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What your review process says about your company culture

The review process can be a time-consuming and tedious exercise for both managers and their direct reports. Most importantly, it can delay feedback and two-way conversations that would have been more beneficial at an earlier time. As a result, some employers are looking at alternatives to the annual review to build a stronger, more cohesive company culture.
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10 tips to help you get the most from your executive search

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. If you've launched an external search for a world-class business or nonprofit executive, you may have already been frustrated by the process, the cost and the results (or lack thereof). Your search must be led by a sense of urgency. Otherwise, the opportunity cost relating to the senior-management vacancy will surge. And if your search hasn't produced a good
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Filling a key role in your company

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." --Andrew Carnegie The team you build within your company is an essential component in the success of your business. When you lose a team member, you
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Finding talent for the workplace

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. President Calvin Coolidge once said, “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” While President Coolidge may have said this quote in the early 1900s, its message has stood the test of time. Without working hard, growth is all but impossible. When it comes to hiring for your
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Executive recruiting: successful strategies

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. While staff recruiting is important to building a business, executive recruiting is essential in maintaining and growing a successful business. If the executive recruiting process fails, your business could suffer. If your company is in the business for executive recruiting, turn to an executive recruiting firm that knows the best strategies. Without successful strategies for executive recruiting, a
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5 essential concepts in corporate branding

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. If corporate branding is about one thing, it's about building an authentic relationship with your consumer base. Consumers want to interact with a real company, one with values that aren't just colorful catch-phrases visible only on the company's website. Let these values inform your approach to doing business, and your consumers will take note. In doing so, you'll
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Hiring top talent requires top planning

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. Often, I find that companies seek to fill openings by repeating past patterns of hiring. Old job postings are dusted off, the same avenues are utilized for sourcing candidates. To freshen up your hiring process, start with a plan. 1. Be  clear on why the vacancy exists 2. Envision what you really want and need 3. Investigate past
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Braun_Steven_SearchConsultantsABOUT STEVEN R. BRAUN, MBA:  Steve Braun, MBA, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Search Consultants International, part of the MRI Global Network, the world’s largest executive search network. Steve joined MRI in 1976 as an Executive Recruiter, and three years later, in 1979, started his own practice. He grew the operation to its present status of conducting global searches on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of midsize and small business clients. Steve Braun’s practice focuses on several areas including sports, healthcare, nonprofit, consumer packaged goods, marketing, and accounting. Steve has been consistently recognized with Search Firm of the Year awards and top industry honors. He is a frequent speaker at global industry events and colleges.

In addition to his role at Search Consultants, Steve Braun is a partner with several professional sports players assisting players transitioning into after sports careers.

Complimenting his professional endeavors, Steve Braun serves as President of the Maryland Recruiters Association, a position he has held for the past 10 years, and is a member of the IBoard, an exclusive group of International Search Firms.

In the community, Steve is actively involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities, on the executive committee for March of Dimes, Committee member of Cristo Rey, and Ambassador for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys serving as a mentor for the NFTE, judging and advising young entrepreneurs’ business models, and at Loyola University, where, along with being an officer on their Board (Vice President), he mentors senior business and MBA graduates.

After attending Guilford College in North Carolina, Steve received his MBA with honors at Loyola University.

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