Author Archives: Laurie Holsman

Strategic Interviewing: Developing Your Recruiting Sixth Sense

As a seasoned recruiter, I am often asked how I know when a candidate is the right match for vcfo or for a client. As an experienced executive and finance recruiter, mostly it comes from experience. A skill developed over time through many, many hours spent meeting with candidates, either on the phone or in …

Attracting Top Talent: The Importance of Company Reputation

Perception is reality when it comes to public opinion. Naturally, companies that are thought to be the best places to work will attract the best potential employees. According to the article, “2104 Best Companies To Work For: Four Things That Make Them Great,” there are four main elements that make these companies stand out. People …

Attracting Top Talent: The Importance of Company Culture

It is no secret that talented people are a critical driver of corporate success. All companies need top talent to drive business, create efficiencies and provide the utmost value in their position. With unemployment at record lows, employers must focus their search on passive candidates, i.e. those that are currently working but looking for a …

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market – Part Two

Once you have developed an airtight strategy for attracting excellent employees, how do you keep them from being lured away in today’s competitive job market? Below is the second part of this series with more ideas and suggestions to help reduce turnover in your company and keep your current employees happy.   Keys to Retaining …

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market

As competition for finding and keeping great employees gets tighter, employers must evaluate how competitive they are in this area. Once you have developed a phenomenal strategy for attracting excellent employees, how do you keep them from being lured away by a competitor? Below is part one of a two-part series listing ideas and suggestions …