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Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2017

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Newsletter | 0 comments

  TGR Partners Briefing 2nd Installment – 2017 Welcome to the 2nd installment of our 2017 TGR briefing. In this issue, we are highlighting opportunities to get yourself into a continuous improvement cycle. I believe it is important in times like these that we pull together to help people affected by the recent natural disasters through service, financial donations and prayers so that they can improve their situations as quickly as possible.  I have read stories of amazing acts of kindness, generosity and support between strangers and hope that spirit of unity continues long after these disasters. As we head into the fall of 2017, I continue to be amazed at the speed at which time is advancing in our world and in our lives. Perhaps it is the digital revolution and our seemingly endless appetite to improve and be more efficient that creates this sense of time’s increasing velocity.  Many of our clients feel the same way. With this awareness comes an opportunity to be vigilant about life’s priorities and to actively manage and allocate time to the competing priorities of personal, family, friends and profession. I, like many, often struggle to get this mix right on a consistent basis and want to encourage us all to take advantage of the velocity in our life not to just to “do” more but “do” more of the things that matter and that will help us maintain a healthier balance. In this issue, my friend and health and fitness extraordinaire Kali Stewart reminds us all of the importance of self-care (specifically sleep). It is the foundational element in order to have the physical and mental capability to perform at our best professionally and personally. Kali is an amazing coach that works with her clients nationally on their fitness, nutrition and weight using the latest technology to engage, coach and help provide accountability. The advice she offers in her article is sound and practical, requiring only a willing and committed person to reap the benefits that come from the healthy habit of sleep! (A little exercise and eating well wouldn't hurt either - I am talking to you road warriors!)   My partner Scott takes a page from some of our client’s playbook on design thinking and drawing on concepts presented in two great books Designing Your Life and Change by Design, he brings it together in a piece that will help you frame your professional life with new perspective and hopefully help you with your future career planning. We value your time and take care to present ideas that we hope you find useful and practical.  I hope you enjoy our latest effort in that quest!  As always, we would be grateful should the opportunity arise to help identify and attract top Management and Executive talent to your team! Sincerely, Matt Lewry, CEO Do you know how much sleep you REALLY need? Performance enhancement is often thought of in a sports setting, but in the last few years, next-level self-care practices have made their way into the corporate environment. To compete with the growing demands of being unceasingly connected, it’s more important than ever to develop healthy habits. At the foundation is better sleep.Most people know that they should get more sleep. And while most research circles back to getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night, this is a far stretch for most. A more realistic and productive focus for long-term success is to concentrate on developing better sleep quality, one habit at a time.Poor sleep hygiene not only negatively impacts immunity, hormone regulation (think weight gain), neuroendocrine function...

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Newsletter #3 2016

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Newsletter | 0 comments

This is our last newsletter of 2016 and it is amazing to me how quickly this year has passed by; it is as if time is accelerating! With the continual advance of technology, connectedness and an endless supply of distractions, it is no wonder that we are all busier than we have ever been. With this pace comes many exciting changes and opportunities, but requires focus and practice to achieve break-through moments. Last month we began a discussion of mastering the hiring process – a simple but elusive task! This month we finish our discussion on how leaders can achieve mastery of their hiring process and the steps to successfully establishing an effective hiring culture supported by practical and effective tools. We have partnered with many clients in implementing this to reduce the time spent on hiring, and improving quality and brand equity.

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Newsletter #2 2016

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Newsletter | 0 comments

TGR Partners Newsletter Second Quarter, 2016 As we head into the final days of summer we at TGR want to express our gratitude for our client partners and for the amazing professionals that we have had the opportunity to work with so far in 2016. It has been a fantastic year and we have successfully conducted as many searches for our clients in the first half of the year as we did all of last year! We attribute this success to slow and steady improvement in the economy, a continued tightening of the experienced professional labor market, more movement in the market and the growth in our brand recognition through hard work and successful projects for our clients. August is typically the beginning of the busiest three months of the year for hiring as clients return from vacations, 2017 budgets are finalized and the realization that year end is looming. This month with hiring about to spike and less then 120 days left in the year Scott Kriscovich has some excellent advice on hiring efficiency. He shares some of the basics that are critical in establishing the right hiring culture as the foundation for success. Once a leader establishes this culture there are practical and effective tools that many of our clients have consistently implemented to reduce the hiring timeline and improve quality of hires and improve their brand equity in the market. This is not difficult but often requires discipline, consistency and accountability. When used in conjunction with a highly efficient identification, engagement and screening process such as TGR’s, time to hire can be radically improved. We are blessed to have an amazing network of experts that we call on to augment the services we provide our clients. For the next few newsletters we will be highlighting the work of our most innovative partners and discuss the work they are doing in and around organization effectiveness, assessing talent and effectively managing Millennials – all topics relevant to those we serve. I hope you enjoy this month’s articleabout our partner Shannon Jordan on the importance of understanding EQ (emotional intelligence) in our teams in an increasingly collaborative workspace. If you have any comments or suggestions for future content, we welcome those at info@tgrpartners.com. Sincerely, Matt Lewry, CEO Minding your EQ According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence will be one of the top 10 workplace skills in 2020. In a recent survey reported in Fast Company, 71% of hiring managers stated they valued emotional intelligence in an employee over IQ; 75% said they were more likely to promote a highly emotionally intelligent worker; and 59% claimed they’d pass up a candidate with a high IQ but low emotional intelligence. This trend may be driven by an increasing collaboration load. As business becomes more global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organizational success. According to data collected over the past two decades by a Wharton research team, time spent in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50% or more. Consider a typical week in your own organization. How much time do people spend in meetings, on the phone, and responding to e-mails? At many companies the proportion hovers around 80%. The stretch to communicate, collaborate, influence, come to consensus, and work with diverse perspectives and temperaments can seem like a tall order particularly to employees in technical fields who didn’t necessarily sign up for the “people side” of the business. The awareness that emotional intelligence is an important job skill has been growing in recent...

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1st Quarter – 2016

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Newsletter | 0 comments

TGR Partners Newsletter First Quarter, 2016 This newsletter comes as we are coming off an incredible 2015 for which we are very grateful to our clients and candidates.  On the heels of that, we are experiencing a start to 2016 that may be the strongest demand for experienced talent we have seen in 20 years. This is a positive sign for the US economy but as you will read below there are some underlying drivers that are important to understand as a client searching for a critical resource and to you as a professional managing your career. In this issue Scott will also provide some insight as to how we at TGR are working to improve using systems thinking and being purposeful in all that we do.  I hope you find it interesting and provides you food for thought. If you have any comments or suggestions for future content, we welcome those at info@tgrpartners.com. Sincerely, Matt Lewry, CEO What you should know about the job market in 2016 As we enter the new year I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for our tremendous success in 2015; to our clients who have allowed us the opportunity to partner with them on their most critical asset – human capital; the many candidates who have trusted us as partners in their careers; my team who are all great people who always give their best effort. In 2016 there appear to be significant trends converging that are likely to make this an exciting year for experienced professionals and a challenging year for clients trying to attract those professionals. These trends include a slowly but steadily improving economy in the US – especially in the sectors that drive innovation; an increasing velocity in the job market, meaning that more confidence in the economy is resulting in a corresponding increase in individuals willing to take the risk of changing jobs; and a continued demand for experienced talent in innovation jobs.  The other important trend that is continuing is the geographical disparity of job growth.  Job markets in cities that have attracted innovation companies and workers are experiencing a more robust economy.  In his book The New Geography of Jobs, Enrico Moretti, talks at length about the drivers of job and wage growth and opportunity disparity based on how our economy is trending towards innovation as the key to future growth. His research shows that these high paying jobs are located in geographies that are made up of hubs of innovative companies.  Many of our clients have opened offices in these locations in order to join competitors in search of a “thick” pool of talent.  This clustering is beneficial for both employees and employers but requires companies to market themselves effectively and develop retention and recruiting strategies that are responsive to the conditions of the market. A critical aspect of a successful hiring strategy in this new environment is “momentum” in the recruiting process.  This may seem obvious but the vast majority of our clients average over 95 days to complete an experienced hire search.  Only 30% of that time is spent on candidate identification with more then 70% of that time spent on the client vetting and offer process – a process totally within their control.  This has become so common the Wall Street Journal recently published an article coaching candidates on how to navigate the marathon.  Hiring experienced senior candidates should be done with care but there is significant benefit to committing to an optimized process that accomplishes the goal of good skills assessment and culture fit while recognizing when the point of diminishing returns has been reached....

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Second Quarter – 2015

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Newsletter | 0 comments

“I have already written a treatise and it reads like this: Keep your eye clear and hit ’em where they ain’t; that’s all.” – Hall of Fame Baseball Player Wee Willie Keeler to Sportswriter Abe Yager in the Brooklyn Eagle.

“I have already written a treatise and it reads like this: Keep your eye clear and hit ’em where they ain’t; that’s all.” – Hall of Fame Baseball Player Wee Willie Keeler to Sportswriter Abe Yager in the Brooklyn Eagle.

This month marked the close of the college basketball season and Opening Day at the Ballpark. What does baseball have to do with recruiting? Well, other than the ability to spot and attract talent and build a winning team, I guess nothing.

This month marked the close of the college basketball season and Opening Day at the Ballpark. What does baseball have to do with recruiting? Well, other than the ability to spot and attract talent and build a winning team, I guess nothing.

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First Quarter – 2015

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Happy New Year! Welcome to TGR’s first ever newsletter. The reason we named our firm TGR – The Golden Rule – is because we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. This newsletter is another way to communicate with you on a regular basis. With an overload of data coming in daily, our aim is to create a quarterly vehicle to communicate relevant information for your life holistically, both personal and professional.

In this issue with 2014 behind us and 2015 just beginning, we wanted to focus on a few tools that help everyone in planning their career and life – it’s all about getting off to a great start.

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