16 August 2017
The Execu|Search Group is proud to announce that we have been named to Inc. magazine’s 36th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies! The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. This is the third consecutive year that Execu|Search has made the list, and of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once. Only one in five have made the list three times. “We are honored to be named to the Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year,” says Edward Fleischman, CEO of The Execu|Search Group. “Our growth over the past 32 years wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our dedicated team. Upon walking into any one of our offices, you immediately see people who are hard at work, but more importantly, passionate about what they are doing. This type of energy has been integral to our success and I’m excited to see where it takes us.” The 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. “The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.” About the Inc. 5000 Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.
16 August 2017
Throughout your job search, it can be easy to rely solely on sites like GlassDoor or Great Place To Work to spot a great company to work for. However, many job seekers often make the mistake of overlooking the importance of a good manager within the company, which can be just as if not more impactful than the company’s culture. As a result, it’s important to ask questions that not only give you a better sense of the company and your role within it, but also to ask questions that will help you determine if you would work well with your prospective manager. Here are a number of topics and questions you can focus on throughout your interviews to better evaluate if your prospective boss would be the best fit for you: Questions about company culture It’s no secret that company culture is often a major factor in a candidate’s willingness to work for a particular employer. As a result, learning about the company culture through the eyes of your prospective manager is one way to get a feel for whether or not your personalities would mesh well together. Ask: How would you describe your company culture in a few words? What are some career development opportunities offered to employees? What do you personally enjoy most about working here? Questions about management and leadership To ensure you know what to expect from an employer, it’s important to be aware of how different management styles can impact your performance at work. Getting a feel for the management style of your prospective supervisor can give you an idea of what a working relationship could look like. Ask: How would you define your management style as it relates to your team? How often do you check in with your team either individually and/or as a department? Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an underperformer? What did you do? Questions about team dynamics Having a general idea of the qualities that make up your team will help you determine where your skills might be utilized and how your role fits in to the bigger picture. Be sure to pay close attention to your interviewer’s response time, as a good manager who has a strong relationship with their team should be able to provide answers to these questions quickly. Ask: What is one habit your best team member(s) practice that you expect in new hires? What was the last team achievement that was celebrated? How do you envision a new hire contributing to the team? Questions about work ethic Learning about your manager’s work ethic can give you the chance to gauge how your work will be evaluated if you were to be hired. These questions are especially important as they provide you with a clear picture of what will be expected of you as a new team member. Ask: How do you measure individual performance? How are those metrics determined? What does a typical workday/week look like for someone in this role? What will I be expected to accomplish within my first six months in this role?