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Success Story

Friday, June 24, 2022  by Bailey

 

Why Choose Bohan & Bradstreet

Privately held, multi-plant manufacturer wanted to upgrade their financial team confidentially. Incumbent was a loyal maintainer and not adding value, embracing technology and partnering as effectively as desired with leadership. There had been recent turnover in accounting department. B&B was referred in by a board member to lead the search.

Following an informative discussion with the executive team, B&B suggested expansion of responsibility and assisted leadership in the development of a scorecard to evaluate candidates. Short- and long-term opportunities for improvements were defined. Organizational profile was slightly altered. Search parameters and process were agreed upon. B&B advised on compensation required to attract the right level of talent.

B&B focused first on appropriate candidates that did not require relocation. Over 100 profiles were researched and reviewed; 17 candidates were recruited and completed the initial screening process. Following in-depth interviews, soft skill assessments, and open discussion regarding the role, company, culture, and upside potential, B&B presented a slate of four candidates. All four were interviewed and two moved forward on 2nd and 3rd round evaluations. An offer was made and accepted. A counteroffer was acknowledged and rejected. From initial signing of search contract to acceptance took 26 business days.

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Styles in Leadership

Friday, June 10, 2022  by Bailey

 

Great leaders are differentiators, they can impact the effectiveness of the work environment and the discretionary effort by a team.  Leaders that can acclimate and adapt a style to a situation are the most effective. 

Research by companies, like the HayGroup, on leadership have shown there are six leadership styles that employees can apply to the situations they encounter:

·        Affiliative – create harmony and avoid conflict; relies on building internal relationships and consensus
·        Authorative – provides long-term direction and vision; relies on “dialogue” with others
·        Coaching – focuses on long-term development of employees
·        Coercive – immediate compliance; relies on “directives” rather than “direction”
·        Democratic – very participative; building commitment and generating new ideas
·        Pacesetting – establishing high standards of excellence for completing tasks

The most effective style depends on the situation, task, employee that needs to be managed in addition to other variables like times pressures, risks, resources, etc.  Great leaders are able to diagnose the demands of the circumstance and use multiple leadership styles to persevere.

As a company, you face an unlimited number of different situations.  As an organization, you need to ask the following critical questions:

·        What does the situation require of us to compete in a challenging environment?
·        Do I have the bench strength to handle the situation at present?
·        Am I grooming the next generation of leaders?
·        Can I diagnose the leadership style(s) that are most “natural” to our organization?

Companies need leaders that complement each other, but also need to acquire leaders to compensate for what you do not have.  Companies that are open to this dialogue and aware of blind spots internally are forward thinking, and ahead of the talent acquisition curve.

How can we help you find top talent?

We present individuals distinctive to the personality of the organization. We evaluate on technical qualifications, cultural fit, leadership capabilities/styles, critical and creative thinking capabilities, and interpersonal skills. 

We have deep functional experience and have placed over 3,000+ individuals over our 25+ history within these business functions:

·        Accounting & Finance
·        Compliance, Legal & Risk (CLR)
·        Engineering, Operations & Supply Chain (EOSC)
·        Human Resources
·        Marketing, Sales & Strategy (MSS)
·        Technology

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Forbes Best Recruiting Firm 2022!

Friday, May 20, 2022  by Bailey

 

This is B&B's fifth consecutive year being recognized as one of Forbes Best Recruiting Firms in America! Congratulations to the team for maintaining the highest level of service to both our clients and our talented candidates!

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B&B is Celebrating!!

Friday, April 22, 2022  by Bailey

 

Highlights of our team's many years of service include:

  • Cultivating client partnerships that span decades while receiving referrals for a steady stream of new client additions
  • Facilitating thousands of candidate placements within their careers that foster growth and fulfillment
  • Providing consistent value-adding services throughout up/down markets, influential hiring trends and an unprecedented world pandemic.

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Key Performance Indicators

Friday, April 8, 2022  by Bailey

100% of B&B’s business development (i.e., new customers) efforts are referrals. 

B&B completed 137 permanent placements (439 candidates submitted for those placements) in 2019 and 2020 combined.  B&B placed 28 candidates at our client companies in 1st Quarter 2022!

  • 83% (114 out of 137) of the 2019/2020 placements were completed under 90 calendar days.
  • 71% (97 out of 137) of our 2019/2020 searches were completed with a placement; 95% (41 out of 43) of our retained 2019/2020 searches were completed with a placement.
  • 91% (72 out of 76) of our 2019 placements were from repeat clients.
  • 79% (48 out of 61) of our 2020 placements were from repeat clients.
  • 81% (137 out of 169) of our 2019/2020 offers extended to candidates were accepted.

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