Bohan and Bradstreet

Career Search

March 2014


New B&B Facts and Stats

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  by julie

Facts and Stats
Our philosophy is to go beyond the search process.  We serve as a consultative business partner to our clients and a strategic advisor to our candidates.

  • Our consultants average 15+ years of applied business experience prior to joining B&B.
  • In the last 2 years, we had placements at 100+ companies, 40+ business sectors, and in 15+ states. We have a national footprint. 
  • In the last 2 years, 36% of our placements were in the Accounting and Finance discipline, 21% in Marketing and Sales, 19% in Engineering, Operations, and Supply Chain, 14% in Information Systems/Technology, and 10% in Human Resources. We serve multiple disciplines. 
  • In 2013, we averaged 42 calendar days to complete a senior staff/executive level search (signed client contract date to candidate acceptance date).
  • In 2013, 45% of our placements had a base salary of $100,000 or greater. 
  • In the last 90 days, 57% of our placements were with publically-traded companies, 24% with private-equity financed companies, and 19% with privately-held companies. 
  • In the last 90 days, we completed 2 c-level executives searches and are currently working on 3 c-level searches across multiple states.
  • Since 1/1/14, we have 14 new clients. How can we help you? 

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B&B Employment Trends

Tuesday, March 18, 2014  by julie


B & B Difference:
A Partner in a Connecticut based law firm contacted B&B regarding a challenge in a privately-held business. The CEO of the niche manufacturer was experiencing rising revenues but decreasing profitability due to quality and productivity issues that were increasing expenses and impacting on time delivery.

B&B met with the President to learn about the history and evolution of the business, current organization structure, and the order management and production flow process. B&B asked a lot of questions that provided insight on procurement of commodity based materials, product development, quality issues, run rates, manufacturing capacity, open orders on the floor, bottlenecks, grading of leadership, systems integrity, metrics management, impact on margins, expectations of key customers, supply chain, culture, demand planning, S&OP, and so forth.

Business model had changed since the down turn in the economy but current leadership for manufacturing and supply chain had not adjusted to those changes. Quality issues were directly associated with production and demand planning inefficiencies. Revenues were growing but business valuation was suffering and profits were declining. B&B recommended a change in leadership for a new Director of Operations and was engaged. B&B partnered with the CEO to define criteria, short term goals of the role and the evaluation process. B&B researched, evaluated, and presented four candidates that met all the criteria and partnered with the CEO on the selection process. Total search process took 28 business days. New Manufacturing Director was able to streamline productivity, eliminate nagging quality issues, and improve on-time deliveries to 97% within a six month period.

Overhauling Culture: 
Positive cultures drive profit and employees who fit that culture outperform those who don't. Modifying or changing a culture becomes an art form that can be disruptive but necessary. Key factors are (1) the resiliency of employees to bounce back from negative emotional encounters as change evolves; (2) leadership with strong change and project management skills that can influence and persuade on the need for change; (3) ability to unlearn and accept new ideas and processes; (4) the willingness to challenge the status quo and accept innovation; and (5) manage uncertainty until change is accepted.

 

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NYSE Euronext Exchange Visit

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  by julie

Hosts: Huntington Funds and Stifel Nicholas
Bohan & Bradstreet had the opportunity to tour the NYSE Euronext Exchange on 2/28/14.  The facility had breathtaking architecture and artifacts (museum quality), and a story that dates back over 200+ years.  We toured the “pitch” room, the elegant conference room, and the trading floor.  We also saw where CNBC conducts their daily, live market updates. 

The New York Stock Exchange's roots trace back to an agreement signed under a Buttonwood tree in 1792.  Today, the exchange trades equities, futures, options, fixed-income, and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues from more than 55 countries, NYSE Euronext's equities markets represent one-third of the world's equities trading and the most liquidity of any global exchange group.

Have a look at our day. 





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Summer 2014 Internship at Bohan & Bradstreet

Tuesday, March 4, 2014  by julie

Summer Internship at Bohan & Bradstreet – Guilford, CT
Starts 5/1/14 & Ends 8/15/14

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE MID APRIL 2014 IN GUILFORD, CT

About Bohan & Bradstreet:
Bohan & Bradstreet is a 27 year old executive search firm based in Guilford, CT.  Our philosophy is to go beyond the search process by partnering with clients on prudent talent acquisitions and adding value to candidates’ career choices and expectations.

In this role, you will work closely with recruiters who help clients find mid career and executive level talent daily.  We’re looking for a process-oriented individual with a high level of enthusiasm, professionalism, and integrity who can work up to 20 hrs / week.

Integrity rules. We take pride in always being respectful and honest with our clients, our partners, our communities, and our colleagues. We value listening, teamwork and collaboration.

Jump In and Own It
Speed matters. We value a sense of urgency blended with determination and perseverance. We embrace calculated risk taking. We never say “that’s not my job”.

Inspire a Little Crazy
Embrace your inner child. We encourage creativity and imagination. We celebrate our individuality. We inspire ideas, even those that are just a little wacky.

Committed to Awesome
We are passionate about customer success on a daily basis. We are not afraid to extend boundaries to achieve the extraordinary.

Do the Right Thing
Integrity rules. We take pride in always being respectful and honest with our clients, our partners, our communities, and our colleagues. We value listening, teamwork and collaboration.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Researching Companies & Candidate profiles on the web, internal databases, & social media
  • Presenting findings to senior recruiters
  • Reviewing resumes, researching competitive markets and competitive intelligence
  • Observing interviews and client / candidate selection processes
  • Light administrative duties as necessary supporting office management

Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior majoring in business
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  • Knowledge of Excel and other Office Applications
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile and collaborative environment
  • Must have a car to commute to & from our office in Guilford, CT

Start Date:  May 1, 2014
End Date:  August 15, 2014

Your Reward:  $10 / hr Paid internship, for credit (if you need / want it)

Upside Potential:  Incredible insight and direct line of sight to owners of the company who will teach, coach, mentor and train you making you nimble and marketable.  Oh, did we mention a lot of fun along the way and an amazing culture!!!

Here’s How to apply:
Online submissions only through our website or directly at Internships@bohan&bradstreet.com.  Please apply only once.  We receive a lot of candidates and are very selective.  However, we do review all resumes, so make sure you stand out. 

Tell us something interesting and why we should hire you!

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