Lessons learned (or reinforced) at a party

As I was attending an event hosted by one of my firm’s top clients yesterday, I was gratified to be surrounded by not only managers and senior executives that I had placed in the company, but my strategic partners within the group. To see the founder, president and other executives working closely with my placed candidates to celebrate a new store…

No Surprises

We all love surprises: unexpected gifts that show up at our door, friends that drop by – the good surprises. But surprises during the job search process aren’t always a good thing. I often say to both my client companies and candidates that a significant part of my job is to minimize surprises on both sides. By consistently engaging in a dialogue about…

Summertime and the Living is Easy….

Aah..summer—-the time of year that many of us dream of days by the water or our favorite mountain retreat and slowing down a bit. And enjoy it we should! So many times we will speak with candidates in July or August who “want to wait until fall” to consider interviewing or exploring other opportunities. Surely, the job market must slow down in the…

Can you truly deliver an optimum brand experience?

As our group is working on several manager searches for our luxe clients, it strikes me how we consistently hear of the need for Managers to truly set the tone when it comes to Client Experience in their retail stores. In NYC alone, today we have 10 active projects for well-known global luxury brands to lead retail businesses, both Uptown and Downtown. Each brand has its own nuance…