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Problem Solving with Clients

by Anthony Kiefer Savvy businesses make sure to ask, “How are others doing what we do?” and “Are there things that could be learned from how our competitors are organized?”.  And when they ask these questions, they come to us.  As a Research Manager with Corporate Navigators, I can tell you that we have the tools to help. On a recent engagement, a Telecommunications company asked for our help to make sense of a function that exists at all of …
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Beyond Recruiting… and Into Competitive Intelligence

by Mitch Golob One of our Fortune 100 clients came to use with a unique request.  In addition to performing talent mapping and org chart development services, could Corporate Navigators obtain details outlining the Marketing and Communications budgets for some key competitors in the marketplace? We had not worked on a project exactly like this before, so we were not sure if we would be able to capture the level of detail our client requested.  However, we were confident in our …
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Identifying Experts – How to Build a Top 100 List

by Mitch Golob A client recently came to us to get up to speed on the Solar industry.  They wanted to understand who the technological experts were in this space and asked us to compile a Forbes style list of the top 100 individuals in Solar technology today. This request aligned well with our service offerings, combining our deep dive online research capabilities with our telephone-driven sourcing approach.  We looked at traditional private sector companies, public sector leaders at federal …
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What Do We Do Now?

by Mitch Golob  When I spoke with our clients over the past few days, they are feeling the uncertainty that I believe we are all feeling at this challenging time.  We are in the midst of a global health crisis with fears of a global economic crisis coming in on its heals.  Many of the active positions they are trying to fill have been put on hold and other hiring initiatives have been postponed. Inherent in the definition of uncertainty …
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Transforming Name Gen over Two Decades

by Mitch Golob  When I started my research firm in the year 2000, the concept was simple: Provide a level  of client service that was prevalent at executive search firms but was absent among name generation research providers. When I was at Heidrick & Struggles, I saw a lack of professionalism and a lack of quality of the results provided by “name gen” firms so I understood there to be a better way. I took a page out of the …
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