Scenario This search was a highly collaborative effort between BWC Executive Group and our client. The role demanded that recruitment focus on organizations with Project Management/Construction Management service components that operate across various vertical and horizontal construction markets. We put together a list of companies and identified a top-down approach by looking at the best…

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Traditional projects are performed in a single continuous flow, with sequential steps that include project initiation, project planning, project execution, and project closeout. Typical construction projects have an initiation/planning phase, a design phase, a construction phase, a testing phase, and a turnover to the user phase, followed by project closeout. There are more elaborate models…

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This focuses on the IT department; however, this can apply to all departments. Over my 10+ years in the recruiting world, I’ve seen that companies are still focused on the post and pray mentality. First, there were newspaper ads, then company career sites, job search engines, and aggregators. This technology has allowed companies to get…

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One of the important messages in the Talent War is that no company, industry, or CEO has a death grip on talent. Who is your choice? The manager working for a great company who is not going anywhere? Or the guy from an also-ran operation who is brilliant, motivate, and an impressive strategic thinker? The…

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Our number one search has been data scientists in our last 5 engagement activities at BWC Executive Group. The reason? Companies are looking to automate their talent strategy. This article by McKinsey talks about the strategy of machine learning. McKinsey believes it will best serve companies by not putting all its resources into the fight…

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A Common Tale So, you want to hire good talent. You sit down, fire up your favorite word processor, and hammer out a Director of Global Supply Chain job description.  It’s full of the latest stuff. The job posting has leading global sales & operations planning (S&OP), lead the global demand planning, develop and executing…

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) concept

Keeping C-level positions distinct has always been somewhat difficult. As the past decade has added several new tech-related C-level spots, differentiating between them has become an even larger and more important task. Clustered around the established CEO, COO, and CFO roles in a whole new commander-in-chief line, as the emerging CDO. These roles steer the…

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There has always been a certain mystique about how corporate boards are constructed. In broad terms, corporate boards are guided by the bylaws set in place to oversee and approve annual budgets, make sure there are adequate resources to run operations, elect the chief executives, and provide general oversight on behalf of shareholders and any…

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There's so much they can learn from him

To build a great company you’ll need to hire great people – it’s one of the top three priorities of the CEO. Executives have outsized influence on your company, and there is a slightly different process to hire them versus most employees. Today, I’ll share my experience hiring executives to clarify my thinking, learn it…

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