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You likely know that multi-tasking hasn’t gotten the best coverage in the news these days. But did you also know that the more you multi-task, the less comfortable you’ll become with tasks that require deep focus? That’s according to research by Georgetown Professor Cal Newport. “Many people have convinced themselves that it’s crucial that they are… Read more »

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If you have kids, then you’re likely familiar with time outs. However, have you ever considered taking one for yourself? According to new research in a paper titled “Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance,” taking time out at the end of the workday to reflect on what you’ve done leads to a host of… Read more »

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Starting a business isn’t for everyone. So if you’ve been considering it for a while, and think you’re ready to make the leap, you have to ensure you’re up for the challenge. There are many questions surrounding financing and business plans you’ll have to answer. But on a more fundamental level, there are a few basic… Read more »

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It goes without saying that hiring the right healthcare professionals will result in higher morale, lower employee turnover, and a much stronger bottom line. But as a leading provider of medical staffing services in Sacramento, Pacific MedStaff also knows demand is fierce for many of today’s best candidates. Nurses, administrators, and medical billers and coders at the top… Read more »

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As executive recruiters in Sacramento, CA, Pacific ExecSearch believes companies should treat the executive hiring process as a mission critical function. After all, the right hire can help take your company to new heights, while a poor hiring decision can result in lower productivity and profitability. With that in mind, what can you do to improve the hiring process in… Read more »

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When it comes to building a top performing team, collaboration is one of the keys to success. But issues like company politics, employee personalities, and unclear expectations can undermine even your best efforts to collaborate effectively. To help you improve collaboration at work, here are 6 tips to consider: Tip #1: Set the parameters. As one… Read more »

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When you’re searching for a new opportunity, you know networking is an important part of the equation. But in order to leverage its power, you have to take the right approach. If you don’t, you could actually be sabotaging your efforts to find your next leadership position. What are some common networking mistakes candidates make… Read more »

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Finding the right executive for your company is no easy task. So when a promising candidate comes along, it can certainly be exciting. However, don’t let your enthusiasm for a particular contender cloud your judgment when it comes time for the reference check  – or worse yet, lead you to skip the reference checking process… Read more »

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As leading headhunters in Northern California, Pacific ExecSearch knows that hiring the right leaders for your company can certainly be a challenge in today’s business climate. Not only is competition fierce for top executives, but there’s a lot at stake when you’re bringing a new leader into your business. Whether you’re hiring a department manager, or… Read more »

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The candidate looks great on paper. They ace the interview process and are extended the offer. But once on the job, it quickly becomes apparent they don’t have the right experience, skill set or personality to lead the team. It’s a costly mistake to make. But the good news is that it’s also one you… Read more »