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EFL Associates insights on executive recruiting, talent management and succession planning.





June 13, 2017
As a 25-year veteran of the executive search industry, many clients have often asked me this question: How do I protect my employees from being raided by headhunters or other outside recruiting parties?



May 23, 2017
Finding a high-performing executive who is willing to relocate to lead your company is not just about the candidate’s resume, background, and company fit. S/he also needs to have an ability to tackle the challenges that come with moving their family to a new community.



April 25, 2017
We are first human. How does this impact the work environment? With each life there is a history. This history is not checked at the door but walks into the meeting and through the building, interfaces with the client, and participates in every facet of the work day.



April 12, 2017
Dan Cummings offers insights into the importance of the ESG Investments space for University Endowments



March 23, 2017
I have written about resume fraud in the past, whereby aspiring job applicants over-embellish facts, omit important information or outright lie on a resume. Fast forward to the present, and we are starting to see some of the same things occurring in the world of LinkedIn.



December 9, 2016
For several reasons in the late 1990s, the banking industry began reducing its reliance on in-house training programs. Banks found that their investment in staff training was delivering little advantage because newly trained employees were quickly moving on in pursuit of higher salaries. Banks were asking “What if we spend the money on training and they leave?” without considering the real question, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?” This mindset had an impact on the credit analysis function that tended to be the training ground and feeder system for a bank’s commercial lending talent pool.



December 8, 2016
Unexpected leadership vacancies affect every industry, but with not-for-profits they can be particularly burdensome because they may highlight an organization’s budgetary restrictions, weaknesses in its compensation strategy and larger questions about its retention ability.



November 28, 2016
A preliminary injunction on the revised overtime exemption rules was issued by a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas on November 22, 2016, just eight days short of the December 1, 2016 effective date. The temporary injunction delays the enactment of the new rules pending further order of the court, but does not do away with the overtime rule.



November 11, 2016
The war for talent is on and is hot. In any organization, the CFO is paramount – oftentimes he/she is the closest and most trusted advisor to a CEO, a board of directors or an ownership group. Accordingly, any turnover in the CFO position is a crisis of the highest order. What can a firm do to retain a valued professional in this role?



October 20, 2016
I’ll be honest, in my personal experience of receiving feedback it can be an uncomfortable process. I wince at having my actions and impact reflected back to me; even when the news is delivered in the kindest of ways. Chances are you have felt the same way and instead of taking this piece down the road of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of giving and receiving feedback, I want to reframe the conversation – pursuing personal accountability; which amounts to actively seeking growth.