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Five Reasons Why Knowing a Foreign Language Will Help Your Career

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

Everything I Needed to Know About Management I Learned Driving a Zamboni

When I was a kid, I was a ‘rink rat.’ If you play hockey, then you know what I mean. I found every excuse I could to spend time near the ice – playing, watching, helping, refereeing… Then, when I was about 16, I was offered a dream job: helping to run the local rink in my town. I was getting paid to do the thing I loved.

Business Owners See More Funding Options as Private Equity Proliferates

WinterWyman Executive Search’s SVP and Partner Jon Mazzocchi recently spoke to several executives about their thoughts on the proliferation of private equity.

What to Contemplate When Considering a Board Seat

For seasoned, senior-level executives, adding “Board Membership” to their resumes is an intriguing next step. But, the value of a board seat depends on both your performance and commitment. A strong performance can open up opportunities you’ve aspired to for years; failing can damage your reputation and limit your options for the future.

The Challenges of Hiring Senior Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profits face special challenges when negotiating with candidates for leadership positions, especially those that employ hundreds of people and have multi-million dollar budgets.

 

For CFOs - ‘Dashboarding’ Skills are the New Black

In the recent past, an organization’s “numbers” referred to sales, margins, ratios, growth rates and returns on investment. But, as technology has advanced, so has the way business leaders approach data. Pure numbers people with a knack for compliance are no longer enough. Read what kind of CFO it takes to make a real contribution to a company’s success.

Six Tips to be Organized and Confident in your New Contracting Role

Contractors face unique challenges when starting a new assignment. Follow these six tips and you’ll quickly go from off-track and anxious to confident and competent in your new contracting role.

Five Tips to Help You Be an Effective New Manager

The transition to management is much more than a title change. It means committing to learning new skills that will help you be a positive leader. To help you go from a rookie manager to a seasoned pro, check out these five practices that can help you be an effective leader.

How to Involve Your Team in the Hiring Process and Enhance the Candidate Experience

During the hiring process, the hiring manager or HR representative takes the lead in working with the candidate. But it’s important for everyone who’ll meet a potential hire to feel part of the process and to understand they play a role in making candidates feel valued and appreciated.

Every interaction is part of the overall impression candidates will develop about your company and its employees. That impression will have a lot to do with their decision to accept an offer, or not, and what they may say about your company to others.

Five Tips for Staying Happy and Engaged with Your Job

At some point in their careers, many employees find even the greatest job a bit lackluster. As we get more competent in our roles, we run the risk of redundancy and complacency.  Here are five things we can do to avoid burn out while staying happy and engaged in our jobs. 

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