Ralph Dise

Ralph Dise is founder and president of Dise & Company. Ralph has a life-long interest in developing leaders and helping enterprises succeed. He learned his earliest leadership lessons as a teenager attending a summer military program.
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Securing the Battle Lines to Win the War on Talent

Winning the talent war takes looking beyond the obvious age groups to find the best candidate. You might be surprised at what your next successful search uncovers.

14 Myths that Can Derail a Millennial’s Job Search

As they say, “It’s a jungle out there.” A job search, particularly for the very first job after graduating college, is a tough adventure. If you are in search of your first “real” job and have said or thought any of these common excuses, listen up and learn. If you’re the frustrated parent or mentor of a new job seeker, pay attention, too. Get ready to debunk the obstacles to finding a meaningful first employment opportunity.

Tagged With: Expert Knowledge, Insider

What to Do Before Your Nonprofit CEO Says, “I’m Out of Here”

Nonprofit CEOs are usually the chief money raisers for their organizations. This means that when a nonprofit CEO tells his board that he’s retiring, alarm bells should go off.

Tagged With: Executive Search, Expert Knowledge

Timeless Tips for the Newly Hired

Experience teaches many things including how to make the most of a first “real” job. As parents, relatives, and mentors, we want to impart wisdom — without sounding like Methuselah — and help our millennials succeed.  

Here are a few tips to help get the conversations started. Use the list creatively. You may want to text one tip a day to your millennial, create a laminated card-size version of the first words of each tip, or post the entire list somewhere visible.

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How Much Does One Wrong Hire Cost Your Organization?

Hiring mistakes are costly! Probably costlier than you can imagine. Bad hires reflect negatively on those involved in the hiring decision and adversely impact corporate culture and finances. One bad hire can cause productivity to drop throughout an entire company. 

There are considerable costs tied to each bad hire. These include:

Top 5 Reasons the Best Human Resources Executives Engage Executive Search Firms

The role of a human resources executive in any organization is multifaceted, fast-paced and strategically focused. Finding, interviewing, hiring, and retaining talent is one of the most important aspects of the job and often, one of the most difficult. But it is only one of the many roles played by HR executives.

Engaging an executive search firm can increase efficiency, save money and most importantly, help an organization win the best talent. Why? Because it’s their expertise, it’s what they do every day.

Tagged With: Executive Search, Executive Coaching

Why YOU Need an Executive Search Firm

Harvard Business Review reports that executives change companies every 3.3 years on average. This statistic suggests that some organizations are actively recruiting for replacements most of the time. Executive searches can take up huge chunks of management time. This time should be spent on productive activities.

Tagged With: Executive Search

4 Crucial Keys to Successful Executive Recruiting

Recruiting a key executive requires far more than reviewing a pile of résumés. Sifting through social media for that well-worded bio, carefully crafted to promote a seemingly "flawless" candidate, is sure to be a dead-end, too. These methods of recruiting talented executives are time-consuming, expensive, and rarely effective.

Tagged With: Executive Search

12 Ways Retaining an Executive Search Firm Succeeds for Your Firm

A recent Harvard Business Review commentary reported that executives tend to stay with their current employer for an average of 3.3 years before moving on. This rate of turnover requires organizations to remain continually on the lookout for executive talent. Large companies build large departments to keep up with the river of turnover.

Tagged With: Executive Search

Starting Strong Ensuring Long-term Success for Newly Hired Executives

Hiring a new executive can be the most important decision management ever makes for an organization’s future. A poor match can impact a company for years to come. A recent study showed that nearly 40 percent of new hires last no more than 18 months in their new jobs. In some cases, a clearly defined onboarding program and thorough orientation would have aligned the newly hired to the culture of the company and expectations for results anticipated by senior management.

Leading executive recruiters go well beyond the search to facilitate the new recruit’s alignment with his new employer. Failure to fit can be fatal for a great career, it can be fatal for an employer, too.

Tagged With: Executive Search

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