Current Searches and 2015 Results

Current Searches for Specialty Chemicals and Manufacturing companies-   USA President (NJ) VP, HR (Mfg. Cleveland) VP, Operations (Pharmaceutical) Executive Director, Senior Intl. Tax Mgr. Global Sales Leader -Coatings Global Technology Leader- Coatings Principal Electron Beam Accelerator Engineer   EUROPE Business Director- Oleochemicals Chemicals (Brussels) Product Mgr. (UK)   SINGAPORE Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing Director (Paper Machine Clothing Mfg.)   CHINA General Manager (USD 100 million specialty chemicals co.) Managing Director, Asia Pacific   2015 RESULTS...

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Kuhn Global Talent Places Multiple Executive Around the World

2014 Third Quarter Results-KGT, a leading firm in global retained executive search, is pleased to announce our YTD placement results: SC Director – Latin America based in Rio de Janeiro for $1 billion specialty chemicals company OFC Director – EMEA based in Basel, Switzerland  EMEA Sales Director – Publication Inks, based in the Netherlands Global Security Director – based in SC Sr. HR Manager – USA Sales Manager- South Korea based in Seoul Sr. Mfg Eng Mgr – USA for $110 million global specialty chemicals company Regional HR Director – EMEA &...

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Hard Work

As Thomas Jefferson said, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”. Hard work is the single greatest competitive advantage. Ideas don’t happen because they are great. The genius is in the execution, aka the “99% perspiration”. Perspiration implies sweat, self-discipline, and occasional exhaustion. I think this is what Malcolm Gladwell teaches us in his book Outliers when he proposes that a true mastery of anything requires 10,000 hours of doing it. There are no shortcuts to lasting success. Hard work, also known as- perseverance and drive for...

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Interviewing Techniques for Different Types of Candidates

[Source: ZOHO Recruit – Applicant Tracking Systems 1-16-2014] A common misconception many small businesses or companies have is the desire to hire like-minded employees who act and perform similarly to either the owner or other employees. However, this isn’t always the best decision for the overall good of an organization. Recruiters and potential interviewers not only need to be aware of different candidate types, but also techniques and strategies to use for these different types of people during the interview process. Let’s look at five common personality types you may come...

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Honesty & Integrity

In my first few blogs, I provided my perspective on COURAGE as the concept relates to Kuhn Global Talent’s values. Courage can also be considered the foundation for our other values of CARING, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, and HARD WORK.   Feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others, our clients and our candidates, is what CARING means to us.   In this blog I will give some thoughts on the values of Honesty and Integrity. We see one or both of these values included in the core values listed by over 90% of organizations who say they have corporate values statements....

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The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 2 of 2

  Below you will find the second section of a two-part article by Dr. John Sullivan, followed by a reflection on the concept of cost avoidance by KGT owner and president Jim Kuhn. “The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 2 of 2”, by Dr. John Sullivan Even if you work in a corporate recruiting function with low resources or minimal expectations for change, every recruiter still has a professional obligation to maintain their awareness of the latest trends and predictions. I have grouped 25 predictions of the leading corporate recruiting trends...

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