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University Research Spending

In today’s Chronicle of Higher Education there is an excellent chart reflecting research fund raising and spending. The universities shown on the list are showing their commitment to creating new knowledge; these schools bear our attention.http://chronicle.com/article/Some-Universities-Increased/127437/#disqus_thread Perhaps the idea of the chart was to show how self funded research did

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HIGH Tech Hiring Challenges/The Engineer Shortage

If you are a CEO of a high tech company that depends on hiring qualified engineers for key positions involved with product development, testing and roll out, I don’t need to tell you about the hiring challenges you face. As the CEO of an early stage company recently commented when

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Search Committee Code of Conduct

Yesterday I commented on an interesting blog written by Allison Vaillancourt, PhD., VP HR at the University of Arizona—-here is the link to her bloghttp://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/is-it-time-for-a-search-committee-code-of-standards/28628#disqus_thread Allison’s blog received over 50 comments from various professionals at universities ( primarily) involved with the search process. Dr Vaillancourt’s idea that it is perhaps

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Reference Checking: It does work!

Please see article by Professor Gene Fant in today’s Chronicle of Higher Ed and my comment; good stuff.http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/reference-checks/28674?sid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en All the best,Keith

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Networking, a timeless skill set

Here is an article written by an professor at Assumption College who directs their Honors Program—it is on the topic of Networking. Very nice job by Professor James Lang; hope you find it helpful.http://chronicle.com/article/How-Do-You-Teach-Networking-/127008/#disqus_thread All the bestKeith

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Sharing what you know….

Clients like to be sure that they will be working with the right executive search consulting firm before they decide to sign the contract and get started. We work hard to provide prospective clients with as much information as we can about the outcomes we achieve, our work flow process

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Where Academia Meets Corporate Innovation: KULPER & COMPANY

As an owner of my own executive search firm for close to 15 years, I am always working at developing my search practice. Deciding which areas to focus on is a key concern. Last year our advisory board suggested that I make our value prop clearer to our prospective clients,

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Understanding Executive Search Consulting

It is not clear for most people what an executive consultant does. For most people we are a “good person for them to know” since we might be the source of an interesting job opportunity. Our job is to be a valued counsel to our client—the person with the authority,

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References…a predictive tool for hiring

Over the past few weeks I have been asked for references several times from prospective clients of our firm. They want to know what it is going to be like to work with KULPER & COMPANY before they sign our consulting agreement. I encourage them to call our references—when that

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Research, Innovation & Application

Probably one of the most important positions in any company or organization is the role filled by the person most responsible for driving research and applied innovation. It is exciting to see synapses firing and entirely new applications come out that make our lives better. Companies like GE were created

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Deciding who Leads….

As a professional executive search consultant it is great to meet bright people from our field. Joe McCool is known among search practitioners as one of the key thought leaders about the practice of executive search. It is my pleasure to recommend his book, Deciding Who Leads, to the readers

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Pre Search Preparation

One of the key elements of any activity is preparation. Lately, we have been working hard to help our prospective clients in meaningful ways before we win the assignment. We essentially test the market reaction to the first draft of the job description provided to us by the client by

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Happy 50th Anniversary: Bob Dylan comes to NYC & NJ

For those of you who know me over the years you are aware that I am a big fan of Bob Dylan. His music, poetry and artistry have had –and will continue to have—a tremendous impact and influence on our culture and on global consciousness as well. This week marks

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