How Employers Can Navigate Bonus Season

Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner of Hanold Associates, shares insight about bonus season for companies, as well as for those recruiting executives.   Companies look at year-end bonus season, roughly December through when the books are closed in March, as a time to reward employees, especially if business was good for the year. Pretty…

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Why Board Culture Matters Now More than Ever

Corporate boards were once a bastion for the Old Boys’ Club with a traditional board culture that reflected the sameness of the members’ interests.   Jason Hanold, CEO of Hanold Associates, a boutique executive search firm, shares why board culture does matter now more than ever before.   Today, we’re working with corporations to transform…

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How Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Drive a Stronger Culture

Jason Hanold, CEO and Co-Managing Partner at Hanold Associates shares how Diversity & Inclusion leaders impact culture and characteristics of great D&I leaders   Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs have been vital to smart companies that want to attract and retain the best talent. However, it’s the lack of such efforts at some organizations that…

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Want to Work at a Tech Startup? Four Characteristics You’ll Need.

You’ll Need Grit, Explosive Innovation, Controlled Disruption and Gravitas to Work at a Tech Startup   Jason Hanold shares characteristics of those most likely to succeed in a tech startup environment.   Working for a tech startup sounds like fun—game rooms, casual dress, laid-back rules on paid time off, etc. At least that’s the cliché.…

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Vulnerability: The Key to Making a Real Connection During Interviews

Jason Hanold offers six relationship-building tips to help you ace your next job interview.   Have you ever tried getting to know someone but you just felt like something was missing? That can happen during a job interview if you keep your guard up and don’t allow yourself to express your vulnerability. Vulnerability is a…

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What United’s CEO Must Do to Help Employee Morale

Jason Hanold, CEO and Managing Partner of HR Executive Search Firm Hanold Associates Offers Insight into the United PR Crisis   United is embroiled in an extraordinary external PR crisis that is shaking customer confidence in the airline, but let’s not forget its 87,000 employees across the world. The torrent of negative stories, social media…

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Why HR Leaders Shouldn’t Be Virtual Employees

Jason Hanold, CEO and Managing Partner of Hanold Associates, shares why HR leaders should be onsite—not remote.   When I speak to CEOs about the importance of company culture, they discuss why they need to be transformative leaders and move their companies in a positive direction. While the CEO, of course, has a significant impact…

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What Types of Executives are Attracted to Struggling Companies?

Jason Hanold shares three ways you can tell if your company requires a problem solver.   Many executives considering a career move are attracted by a company that’s strong, growing and looks like it will be around for a while. However, those who I refer to as “problem-solvers” view security and stability as boring: the…

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Four Signs You Have a Workplace Nemesis

In “The Office,” many awkward moments arise due to Michael Scott’s intense hatred of mild-mannered HR representative Toby Flenderson. While most of us would never resort to Michael Scott-level shenanigans, many people can relate to having a workplace nemesis. “Nemesis” may sound like an intense word — but a nemesis doesn’t have to be an…

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