February
27

Recently Filled Position – Director of Talent Acquisition

Large (8,000 employees), publicly traded, multi-state provider of transportation and logistics services created a new position to address a very critical talent acquisition strategy for the organization.  This was a confidential search until the position was announced and posted internally. We narrowed the field to 3 strong external candidates. The person that was hired brings […]

February
21

Recently Filled Position – Region President

Regional bank had made a recent acquisition in West Michigan and the President of the West Michigan bank was retiring. They were looking for a high profile leader for the region to oversee all banking activities and play a visible role in the community. WilliamCharles presented a slate of seasoned banking veterans and helped them […]

February
17

Generational Edge – Bill’s Friday blog pick

Generational Styles Understanding how each generation is wired is critical for human resources professionals, corporate leaders and family business owners. Culture and “workplace” has never been more important. Becoming literate in the language of generational styles should be considered a critical part of your repertoire in 2017. Search Amy Lynch’s blog for anything and everything […]

February
16

Employer Branding by Taufik Arief

Please take a look at this article written by my friend and colleague Taufik Arief and published by Global Recruiter Magazine. He creates a great recipe to build a culture that effectively retains talent. Nice job Taufik! Employer Branding – Global Recruiter Magazine

February
15

5 Common Behavioral Interview Mistakes.

Gone are the days where you can schmooze your way through interviews. If you have not interviewed (on either side of the desk) in the last 5 years, then you may not be familiar with what has become the standard interview process for most companies. Good candidates often perform poorly when navigating this process which […]

February
13

Recently Filled Position – General Manager of Transportation

A year previous we placed the Vice President of Transportation for this regional logistics company. He used an opening on his team to establish a new position to lead the operations of the transportation division. We found a candidate with a similar, privately held, company that was slightly smaller than our clients, that was ready […]

February
10

Bill’s Friday Blog – Practical Happiness

Happy Friday! Practical Happiness Advice That Works I believe that attitude, more than any other single factor, determines success. Even more important… attitude determines happiness. Many believe that attitude impacts health. The good news for everyone is that we select our attitude every day. My Friday blog suggestion is a great resource to help you […]

February
9

Giving Back

West Michigan is rich with opportunities to give back to the community. Where do you begin? Literally hundreds of organizations need your help. You could pack lunches at Kids Food Basket or serve those in need at Catholic Charities God’s Kitchen or be part of Urban Roots where you can learn gardening while helping a […]

February
7

The Counteroffer vs Retention – If the counteroffer is your primary tool for retaining your people, you need to rethink your strategy.

We are officially in a “sellers’ market” where employees with good performance and skills can find opportunities and command offers because the labor market is tight. In many industries and segments there are not enough people with the right skills and training to fill the available positions. When a good employee resigns to accept another […]