remain cognizant of their technological skill level and how it coincides with their future interests. Determining whether your company values these skills, offers training, or provides a suitable environment for reaching these goals is critical. Additionally, IT employers should pay close attention to the value … Read More
According to the US Small Business Administration, over 36 percent of all businesses in the United States are majority-owned by female entrepreneurs.
No one with any credibility will pretend there are not still significant challenges for professionally minded and career-dedicated women in today’s business world, but facts and figures like those above are, in a word, heartening. To be able to step back and see the phenomenal impact that women are having in the business world should be an encouragement to every young woman coming into her own and setting her sights on the corporate sphere.
When talking about Venture Capital (VC), however, the panorama seems to shift. Considering the fact that the total number of women VCs declined by … Read More
Work, as a cultural dynamic, has something of an interesting place in American society. Throughout the latter half of the previous century, ‘work’ was the subliminal metric by which we measured ourselves and others in terms of utility, worth, even social status. To this day, we often hear proud exclamations in the realm of: “I put in 60 hours this week alone!” While a strong work ethic is commendable, there is nothing glamorous about working yourself down to the bone, putting your mental and emotional well-being at risk, and burning out. And that is precisely what happens to those who cannot find a healthy balance between work and life: burnout.
So then, how do we isolate the … Read More
While good organizations do their best to keep their clientele happy at all times, even the most highly regarded companies are bound to experience a customer complaint every once in a while. Therefore, it’s important for all businesses to know how to prepare for a negative customer reaction, should the situation arise.
The manner in which companies handle criticism directly affects the survival of your business. In fact, teaching your employees how to properly deal with an unhappy client should be of paramount value in your organization.
Here, we discuss some guidelines to help businesses effectively and gracefully handle an unsatisfied customer.
Dealing With General Customer Complaints
1. Pay attention
According to Matthew Swyers, business writer and founder of the … Read More
|One of our primary services has always been to provide our clients and partners with a reliable roadmap and forecast of the economic environment that lies ahead. Establishing topography of dependability and confidence is vital to the health of the industry and our ability to respond appropriately to changing indicators. Our targeted surveys show that executive recruiter sentiment remains fairly bullish for the next six months–by which we mean that the projections indicate that over 65 percent of high-level executive recruiters are highly confident that executive recruitment will rise in the following year.|
Where does this sense of ‘bullishness’ come into play and why is it a good thing? Well, we see it as indicative that not only are we
Business owners are typically quite adept at forecasting the future needs of their companies. In fact, for entrepreneurs, planning ahead is an indispensable skill. Yet, by the same token, looking forward in a practical way is often next to impossible without accurately evaluating the past.
Of course, each year presents its set of highs and lows; and it’s just as important to celebrate an achievement as it is to assess and learn from a flawed decision. Simply stated, in order to create a working plan for the upcoming year, it’s imperative for business owners to take stock of the past one. Small-business adviser to entrepreneurs across the globe and contributor to Inc.com, Marla Tabaka, shares some valuable guidelines … Read More
Objectivity is the token banner held high for business pursuits; and to an extent, rightly so. Objectivity in analyzing pros and cons is an indispensable attribute for any accomplished executive or manager. Working with people (and working with them well) is inherent toward keeping things running both smoothly and productively. Yet, it is the precise juncture between the objective and the subjective where the clash can so often occur.
Objectively, you know what you need to make happen; although it’s the subjective knowledge that is necessary to actually bring a team to a functional and cohesive pinnacle.
People are as varied as fish in the ocean, and it has been the subject and study of countless efforts throughout … Read More