From Where We Sit

Is Hiring for Cultural Fit Holding You Back?

February 1, 2018
by Shelli Herman

When I am retained by a new client, one of the first areas of dialogue that takes priority is a conversation about culture. As a seasoned recruiter, I understand that cultural fit is generally defined as the ability of an employee to fit with the core beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that make up an organization. […]

The Salary Privacy Bill and the Inevitable Impact on Hiring

November 29, 2017
by Shelli Herman

It’s the job interview question you’d love to dodge: what’s your current, or most recent, salary?  A low figure could limit your starting pay. A high number might make you seem too expensive or out of range. In California, the Salary Privacy Bill was enacted by Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The measure […]

Knowing When to Say When

September 6, 2017
by Shelli Herman

In my capacity as an executive search consultant, it’s pretty common for people to ask me if there is a perfect time to consider a new position. Senior executives get calls from search consultants quite often, but they are not exactly sure when to listen. There are a few things that tell us it is […]

Don’t Buy a Convertible; It Isn’t Always Sunny

May 31, 2017
by Shelli Herman

Finding the best employee to fill a role is crucial to any organization, but it rings especially true for top positions. When hiring C-suite leaders, the cost of a bad hire can be more than a monetary setback. You cannot undo poor company performance when your top executives do not achieve what is needed. After two […]

Why Executives Should Embrace Change with Both Hands

March 15, 2017
by Shelli Herman

It is human nature for all of us to crave stability and continuity in our lives. We like to know what might be coming so that we can tackle it with ease and move on to the next challenge or opportunity. I know first-hand that it is very easy to get comfortable in your career, especially when […]

Ringing in 2017 with a Career Change!

January 3, 2017
by Shelli Herman

As the new year begins, organizations can expect their employees to be weighing options for a career change. According to the latest WorkSphere survey from Spherion, New Year’s resolutions for 62% of American workers include making a professional change and while this can include things like overall performance improvement, learning a new professional skill, negotiating a higher salary, […]