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





July 11, 2018
Jay Meschke, President of EFL Associates, provides tips for retaining top talent in a hot employment market.



April 24, 2018
During my 25-year span in the executive search industry, I’ve met with thousands of people. Invariably, some of these individuals are seeking career advice, as they’ve reached a crossroads in their career and don’t know which route to take. These executives have kept their nose to the grindstone, focusing on the job at hand but neglecting to manage their career in the process. Commendable as this noble use of time appears, such an answer is the wrong one.



February 28, 2018
Back when TV networks advertised that their shows were “brought to you in living color,” there was an ad campaign to “Hire the Vet.” Vietnam was winding down and the American serviceman was suffering from an image problem. First, there was a hugely unpopular war. Next were the stories – some fair/most not – of drug use, misconduct and problems readjusting to civilian life. The uninformed employer often hesitated to make the hire, typically out of fear of the unknown.



February 8, 2018
Efforts to build and retain a more diverse workplace have become a priority among top executives.



October 31, 2017
We have a unique understanding of the “success factors” to look for in the executive you’re asking to relocate for an international expatriate position. As Managing Director of EFL Associates’ Life Sciences Practice, I know the issue well. I have moved 10 times in my career, including three times as an expatriate to Southeast Asia, Japan and the United Kingdom, which has accounted for nearly 15 years of my work life in the Life Sciences industry.



October 19, 2017
During my vast career in the executive search business, I’ve certainly seen my fair share of organizational cultures and the CEOs that shape them. Needless to say, there are no quick fixes or sure fire prescriptions to assure great cultures.



August 28, 2017
Every day we read and are forewarned that banks not engaged in the evolution of the industry will lose customers to institutions offering more convenient and personalized services.



July 28, 2017
Angie Salmon, Senior Vice President of EFL Associates, discusses how much companies should offer for relocation expenses.



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.



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