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Executive Search Article Global Warming Debate Gets Heated 2016

Date Icon February 1st, 2016

You might want to recheck your ticket before jumping on that “green technology” train. According to some scientists, the public needs to take a step back and look at the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) threat under a different light before taking it at face value. For many corporations and organizations, the green movement is a welcome change, providing a wealth of lucrative business opportunities.

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Executive Search Article Television Apps 2016
Date Icon January 1st, 2016

As tablets and smartphones become more popular, app developers are thriving. As we get used to the convenience of tablets other forms of technology are beginning to feel outdated, one of these forms being television. We find ourselves flipping through countless channels to find a good movie or a certain sports game. We still rely on remote controls and tv guides to navigate our television set but things may be changing soon.

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Executive Search Article The Green Workforce 2015
Date Icon December 1st, 2015

In recent years, public opinion towards clean energy has shifted. As pictures of disappearing glacial lakes and stranded polar bears on melting icebergs become daily news, public awareness has reached new heights of concern. The public’s environmental consciousness is making people anxious about the effect our global footprint will have on future generations.

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Executive Search Article Protecting Your Health 2015
Date Icon November 1st, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other health-related organizations have recently come out with various new regulations and studies that could potentially help prevent health issues for the majority of the population and especially those who are exposed to every day health risks. Whether at the workplace or walking around town, people are exposed to much more harmful activities than most even know possible. Although it is impossible to prevent every bad thing from happening to you, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and to take the necessary steps to protect yourself.

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Executive Search Article Sealing the Deal Over Lunch
Date Icon October 1st, 2015

Business lunch etiquette techniques can make or break a business deal. This is so important in the business world now that many colleges and universities offer classes and seminars on business lunch etiquette. Tracey Turner, executive director of The Creative Group, states that “Dazzling a potential client, business partner or employer with your good manners and social graces can result in a job offer or lucrative contract. Alternatively, a lack of composure or proper table etiquette could mean a missed opportunity.” Turner also offers tips for executives to use during their next business lunch.

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Executive Search Article Important Skill Sets for Top Sales Executives Today
Date Icon September 1st, 2015

As most top sales executives know, every business discipline and profession is related to sales in one fashion or another. The successful sales executive also knows how to navigate across these fields with ease. “No matter how an organization is structured, all the business units will interact with the sales organization or sales professionals at some point directly or indirectly to support the sale,” says the United Professional Sales Association. “Since sales professionals are the focal point for driving the organization’s revenue, proper support (or alignment) of the business functions inside the selling organization is crucial to achieving a competitive position in the marketplace.”

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Executive Search Article Legal Potholes in Social Media 2015
Date Icon August 1st, 2015

Since the take-off of the social media world, stories hitting the headlines about employees getting fired because of what they have posted on their Myspace, Facebook, or any other networking site have skyrocketed. Most companies have the ability to tap into this social media universe whenever they feel it is necessary to do so. Whether an employer is looking to hire or trying to keep track of certain employees, they are able to access more than employees may know. Most potential candidates or current employees are advised to keep their posted pictures “appropriate.”

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Executive Search Article Nuclear Power Today
Date Icon July 1st, 2015

Nuclear power has always been a topic of great concern throughout the world’s history. The Cold War, which instilled fear in millions of people, consisted of proxy wars, economic tension following World War II, and of course, a nuclear power struggle that put nations across the world on the edge of their seats.

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Executive Search Article Pharmaceutical Sales Practices Inefficient
Date Icon June 1st, 2015

Pharmaceutical sales reps are spending more than 13 hours weekly on internal communications, causing sales executives to take notice and search for more efficient methods.


On average, pharmaceutical sales reps spend 13.7 hours managing e-mail, checking voicemail and talking on a cell phone, according to the research and consulting firm Best Practices, LLC.


About 32 percent (or 4.4 hours) is unnecessary communication, the survey states.

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Executive Search Article The Trend Towards Online Education
Date Icon May 1st, 2015

With more professional men and women heading back to school to further their education, many universities are beginning to market their programs towards working professionals. This is especially the case for schools at the graduate levels. For example, The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School “launched an online M.B.A. program…it will offer the same core curriculum as its regular full-time M.B.A. program. It is the first online program of its kind from a top-20 U.S. business school,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Even top universities are trying to make going back to school more appealing by making it more convenient. By offering legitimate and accredited online programs, universities are also able to extend their reach globally.

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Executive Search Article Number of Home Based Businesses on the Rise
Date Icon April 1st, 2015

In many service industry jobs such as professional services, construction, retail, and personal services, many companies are beginning to be headquartered in a home instead of a physical office location. In fact, according to BusinessWeek, more than half of all businesses are headquartered in somebody’s home. This may seem like a very high number, but if we take a look at the reasoning behind it, it really begins to make a lot of sense. A lot of the at home businesses came about as a result of America’s adjustment from working mainly in the manufacturing industry to more knowledge based, problem solving jobs.

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Executive Search Article Technology Integration Critical To Banking Industry
Date Icon March 1st, 2015

Corporate clients expect financial institutions to improve their integration technology services to meet their growing banking needs.


New research from TowerGroup finds that clients require solutions that allow them to select communications protocols, data formats, and security methods to best meet their own requirements and integration capabilities.

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Executive Search Article Innovations in Medicine
Date Icon February 1st, 2015

The past decade has really shown us some incredible feats in the field of medicine. Ever since the complete mapping of the human genome, in 2003, there have been some remarkable changes in the way medicine is practiced. This was the first time in history that human beings have had the code to their make-up resting at their fingertips. With such extensive knowledge of the human genome, it sparked a revolution of a new type of medicine that is personally tailored to each individual’s genetic code.

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Executive Search Article An Age of Expansion
Date Icon January 1st, 2015

If we take a look at history, it is very easy to see the cycles of economic and technological development and decline that occur across time. There have been several waves of development since the 18th Century that have helped to spark some of the most impressive turning points in the history of the world. There are five of these cycles that are generally called Kondratieff Waves, named after Russian theorist Nikolai Kondratieff. Through extensive study and observation, Kondratieff came to the conclusion that capitalist markets move through a boom and bust cycle. Here are the five big waves that occurred as growth was sparked throughout the cyclical trends of the capitalist markets.

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Executive Search Article Carpal Tunnel May Be Genetic Condition
Date Icon December 1st, 2014

A new medical study suggests that carpal tunnel syndrome may be genetic, rather than cause by repetitive use.


“The idea that CTS is related specifically to typing or overuse of the hands in general is pervasive in modern society,” said David Ring, MD, senior author of the study, to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The findings provide important data to human resources directors and could influence treatment options being developed in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Executive Search Article Incorporating the Triple Bottom Line
Date Icon November 1st, 2014

While most companies share profit as their main focus, industry leaders must also begin incorporating social and environmental practices into their business plans. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been called upon this week by activists, investors and social groups to create a mandate requiring businesses in all industries to create environmental and social reports following a set of standard guidelines. Now is the time to spotlight your environmental and social practices if your business has not already done so.

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Executive Search Article The New Age of Subliminal Marketing
Date Icon October 1st, 2014

Most savvy viewers are aware of the fact that companies will use television shows and movies to try and market products to the public. This form of marketing known as product placement, for example Denzel Washington’s use of the iPod in the movie The Book of Eli, has been around for decades. Now there is a new form of marketing that is taking shape in the entertainment industry and it is called behavioral placement. The idea behind behavioral placement is that if audiences watch an act enough times it will slowly shape and mold their views.

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Executive Search Article Legal Potholes in Social Media
Date Icon September 1st, 2014

Since the take-off of the social media world, stories hitting the headlines about employees getting fired because of what they have posted on their Myspace, Facebook, or any other networking site have skyrocketed. Most companies have the ability to tap into this social media universe whenever they feel it is necessary to do so. Whether an employer is looking to hire or trying to keep track of certain employees, they are able to access more than employees may know. Most potential candidates or current employees are advised to keep their posted pictures “appropriate.” This is where the problems arise- people argue and debate what “appropriate” exactly means and whether or not limiting what a social media site or an employer can knock into is stripping basic liberties from the population.

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Executive Search Article 401k for Generation Y
Date Icon August 1st, 2014

According to NAS Insights, Generation Y, those born between 1977 and 1994, make up over 20% of today’s population, or 70 million people. When you talk to Generation Y how many of them do you think are already saving money for retirement? Not as many as there should be. If you look at articles that have been written about this generation the trend seems to be that Generation Y is looking for instant gratification in all parts of their life. Whether this is true or not is open to discussion, but it makes sense in this case. If you analyze a 401k plan there is no instant gratification. A 401k plan is something that is ensuring that you will be able to support yourself when you retire. For Generation Y that may seem to far away to be of any immediate concern.

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Executive Search Article Stock Market Investment Strategies
Date Icon July 1st, 2014

Stock market investors must develop an action plan to maximize investment opportunities while minimized losses, advises

A well-devised plan should follow a few basic guidelines, according to

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Executive Search Article Workplace Health Plans Help Productivity
Date Icon June 1st, 2014

Healthier employees give corporations a greater competitive advantages by maintaining a higher level of productivity and lower health-care costs, according to a new book.


Workplace wellness programs that will help workers stay healthy is a must in the wake of rising health-care costs, advises Tom Weede, author of “The Entrepreneur Diet: The On-the-Go Plan for Fitness, Weight Loss and Healthy Living.”


According to Weede, large corporations can realize a nearly $5 savings for every dollar spent on making workers healthier, while small businesses can realize a return by using creative strategies.

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Executive Search Article Patients Health Literacy Low
Date Icon May 1st, 2014

Low health literacy is putting patients at risk, an industry group is warning executives in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.


“Many Americans have low health literacy, or difficulty understanding medical speak, a problem affecting more than one-third of patients in the U.S. health care system. Those with literacy issues come from all walks of life; however, educational level, nativity, socio-economic status, and elderly age are all associated with lower levels of health literacy,” reports The Joint Commission.


“Effective communication is a cornerstone of patient safety,” says Dennis S. O’Leary, M.D., president, The Joint Commission. “If patients lack basic understanding of their conditions and the whats and whys of the treatments prescribed, therapeutic goals can never be realized, and patients may instead be placed in harm’s way.”

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Executive Search Article Sustainability: Don’t just think it, do it.
Date Icon April 1st, 2014

The topic of sustainability is no stranger to headlines. There has been a lot of hype around sustainability in recent years but most of that emphasis has been on an introduction and explanation of what the concept really means to the people living on this planet. There is evidence that humanity is living unsustainably and the facts and figures that have surfaced in the past decade have started to convert even the harshest of critics to believing in this idea. The idea of sustainability is to incorporate practices into our daily lives that ensure the continued viability of resources well into the future. In other words, protecting what we have today so that it is here tomorrow.

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Executive Search Article Stem Cells: The Wave of the Future
Date Icon March 1st, 2014

Companies and Universities across the United States are making huge breakthroughs in the medical industry, more specifically in the area of adult stem cell research. Scientists have discovered that these cells may hold the key to discovering the ability to regenerate damaged organs, and these concepts are currently being tested in university laboratories nationwide. Imagine having the ability to fix and mend damaged organs or body parts that are currently irreplaceable, or the damage may have been perceived as life threatening at one time. With the new technology that is being tested in laboratories this concept might actually become more than a creative story from a science fiction novel. Several studies have already been successfully conducted on laboratory animals and it is only a matter of time before these studies progress to human beings.

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Executive Search Article Why Exercise is so Important to your Workplace Health
Date Icon February 1st, 2014

Many people find that there is not enough time in the day to get everything accomplished. How is it possible that there are some people out there who can handle a full time job, family, friends, and exercise? It all really comes down to time management and motivation. For the most part, people will come up with thousands of different excuses as to why there is not enough time in the day to begin with, let alone exercise. Of course, almost everyone agrees that a few extra hours in the day would really help, but since this is not the case then people need to find ways to adjust and make time for their personal fitness.

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Executive Search Article Maximize Company Visibility
Date Icon January 1st, 2014

Location, location, location. Marketing Executives know, like any successful real estate developer, “location” is the key to success – TV, radio, metro newspapers, national magazines, Internet.


Along with branding and sending press releases and marketing kits to media outlets, Marketing Executives know that getting their company’s and executive’s names in the news is a great way to increase public awareness and succeed in product placement with little capital outlay.


One new tool, ProfNet, is offering up a corporation’s executives as experts and sources for breaking stories, thus increasing their visibility. ProfNet is a service offered by PR Newswire to journalists in multiple media outlets.

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Executive Search Article Retirees Planning To Purchase New Homes
Date Icon December 1st, 2013

No longer are homebuyers purchasing homes they plan on retiring in, meaning movement is certain in the real estate market, according to a real estate industry survey.

A recent survey of home buyers by Fulton Research & Consulting, Inc., showed that more than half of homeowners plan to move when they retire, meaning real estate executives can look to more market inventory.

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Executive Search ArticleTechnology Trends 2013
Date IconNovember 1st, 2013

Companies are constantly fighting against the competition. Every company wants to be on top and stand above their competitors. In this day and age this is hard to do this without technology. Many successful companies watch technology trends to make sure they are one step ahead of the competition. According to McKinsey Quarterly on, there are eight business technology trends to watch:

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Executive Search ArticleDevelop Strong Marketing Strategies 2013
Date IconOctober 1st, 2013

Marketing executives need to define “moments of truth” to enhance the business lifecycle, according to a leading industry expert.


“How a marketer interacts with the customers can significantly increase (or decrease) the long-term viability of that relationship. Identifying and anticipating those points of clarify is critical to maintain and grow a profitable customer relationship,” states Joseph Fiochetta, director of strategy for marketing firm Hatre-Hanks.

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Executive Search ArticleE-Learning 2013
Date IconSeptember 1st, 2013

Online education has seen a tremendous amount of growth in recent years as the internet becomes more accessible and the demand for a college degree or specialty training becomes a necessity in today’s job market. E-learning enables mothers to finish their college degree while staying at home with their children, allows executives to enhance their resume with additional online training without missing out on their work experience, enables many individuals to receive certification in a variety of areas, and allows language learning for traveling professionals. Online learning provides many benefits to the learning community, one example is that E-learning students are able to travel across the globe, experiencing their education hands on without missing class time, or allows executives to travel to meet clients while maintaining their training.

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Executive Search ArticleRetirees Planning To Purchase New Homes
Date IconAugust 1st, 2013

No longer are homebuyers purchasing homes they plan on retiring in, meaning movement is certain in the real estate market, according to a real estate industry survey.


A recent survey of home buyers by Fulton Research & Consulting, Inc., showed that more than half of homeowners plan to move when they retire, meaning real estate executives can look to more market inventory.

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Executive Search ArticleCustomer Satisfaction Linked To Customer Loyalty Programs
Date IconJuly 1st, 2013

Customer Loyalty Programs are essential to increasing customer satisfaction, according to a sales and marketing expert.


Increasingly organizations are becoming dissatisfied with their customer satisfaction surveys and turning instead to designing and implementing customer loyalty programs,” said Adam Ramshaw, a director of Genroe. “The reason is simple, after 10 years of running national customer satisfaction surveys, the American Customer Satisfaction Index has, basically, not moved at all.”

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Executive Search ArticleSkill Sets For Successful Sales Executives
Date IconJune 1st, 2013

As any sales executive worth their salt knows, every business discipline and profession is related to sales in some fashion. The successful sales executive knows how to navigate across these fields with ease.
“No matter how an organization is structured, all the business units will interact with the sales organization or sales professional at some point directly or indirectly to support the sale,” says the United Professional Sales Association.

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Executive Search ArticleSecrets of Success
Date IconMay 1st, 2013

With a plethora of unique business concepts already out in the world, it takes a highly creative strategic plan and innovative ideas for a company to set itself apart from its competition. It used to be thought that consumers value a large variety of choice, but two of the most successful companies in their own industries, Trader Joe’s and In-N-Out Burger, seem to have gone back to the enduring adage, “less is more.” Of course, this in no way means lower quality, rather it refers to less choice, and it is a concept that has catapulted both to the top. Their “California cool” edge and casual culture probably have a lot to do with all the hype as well.

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Executive Search ArticleTech Timeout: Wearable Computers
Date IconApril 1st, 2013

Every day it seems technology is coming closer and closer to resembling the capabilities found on the Starship Enterprise. A long time ago, when you needed information, you had to find a desktop computer, boot it up, and log on to the World Wide Web. Then thankfully, someone put the Internet on our phones. But after a while, pulling our phones out of our pockets or purses just became too much of a hassle. And then, someone got a brilliant idea- “what if I could wear my computer around my arm or head all the time?” The wearable computer industry was born.

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Executive Search ArticleThe Banking Industry is Going Mobile
Date IconMarch 1st, 2013

Mobile phone technology is growing at an incredibly rapid pace. Just compare your cell phone to the one you had a decade ago. Remember when having a camera in your phone was a big deal? Now high speed, touch screen, all-purpose mobile devices are the standard. They’re not even referred to as “phones” anymore; they’re called “devices.” Nostalgic rambling aside, this new technology is great! Imagine having everything you need on one easily accessible device. That’s the direction we’re headed. Many businesses are desperately trying to ride this technology wave into the future. For the bank industry, mobile banking is the future.

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Executive Search ArticleChallenges in the Legal Industry
Date IconFebruary 1st, 2013

Lawyers are not always ethical or respectable people. They are often the butt of jokes. For instance, it was so cold last week I saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets. Or, the classic: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving… Many people envision lawyers as soulless, bloodsucking leeches bent on distorting the law for their own personal or financial gain. To others, the legal profession is an admirable one. Let’s not forget, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Mohandas Gandhi were lawyers. In general, the position comes with power and sizeable compensation. That is one reason many aspire to become defenders of the law, despite the social stigma attached to the profession. Unfortunately for these aspiring lawyers, the legal job market in the near future appears to be a brutal one.

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Executive Search ArticleMarkets Making a Comeback in 2013
Date IconJanuary 1st, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Last year was fun but let’s be honest, 2012 could’ve been a lot better. Now’s the time to make resolutions for 2013. For many people these resolutions might be something like: “lose weight,” “spend more time with my family,” or “stop smoking.” For most businesses this New Year’s resolution is simple: make more money. Fortunately, financial experts expect 2013 to be a luckier year than 2012 for many companies. These are a few of the markets expected to make a comeback in 2013.

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Executive Search ArticleReal Estate Resurgence
Date IconDecember 1st, 2012

A few years ago the housing market crashed. Housing prices rose to extreme levels. Certain mortgage companies qualified people for home loans knowing full well those people could never pay those loans back. Then the bubble finally burst and housing prices plummeted. The resulting recession and stagnant economy made life tough for Americans and others around the world. It became difficult for people to remember: this is just the unfortunate pit of a business cycle. For anyone who believes the housing market will pick back up again (and it’s hard to imagine it won’t) one thing should be glaringly obvious: now’s the time to buy!

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