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Why company culture is becoming even more important in 2019

Company culture is, has and will always be important. Over the past decade it has become increasingly important to the success and overall health of your company, your people, and your customers. We will explore 3 different benefits to a company and why they are so important for a transformational company to implement and execute in 2019. Thinking about expanding your leadership team? Not without downloading our “Building Your Startup Dream Team” ebook first! 1. Retention You’ve found the top talent. Great! Now how do you retain and engage them? The answer is simple; Invest in your employees, create a sense of belonging
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What is an executive search firm?

An executive search firm is a team of recruiting experts who are able to locate high-level talent for companies that are looking to add to their leadership teams. But, what are you really getting when you hire an executive search firm? A Partner One of the first things a good executive search firm will do when you start working with them is get to know the ins and outs of you and your company. They’ll have many questions, and you should have a few for them as well. The goal of your initial meetings is to establish a relationship between
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What it’s Like Working with Andcor

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work with an executive recruiting agency? Maybe you’ve worked with an agency in the past but the experience didn’t live up to your expectations. At Andcor, we lead with transparency and would like to give you an idea up-front of what it’s like to work with our team. It’s a Partnership The foundation of Andcor is rooted in relationships that we’ve built with individuals and companies over the years. Our ability to create and maintain these relationships opens up a vast network of qualified candidates our clients may not otherwise
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6 Benefits Your Startup Can’t Get Without Hiring an Executive Search Firm

Searching for a new executive takes exponential amounts of time and a level of recruiting expertise and networking that is difficult for most internal teams to attain. If you’re thinking about going it alone and looking for your next executive yourself, first take a quick look at six major benefits you’ll miss out on by not bringing in an executive search firm.  A Neutral Actor When a company is looking for an executive internally, there are a lot of opinions and potential emotions attached to the decision. Everyone has different requests and priorities and may have trouble seeing things from
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Tips for Attracting Top Talent to Your Startup

Finding top talent can be difficult, therefore as a growing startup, you should take a few measures to ensure top talent is able to find you. You run an amazing company, have a stellar team, and do impactful work. Here are a few ways you can put that information at the forefront to attract top talent to your startup for your next round of exceptional employees. Thinking about expanding your leadership team? Not without downloading our “Building Your Startup Dream Team” ebook first! Identify and Declare Your Purpose and Values If you want insightful forward-thinkers to find your company both as
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Why would I hire Andcor?

Andcor is a family company, local to Minnesota, founded in 1969 on the strong belief that the success of an emerging company starts with an excellent leadership team that believes in a shared vision. Almost 50 years later, under the direction of a new generation, we still hold strong to this belief. So, why would you want to work with us? Here are a few reasons that are at the top of our list.   Our Network-Centric Approach Helps You Hire Faster Here at Andcor, we utilize a network-centric approach. We believe this helps us find you better leaders faster
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5 Must-Ask Questions Before Considering an Executive Search Firm

Bringing a new executive onto your team can be both an exhausting and exhilarating process. If you find the right person for the job, it can give your team and company a boost to levels you haven’t seen before. Once you’re ready to find your next executive, do you know how you will discover the right fit? Here are 5 must-ask questions to consider before hiring an executive search firm   1. What are my options, besides using an executive search firm? The deceptively simple-looking option is to perform the search in-house, yourself. You would have full and complete control
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8 Signs Your Startup Needs to Hire an Executive Search Firm

You know your company inside and out. You did the market research, developed a business plan, and secured funding more or less on your own. Now, you’re ready to hire executives. You’ve never done this before. But like so many things you’ve never done before, you’re ready to dive in and figure it out. Your determination is admirable. But do you know the reasons  indicating that you shouldn’t do this alone? Here are 8 signs you need to hire an executive search firm. 1. A Bad Executive Hire Has Already Cost You There was no way to foresee what happened.
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How to Identify the Right Time to Hire a Startup Sales Leader

If you’re like many startups, you started small with a few sales reps who more or less managed themselves. While this may work for a short while, any on-track startup will quickly outgrow this model. You’re probably already have. Waiting too long leads to lost opportunities, wasted marketing dollars and poor close rates. But hiring a startup sales leader when the time is right ensures you continue to grow and thrive. Let’s explore the right time to hire sales leadership for your startup. 1. The Leads Outpace Sales Capabilities Your marketing team has invested significant time and money into generating
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How to Identify the Right Time to Hire a Startup CMO

As the founder of a startup, you have a lot of decisions ahead of you. These decisions will help shape how your company develops and grows for years to come. Hiring a Chief Marketing Officer is one of these decisions. When is the right time? How should you go about it? Let’s explore the perfect time to hire a Startup CMO. 1. Competition Is Brutal If you’re working in a saturated industry, you have to differentiate fast. Outsmart and outmaneuver. You’re running a business while at the same time, you’re managing the labor-intensive tasks associated with constantly analyzing and adapting in a
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