NextGen Articles

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  • IoT Enables Smart Cities Attain Urban Development Vision IoT Enables Smart Cities Attain Urban Development Vision2017 and 2018 are characterized by an explosion of urbanization with as IoT enables smart cities to optimize services to their residents.  According to the recent World Cities report of the United Nations over 3.7 billion people are now living in urban areas, while this number is expected to double ... Read more about this post
  • FinTech Technological Innovations FinTech Technological InnovationsWhether all Fintech should be considered disruptive innovation or not is a matter for debate, according to well-educated writers at The Harvard Business review. But it doesn’t take an Ivy League education to recognize that many of the new FinTech technological innovations in the finance sector are sending tremors across the industry. Old-fashioned ... Read more about this post
  • Nanotechnology for Biomedical Usage Pros and Cons Ai in Nanotechnology for Biomedical UseNanotechnology has been slowly treading into the field of biomedicine for almost a decade now. Owing to the fact that nanotechnology for biomedical usage is still a relatively newer technology surrounded by many ethical debates, its footsteps are a little slow and careful. So what is nanotechnology? As the name ... Read more about this post
  • New Hire Onboarding Process Increases Productivity New Hire Onboarding Process Increases Productivity The new hire onboarding process, for so many companies, is crammed into orientation or fails.  New hire onboarding increases productivity when used correctly.  Unfortunately the main causes for onboarding failure are two-fold.  One is Human Resources tries to use a “one-size-fits-all” approach.  Secondly, it involves too much valuable time of ... Read more about this post
  • Candidate Assessments Often Fail to Measure Team Fit and Role Fit Team Fit and Role Fit – Most Candidate Assessments Fail to MeasureCorporate recruiters and staffing firms utilize various forms of screening interviews and candidate assessments but fail to measure role fit and team fit to help determine who makes the shortlist for for the Hiring Manager to consider. For executive recruiters it’s a combination of ... Read more about this post
  • Unemployed Executives Feel Ignored When Out of Work Unemployed Executives Feel Ignored​ The question, “Why Unemployed Executives Feel Ignored when Out of a Job” there are several factors involved in why executives feel ignored when out of work and unemployed.  I strictly do retained search and my recruitment process, per my agreement with the client, is to deliver a high impact “A Player”. Many highly ... Read more about this post
  • Job Boards Pitfalls Posting Resume Amid Privacy Concerns Job Boards Pitfalls Posting Resume Amid Privacy ConcernsI receive dozens of calls and emails every week on the subject of whether posting your resume is safe or should send that job boards pitfalls and privacy issues in red flashing lights.  Here are a few job search tips to help you choose for a career search. Do ... Read more about this post
  • Interview Thank You Letter Email or Snail Mail? Interview Thank You Letter Email or Snail Mail?In this day of hyper electronic communication interview thank you letter by email can often be overlooked and deleted.  t’s easy for recruiters and Hiring Managers to get lost in the maze. While I have nothing against emails, texts, tweets, etc., etc., I tend to sometimes forget the advantage ... Read more about this post
  • Top 3 Leadership Skills Desired by Board of Directors Top 3 Leadership Skills Desired by Board of DirectorsInvestors are usually attracted towards companies that have great potential, not only in the present, but also in the future. That means, business organizations are always on the lookout for talented and skilled leaders who possess the top 3 leadership skills most desired and can contribute greatly to ... Read more about this post
  • Leadership Traits Growing the Leader From Within Leadership Traits  Growing the Leader from Within YourselfLeadership traits are defined by what we do, not the role we are in. Leadership is action, not a position. Some people in leadership roles are excellent leaders. But too many are bosses, “snoopervisors,” technocrats, bureaucrats, managers, commanders, chiefs, and the like. Whether in enterprise mobility, manufacturing, or ... Read more about this post
  • Job References Making Calls vs. Automated Software for Employment Checks Job References – Making Calls vs. Automated SoftwareAll companies expect job references, aka professional and employment references to be conducted prior to making an offer of employment or shortly thereafter. Nine times out of ten these are pre-determined references provided by the candidate. Some may well include former bosses, former or current colleagues, and industry ... Read more about this post
  • Performance Objectives Focused Recruiting for Potential Candidates Performance Objectives Focused Recruiting of CandidatesLet’s look at defining the Key Performance Indicators or even better defining how performance objectives focused recruiting can be used in the recruitment screening process.  Many hiring managers and recruiters for that matter have a misconception that these are used only after the hire or limited to executive leadership roles. To ... Read more about this post
  • Candidate Video Interviews the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Candidate Video Interviews – the Good, the Bad, and the UglyCandidate video interviews in recruiting creates manageable content, and with cloud services the benefit of being able to edit, store, and convert to the appropriate information format for evaluating candidates or future consideration of a new opening.  The three types of candidate video interviews are:One-Way Video ... Read more about this post
  • Education Bubble Shortage of US born Engineers for High Tech Education Bubble Shortage of US born Engineers for High TechIt’s a very tough market in electrical and computer engineers for companies that provide security applications, Ai, IoT, and aerospace products.  Under rules from FAA and ITAR to FCC to ITAR to DoD, the education bubbleshortage of US born engineers is evident.  Requiring US citizenship or ... Read more about this post
  • Poor Executive Performance .…What to Do…. and How to Avoid It Difficult Conversations – Poor Executive Performance ……… and How to Avoid ItDealing with a poor executive performance can be frustrating. It can be complex and time consuming to make sure you get the right result – an improvement in their performance, or failing that, them being managed out of the organisation in a fair and ... Read more about this post
  • Fundamental Leadership Training is Key to your Company’s Success Fundamental Leadership Training is Key to your Company’s SuccessSuccessful businesses are identified by their fundamental leadership training as they go hand in hand. Such executive managers are individuals who have been properly vetted, trained, and placed in positions where they can thrive. But getting there requires following a carefully crafted plan to ensure each leader’s ... Read more about this post
  • Battling Cyber Hackers with Public and Private Cooperation Battling Cyber Hackers with Public and Private CooperationExcept those who are simply not following the consistent data breaches across silicon tech and online retail, Battling cyber hackers seems a never-ending standard we all have to live with. Cyber security is growing more important and complex, but the government seems to be lagging behind in proper protection ... Read more about this post
  • Choose Retained Search for Key Recruiting – 10 Valid Reasons Why Choose Retained Search for Key Recruiting?  10 Valid Reasons  When you chooseretained search for key recruiting, your first consideration in the evaluation and selection process should not be on the fee itself, but how the fee is paid. While most charge three invoices at 1/3 each, regardless of the outcome, a few do use a Performance ... Read more about this post
  • Retained Search Improves Talent Acquisition with a Competitive Edge Retained Search Improves Talent Acquisition with a Competitive EdgeRetained search improves talent acquisition by identifying, effectively screening, and bringing forth “A players”, the 14% of the workforce that produces 8 to 10 times more than even “B players”.  Today companies have a hectic schedule due to keeping up with the competitiveness of the industry. Resources and ... Read more about this post
  • IoT Medical Devices Security Vulnerabilities on Wi-Fi Networks IoT Medical Devices Security Vulnerabilities  on Wi-Fi NetworksIoT medical devices security vulnerabilities affects many different types of in-hospital equipment including diagnostic equipment (e.g., MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines and CT (Computerized axial Tomography) scanners), therapeutic equipment (e.g., infusion pumps and medical lasers) life support equipment (e.g., heart support machines), internet-connected devices for monitoring patients vital signs ... Read more about this post