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Advice For Hiring Managers

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Recruiter

My husband works in real estate. Much like the recruiting business, there are all sorts of real estate agents: Ambitious, hard-working professionals, as well as part-timers and hobbyists looking to make a couple bucks on the side. When you’re choosing someone to guide you on high-stakes transactions – whether purchasing a home or attracting the […]

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Tips for Employers Hiring in the Pandemic

UPDATE! I recently spoke about this with Marc Bautis on the Agent of Wealth podcast. You can listen to the episode here. My favorite coffee shop reopened this week, for to-go coffee and pastries only, but I took it as a promising sign. As the economy gets going again, it will hopefully lead to job […]

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The Importance of Seeing Each Other

Will social distancing cause the most socially distant employees to retreat even further? Let us start the work week with an antidote for loneliness. Why it’s important: A friend of mine that does post-production work for a NYC agency related that many of his colleagues hadn’t had physical with anyone for 3 weeks. In the […]

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14 Favorite Interview Questions

What was the first way you made money? Used by Pharma exec, Cindy Whitehead to assess entrepreneurial ambition and hustle for her sales reps. We think it reveals truths about a person’s drive, work ethic and creativity: Did they build a slime empire in grade school, or was their first job post-college thru a family […]

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The Enlightened Interview

This post will show you how to apply customer experience concepts perfected by Danny Meyer and AirBNB to your interview preparation. I’m listening to Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table, about how he built his portfolio of restaurants. As New Yorkers, you’ve probably eaten at many of them: From Union Square Cafe to Gramercy Tavern […]

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Trailblazing with Laura Mortensen – How Sharp’s New President Built Their Social Practice From a Single Assignment

It’s 2011. You have the opportunity to lead strategy for one of the earliest brands to embrace social at their AOR. They are #alreadywinning, and it’s sure to be heady and high-profile. Or, you can roll the dice on a social media newbie and their privately-held, 25-person PR agency. Maybe they’ll be convinced that social […]

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What You Need to Know About NYC’s Salary History Ban

Should your earnings history play a role in informing future job offers? You could say it’s not a very meaningful metric. No more relevant than the original purchase price of a home driving the sales price. Demand, inventory and the selling prices of comparable homes are much more powerful variables. Even so, most of our […]

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The Cost of Living with a Bad Hire

I’m guilty of making a bad hiring decision and then not firing as quickly as I should have. How did this happen? After 15 years of recruiting, it was unnatural. Like a mother eating her young. But here was this problem employee, living in our house, as our au pair. For those unfamiliar with the program, […]

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