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Enhancing Executive Search:  What Do You Suggest?

10 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Earlier this week, I attended a meeting of fellow recruiters sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Chicago to be updated on ACHE plans for the year and to discuss healthcare reform and how it is changing leadership competencies, job titles and scope of responsibility. My very talented colleagues zeroed in on […] Read more»

On Height, Wages and Selling Underwear

3 May, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Search firms and employers use all manner of talent acquisition systems, candidate screening techniques, behavioral science and even gimmicks with varying degrees of success to pick the right people to run businesses.  At JohnGSelf Associates, we rely on an adaptive variation of Bradford Smart’s Topgrading© candidate screening interview process, DiSC© behavior and values assessments, in-depth […] Read more»

Post and Pray: A Poor Strategy for Job Search

15 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It is really hard to be disciplined when there is panic in the air.  Job creation is anemic—yes, there is job growth, but it is not keeping up with the rate of new workers entering the market.  There is a foul smell that suggests the U.S. may be heading for a second economic dip as […] Read more»