Forward Articles

Solving The Recruitment Image Problem


I bet you don't have a favorable view of recruiters. I want to change that. Recruiting has an image problem and there seems to be misguided cheer that recruiting will be saved by technology disruption to rid the world of recruiters. The idea seems logical: The artificial intelligence stack, such as bots, machine learning and algorithms, can

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How Google’s AI-Powered Job Search Will Impact Companies And Job Seekers


Article previously featured at Forbes. In mid-June, Google announced the implementation of an AI-powered search function aimed at connecting job seekers with jobs by sorting through posted recruitment information. The system allows users to search for basic phrases, such as "jobs near me," or perform searches for industry-specific keywords. The search

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?


Article previously featured at Forbes. We all panic when there are rumors of a reshuffle, recession, reorganization, downsize, or a new company acquisition that no longer includes you. And it’s not just limited to employees. Stoic management also reacts to stress and succumbs to the plight of fight or flight. Everyone — from interns to the

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How (Real) Recruiters Can Build Trust Amidst Social Media Scams


Article previously featured at Forbes. Did you know there’s an abundance of fake recruiters attempting to scam LinkedIn members? I could hardly believe this was being practiced, so I went out to investigate. With LinkedIn and other social networks holding valuable personal information, it is now time not only for talent to be hyper-aware and conduct

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When ENTJ’s Go Remote


Previously featured on LinkedIn. Stacey* is a high achieving leader of breakthrough technologies in Silicon Valley. I fell in love with her confident, straightforward style on first contact when receiving her to the point emails on decisions and facts, without fluff or condescension. I knew my client would like her. They did. And she was hired to break

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Salesforce & Mobify: The Real-life Talent Experience


Previously featured in the Huffington Post. In 2016, I spoke with two dynamic innovation leaders, Peter McLachlan, Chief Product Officer from Mobify and Simon Weaver, VP Engineering at Salesforce. Both conversations summed up for me the real-life candidate and talent experience in today's breakthrough companies.   Peter McLachlan, Chief

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Employer branding: Why it’s time marketing, execs, and HR worked together


When working at Virgin circa 1993 I recall the marketing director of Virgin Games, Tim Chaney, claiming that the Virgin brand was one of the most recognized brands in the U.K. At the time, Richard Branson was building his empire on service/product promise, savvy advertising and word of mouth — well before PCs on desks with Microsoft Word and Google was

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The Last 100 Days Of 2016 Challenge


In every area of our lives, if we look around, we can identify areas for self-improvement or things we would like to change or goals we would like to achieve, unfortunately most of the time, we fail. It is estimated in a recent article in Forbes that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. That’s an astonishingly low number and

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Meet the Matchmakers: Headhunters, Recruiters and Coaches


Navigating the world of recruiting can be downright confusing. Constantly, I’m asked to explain the difference between a recruiter, headhunter, contingency search, retained search, career coaching, transition coaching, leadership coaching and their value. In simplest terms, each role serves specific functions in the business of employing and managing

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12 Actions to Achieve Peak Performance


  Achieving peak performance in your career requires a combination of strategy and effort to maximize your potential. Taking the right action achieves measurable results. 30 years of psychological studies of high-achievers across disciplines reveals that peak performers share five traits: getting into the flow, self-awareness, the ability to relax

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