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Business Lifecycle: Insights Into the 7 Crucial Stages

By Yscouts | September 15, 2014

Based on the seven stage business lifecycle model, which 2 stages best align with where you thrive? Seed – just a thought or an idea, birth of a new business Start-Up – products or services are in production first customers exist Growth – revenues and customers are increasing with many new opportunities and issues, profits…

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14 Factors That Determine Job Satisfaction

By Yscouts | September 15, 2014

The first step to finding job satisfaction is identifying what’s important to you. From the list of factors that determine job satisfaction below, get out a piece of paper and rank the most important to least important factors in how you would choose your next career move. We think doing this exercise will help you…

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The Four Types of Organizational Culture: Everything You Need to Know

By Yscouts | September 15, 2014

Your company culture, sometimes known as organizational culture, is what defines your business. Researchers and academia define organizational culture as the values, beliefs, symbols and behavior of people who work in an organization. An easy way to think about your organizational culture is to imagine it as your organization’s personality. Think about the company culture…

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5 Reasons To Hire An Executive Search Firm

5 Reasons To Hire An Executive Search Firm

By Yscouts | September 12, 2014

The management positions in your company guide the business as it grows. Success or failure is dependent upon them and their expertise. These positions aren’t to be taken lightly. Therefore, finding the right people to fill them shouldn’t be taken lightly either. This is where executive search firms come into play. Their sole endeavor is…

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How The Internal Hiring Process Can Be Used For External Hires

By Yscouts | June 27, 2014

Most job descriptions emphasize experience, skills and academics. Most people who get promoted internally into these same spots don’t have the experience, skills and academics listed as required for someone hired from the outside. What they have is something far better – an established cultural fit and a track record of performance that indicates they…

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Brand Face-off: Patagonia vs Columbia

By Yscouts | June 26, 2014

In this week’s “Brand Face-Off,” we compare Columbia versus Patagonia. People today are not just choosing the best, the fanciest, or the cheapest brand. They’re selecting to support brands that have the right meaning. That’s why we’re taking a deeper dive into two well known sportswear brands: Patagonia vs Columbia. First, let’s ask the question:…

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15 Remarkable CEO Interview Questions

15 Insightful Interview Questions for CEO Candidates

By Yscouts | June 20, 2014

As an executive search firm, we help place leaders in CEO roles at nonprofits and social enterprises. The recruiters here at Y Scouts try to understand a number of things about a potential CEO in an interview – their purpose, values, career history, the high-impact success outcomes and achievements a C-Level candidate has had in…

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15 Extraordinary COO Interview Questions

15 Must-Ask Interview Questions for COO Candidates

By Yscouts | June 19, 2014

Y Scouts is an executive search firm that has helped place several COO’s at nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. When we’re interviewing potential candidates for a COO position, the recruiters here at Y Scouts try to understand a number of things – their purpose, values, career history, the high-impact success outcomes and achievements a COO…

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Chief Technology Officer

15 Essential Interview Questions for CTO Candidates

By Yscouts | June 18, 2014

As an executive search firm, we help place CTO’s at nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. The recruiters here at Y Scouts try to understand a number of things when interviewing a chief technology officer candidate – their purpose, values, career history, the high-impact success outcomes and achievements a CTO has had in their career –…

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15 Exceptional CIO Interview Questions

Top 15 Interview Questions for CIO Positions

By Yscouts | June 18, 2014

Y Scouts is an executive search firm that helps nonprofit organizations and social enterprises find exceptional leaders – including CIO’s. When we’re interviewing potential candidates for a CIO position, the recruiters here at Y Scouts try to understand a number of things – their purpose, values, career history, the high-impact success outcomes and achievements a…

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