Unselfishness Serves YOUR Interests….Win-Win-WON!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Business inherently involves a lot of transactions in one form or another. B2C transactions take place all day everyday – we buy a cup of coffee, or purchase something at a store or online. In B2B environments, transactions take place constantly as well – we purchase telecom and Read More

2019 Review…2020 Planning

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. So, here we are, and 2019 is coming to a close. Regardless if it’s been a great year or a down year, it’s about to be in the rearview and is the ideal time to examine what we’ve accomplished (and not). It’s that time where previous business plans Read More

Thank You Notes…..Don’t Screw It Up!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO.  I recently had a situation where a 20+ year executive interviewing for a C-level role failed to send the interviewing CEO a “thank you” note at any point following the meeting. This is a compelling role at a cool company with aggressive compensation so it’s attracting a highly Read More

Has Your Cheese Been Moved?

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Have you ever read the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” It’s an easy reading parable about two mice (Scurry and Sniff) and two little people (Hem and Haw). Scurry and Sniff relentlessly scour a maze looking for cheese. They don’t overthink it, they’re engaged only in the present Read More

Between Gigs? KEEP MOVING

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO Over the years, I’ve heard many hiring managers and even more recruiters describe the condition of the employment market. “It’s a candidate-driven market these days”, “there’s a war for top talent”, “it’s so competitive for good people, even average candidates command a lot of opportunities”. These sayings convey Read More

The CHRO is a BUSINESS Leader – Not HR

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO The CHRO owns human resources, sure, but that’s not what they “do” for the company. Benefits administration and HR operations are important yet tactical necessities that fall under the CHRO umbrella as they should. Attracting talent at all levels and functions is part of the overall strategy of Read More