Category Blog Post Archives - CMax Advisors

Hiring a “Diamond in the Rough”

The hiring process has become very specialized – employers generally pursue candidates with a specific skillset or background, employers conduct assessments of candidates looking for the ideal personality, and hiring managers often make hiring decisions based on the candidate that will have the shortest learning curve. I recently spoke with a client who hired a …

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Preparing for the Unexpected Resignation

How can you prepare for an unexpected resignation? Every sports team has a plan to attract and develop their talent. Some teams focus on building their talent through the draft while some teams place a higher emphasis on free agency. Regardless of their strategy, every team has a plan to build for the future. The …

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What are the Qualities of a High Potential Employee?

As high potential employees grow and develop, the organization experiences stronger employee engagement and opportunities to implement strategic initiatives.  Before investing in strategies to develop high potential employees, organizations should have a process for defining employees with high potential and determining the appropriate investment for those employees. Most of our clients do not have a …

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When to Engage a Recruiter

We frequently meet with business leaders who follow a conventional approach to fill their open roles: Engage an internal recruiter or HR professional to complete the search Post a job description on a job board Review resumes submitted by applicants Complete phone interviews of applicants Conduct in-person and office interviews to assess the candidate fit …

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Building a Candidate Pipeline

The competition for talent has become fierce – even the best organizations struggle to find candidates with the desired skills, background and experience. Many organizations partner with recruiting agencies to find highly marketable candidates in specialized fields. Organizations who choose to build their own talent pipeline develop a sound strategy and have consistent effort by …

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The Challenges of Searching and Finding a Job When You Have a Disability

Having a disability makes even the smallest day-to-day occurrences more challenging than it is for others. Whether your disability is a visual or hearing impairment, a cognitive limitation, or another kind of physical ailment that restricts your ability to get around easily, you have to put in a little extra to make this world work …

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Evaluating the Long Term Fit

Our world has become so hyper-focused on ‘niche’ we now have specialty stores that only carry spices. No longer is a standard coffee grind that Folgers gives us, adequate. We require French press, pour-over, Chemex and coffee-pod grind options. In this overly specialized world, hiring managers are following trends – seeking specialized candidates who have …

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Tax Law Changes on Talent

The upcoming changes to the tax law have received a significant amount of coverage from the news media.  Small business owners, tax accountants and financial advisors are doing their best to sift through the changes and understand the financial impact of the changes.  An overlooked impact is the talent pressure businesses and professional services firms …

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The List: Top 5 Reasons to Live in Columbus, Ohio

Move over Austin and Seattle; Columbus is well on it’s way to becoming one of the coolest cities in America. National Geographic recently published this fantastic article on, “Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus”, and it was ranked by Money as one of the best cities for millennials to work. Despite these accolades, Columbus still …

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Free the Freelancers

Are you a freelancer looking for a project? Or are you a company looking for a freelancer? To a freelancer, landing jobs is critical to breaking out amidst a sea of underemployed, bored artists. To a company, finding top talent for projects can be difficult if you’re not looking in the right places. Because it’s …

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