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The Oregon Equal Pay Act Has Changed the Executive-Level Salary Discussion -- Here's How to Strategize Communication & Hiring Success

The new Oregon law that restricts employers from asking job seekers about their current salary has revealed some unintended consequences in vetting candidates for executive-level jobs. Today on The Water Cooler, we share our strategies that allow hiring managers to gather comprehensive information about a candidate while honoring the spirit of the new legislation.

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Relocating to Portland

With the abundance of craft beers, innovative cuisine, lush outdoor spaces and bike-friendly cities, it’s no wonder that Oregon was the top destination for people moving out-of-state in 2017, and has been a top contender for years.

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How to Conduct an Effective Confidential Search

Finding qualified candidates is challenging enough during a regular executive search, but when that search is confidential, it is a completely different ballpark. Today on The Water Cooler, 180one shares some advice on how to best overcome the obstacles of conducting a confidential search.

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Three Reasons to Engage a Retained Executive Search Firm

Finding qualified candidates to fill positions is often challenging. So how might hiring managers alleviate the stress and limitations of traditional practices, particularly when hiring at an executive level?  One common approach is to outsource the search by hiring a recruiting firm. Today on The Water Cooler, 180one shares three reasons why companies choose to engage a retained search firm.

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How Private Equity is Settin’ Trends

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The rise in Private Equity transactions over the past several years has increased demand for highly skilled CFOs, while also elevating the position to be known as a strategic partner to the business.  It is no wonder why 180one tagged 2016 as the “Year of the CFO”, and the trend continues for our Private Equity portfolio clients in 2017.

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How Benchmarking Could Ultimately Cost You the Perfect Candidate

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Hiring managers often feel more comfortable making hiring decisions when there are multiple candidates to compare side by side. Today on The Water Cooler, we delve into how this type of benchmarking is not the most effective way to find the perfect candidate.

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3 Ways Private Equity Changes the Game in Recruiting

3 Ways Private Equity Changes the Game in Recruiting

Private equity firms are often unfairly perceived as takeover specialists, only concerned with numbers on a spreadsheet and finding exit strategies that lead to big buyouts and even bigger layoffs. But their approaches to hiring and managing talent tell a different story.

Today on The Water Cooler, we explore how PE firms are focusing more on strong talent and HR practices and changing the game in recruiting.

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How to Deal with the Dreaded Counteroffer

How to Deal with the Dreaded Counteroffer

Counteroffers should be expected for exceptional candidates, but how do you manage your recruiting process to avoid your top candidate accepting a counter from a current employer?

Today on The Water Cooler, we take a look at the ways you can mitigate the risk of a candidate’s counteroffer acceptance.

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'Tis the Season... to Think About Candidate Relocation

Things to Keep in Mind when Relocating Candidates

Today 180one offers a few key points to keep in mind when relocating candidates to set you up for success in 2017.

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The Water Cooler Roundup: 9 Articles You Don't Want to Miss

While we prepare to release our annual Year in Review in early January, here are 9 articles you may have missed on The Water Cooler this year.

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