Goodbye CMO; Hello CCO!

C-what-O? This question first came to me after a client of mine requested my insight on what to call their newest addition to their executive committee – a CMO. Wait… CMO? Really? Chief Marketing Officer? Too old school. Chief Digital Officer? Not innovative enough. Chief Data Officer? Nah. Chief Customer Officer? And so forth. With […]

CSA Announces New Partners in Finland

January 2018 – Helsinki Heikki Whalroos of Some Hunters Oy  joins as CSA Partner in Finland. Continental Search Alliance (CSA) is pleased to announce that Heikki Whalroos of Some Hunters Oy, a relatively new but experienced Executive Search firm in Finland, has joined CSA and officially becomes CSA Finland. Heikki has worked in the executive […]

7 Digital Marketing Trends Our Clients Are Investing In Now

  Why it is important to understand the trends As business models evolve, the future of digital marketing is exciting, yet uncertain. Investment and cost structures in digital marketing differ significantly from those in the physical market. We’ve seen over the last couple year how investment in technology has become a much higher percentage of […]

Progression Search joins CSA in Signapore!

May 2017 – The Netherlands. Singapore based Progression Search, an Technology B2B SaaS/Cloud headhunting agency, has teamed up with the leading network of independent headhunting IT agencies: Continental Search Alliance, a.k.a. CSA. With the presence of Progression Search in its ranks, CSA adds APAC as a key region to cover the recruitment of the most […]

Counter Offers: Do They Help Or Hurt Your Company?

  Insights from Recruiters and Executives on how and when they use counter offers The traffic lights on the financial highway are all turning green, and business is starting to pick up speed. As the quest for speed has begun, firms are now trying to bring skilled employees onboard, to help them break through the […]

The Cost of a Bad Hire And How To Avoid It

                I have personally interviewed and met hundreds of potential candidates over the last 15 years. That translates into a wealth of knowledge about a market (in my case, the Netherlands) . . .  and as with such things, knowledge begets more knowledge, putting the recruiter in the […]

Digital Transformation: The Impact On People Management

Technology and the adoption of technology in the workplace is at a higher tempo than ever. Today every company and their employees are influenced and subsequently affected by digital adoption and digital transformation. Whether you work in a start up or a major household brand, you will be experiencing dramatic impact through digital transformation. Our […]

Social Media Recruitment: How It Impacts Professional Recruiters

          Traditional recruiting methods have served well in the past to deliver the resources companies need to achieve their business goals. Social media recruitment is increasingly becoming the space where companies turn to source the best talent, very much as an extension of the traditional referral programs. Additionally, social media today […]

5 Tips to Ensure Cultural Fit For A Successful Hire

I recently attended a seminar in a “Think Tank format” for entrepreneurs and business leaders here in Stockholm – the subject was communication and we had very broad and interesting discussions, one of them being about the cultural fit of candidates. Culture eats strategy for breakfast every day… One conclusion that really caught my attention […]