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Well you think you’ll be just fine… without me (Legend of the Rent)

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Expert Perspective from Grahall’s OmniMedia Editorial Board

In his August 21, 2010 article in the Wall Street Journal (The End of Management  adapted from The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management by Alan Murray. Copyright 2010 by Dow Jones & Co. Published by Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers), Alan Murray writes: “‘Modern’ management is nearing its existential moment… the trends here are big and undeniable. Change is rapidly accelerating. Transaction costs are rapidly diminishing. And as a result, everything we learned in the last century about managing large corporations is in need of a serious rethink… The new model will have to be more like the marketplace… flexible, agile, able to quickly adjust to market developments, and ruthless in reallocating resources to new opportunities.”

Our Grahall Editorial Board read this article with great interest and unanimously concluded that Murray’s description of what the future will bring to companies is happening somewhere, in fact it is happening at Grahall!  
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It’s Not Just Executive Search, it’s Executive FIND

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In her August 3rd article for SHRM (Executive Search Heats Up in Emerging Markets), Stephanie Overman writes: “Executive search experts see their business heating up in emerging markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific area and Brazil.”

Here in the US things are a bit different.  With the economy still struggling to recover in many sectors and geographies, recruiting professionals can be faced with sifting through hundreds or even thousands of resumes for every job posting.   “Using electronic media and social networking” as Overman writes, might work where demand is greater than supply. But for US companies the need for experienced executive search firms remains critical, regardless of how appealing these “no or low” cost options might sound.  
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