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 Hiring Leaders

 

 

INTRODUCTION

   Why Learn to Recruit? 

   About the Author 

   Advancing Your Career

   Key Trends in Executive Careers 

   How is Success Determined?

 

1. PLANNING:

   Bad Hires Cost Plenty

   Planning the Position

  

2. SOURCING:

   Sources of Talent

   Candidate Universe

   Active & Passive

   Talent Mapping

   Candidate Attention

   Blacklisted Candidates

 

3. INTERVIEWING:

   Rules of Executive Interviewing

   Resume Deceptions

   Balanced Interviewing

   Illegal Interview Questions

   Unlawful Questions Made Legal

 

4. ASSESSING:

   The Assessment Process

   Evaluating Asian Candidates

   Differentiating Candidates

   SuperAttainers

   Why Managers Fail

 

5. COMPENSATION:

   Income Structures

   The Expatriate Package

   Pay For Performance

   Uncovering Compensation

   Salary Negotiation

 

6. CONFIRMING:

   Reference Checking

   Reference Check Mistakes

   Lawful Background Checks

   Last Minute Mind Changes

 

7. ONBOARDING:

   Integrating New Managers

   Onboarding Failure

  

8. RETENTION:

   Employee Retention in Asia

   Reasons People Resign

  

9. REJECTION:

   When to Terminate

   Respectful Rejection Notice

   Executive Outplacement

 

10. RECRUITERS:

   Working with Recruiters

   Motivating Recruiters

   Retained vs Contingency

   Executive Search Contracts

   Executive Search Answers

 

11. EXPATRIATES:

   Choosing Expatriate Managers

   Reasons for Expatriate Failure

   Expatriate Culture Shock

   "Gone Local" Expatriates

 

12. CULTURE:

   Business Differences

   Social Differences

   Strategies to Manage Asians

   Actions That Harm Progress

 

13. CORRUPTION:

   Corruption Explained

   Handling Corruption

 

14. COUNTRIES:

   Singapore

   Malaysia

   Thailand

   Philippines

   Indonesia

   Vietnam

   Cambodia

   Laos

   Myanmar

 

15. SPECIAL EXTRAS:

   Famous Recruiting Quotes

   Executive Interview Questions

   Glossary of Executive Search

 

 

 Active & Connected

Chalre Associates is active in promoting the industries and companies we serve.  Examples of these activities are below.

"WE PROMOTE OUR CLIENTS' BUSINESSES AND CAREERS." 

 

  C o n t a c t  U s

 

   Telephone Chalre Associates - Executive Search in ASEAN - Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam + 632 822 4129

            Email Chalre Associates - Executive Search in ASEAN - Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam leaders@chalre.com

  


 

Public Addresses

 

The Principals of Chalre Associates are well known and respected within the business community.  Below are some examples of Public Addresses delivered by them at major events throughout the Asia Pacific region.

 


 

Singapore HR Institute - Leading HR Summit - Official Event Brochure

The Chairman of Chalre Associates, Richard Mills, presented at the most recent Leading HR Summit in Singapore.  The event was organized by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) - the region's largest HR industry association.  Richard was asked to provide attendees with a detailed overview of the burgeoning field of HR Outsourcing.  

To review Richard's in-depth

presentation, click the icon below.  

Leading HR Summit, Singapore HR Institute - Download Presentation


 

Executive Compensation & Benefits 2007 EXPO - Official Event Details

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS EXPO

The Chairman of Chalre Associates, Richard Mills, was the Keynote Speaker of the most recent Executive Compensation & Benefits EXPO.  Held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore, the 2-day annual event is of interest to regional business leaders. Other featured presenters included Asia Pacific leaders from companies including Mercer, Gallup and HayGroup.  Richard provided his views on the near term economic outlook for the SE Asia region and its impact on career progress for senior managers.  

Download Richard's detailed presentation by clicking the icon below.  (The event brochure is also available here.)

Executive Compensation & Benefits EXPO - Download Keynote Presentation


Recruiting Senior Managers in Asia - Download Presentation

RECRUITING SENIOR MANAGERS IN SE ASIA

The Chairman of Chalre Associates, Richard Mills, presented recently for the American Chamber of Commerce on the challenges of acquiring and developing senior managers in South-East Asia.  The presentation covers global trends to more specific information relevant to fast growing sectors like Business Process Outsourcing.  Richard's personal comments have been added on most slides.  

To review Richard's in-depth

presentation, click the icon below.

 

 Recruiting Senior Managers in Asia - Download Presentation

 


 

HR Shared Services & Outsourcing Conference - Official Event Details

The Executive Basics of HR Outsourcing

The Chairman of Chalre Associates, Richard Mills, was the Keynote Speaker of this year's Regional HR Shared Services & BPO Conference.  Held in Singapore, the event is the largest in Asia for the booming sector.  To learn about the state of offshore outsourcing in Asia, view Richard's detailed presentation by clicking below. 

To review Richard's in-depth

presentation, click the icon below.  (The event brochure is located here.)

HR Shared Services & Outsourcing EXPO - Download Keynote Presentation


 

Successful Shared Services EXPO - Official Event Brochure

 

The Chairman of Chalre Associates, Richard Mills, delivered the Keynote Address of Successful Shared Services. The event was a region-wide conference held in Singapore. Richard's presentation provided a broad overview of Shared Services as it relates to multinational companies and regional managers. The event featured Outsourcing Leaders from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson, Convergys and others.

 

To review Richard's in-depth

presentation, click the icon below.  (The event brochure is located here.)

 

Successful Shared Services - Download Keynote Presentation

 


 

Strategic Talent Retention & Succession Management - Official Event Brochure

The Chairman of Chalre Associates, Richard Mills, provided his insights on Retention and Succession Management to business leaders in the booming city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.   

Strategic Talent Retention & Succession Management - Official Event Brochure


E-services Philippines Japanese Website

Richard Mills, Chalre Associates Chairman, was a featured speaker of this event, one of the largest IT/BPO related conferences in Asia. 

He delivered a highly motivational presentation to describe the monumental opportunity that exists in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. 

The most revealing information to come from the conference was the tremendous quality ratings being achieved by young Filipinos.  Citigroup, HSBC, GXS, Siemens and others reported world beating performance rankings from their Philippine facilities. 

Download presentation on Offshore Outsourcing


 

SEIPI

Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates, was asked to address the annual convention of the Semiconductor & Electronics industry association (SEIPI) in 2006.  The sector is the largest in Philippines accounting for 70% of the nation's export earnings and 34% of GDP. 

Richard's presentation discussed the future outlook for Philippines and the specific impact of the booming Business Process Outsourcing industry.  He provided an optimistic view of the economic situation over the next couple years.   

To review Richard's in-depth presentation, Click Here.

 

Download presentation on Offshore Outsourcing

 


Business Processing Association of the Philippines

Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPA/P) organization is the main umbrella association for the Philippines IT-enabled services/BPO industry.  It is the second largest such association in Asia. 

Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates, was asked to address BPA/P to provide his insight on the fast moving sector in the country.

He spoke along with Beth Lui, Country Managing Director of Accenture, whose company employs 7000 people in Philippines.  Richard's presentation was titled: “Philippines as an Outsource Destination - What CEO's Really Think.

To review Richard's in-depth presentation and to learn more about the current views of Senior Decision Makers in the BPO Sector in Asia, Click Here.

 

Download Richard Mills' presentation of Offshore Outsourcing

 


 

 

  C o n t a c t  U s

 

   Telephone Chalre Associates - Executive Search in ASEAN - Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam + 632 822 4129

            Email Chalre Associates - Executive Search in ASEAN - Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam leaders@chalre.com

  


 

 

Reference Checking Mistakes

 Mistakes in Reference Checking

 

Reference Check

Mistakes


 


Most experienced hiring managers have had the experience of changing their minds about a candidate as a result of information uncovered from background confirmation. An even greater number have learned something important about how to get along with, motivate, or at least not upset, a candidate.

 
Given the importance and usefulness of reference checks, it is necessary to consider some of the more common errors with the practice.

 

 

Reference Check Error 1:
It's Just a Formality

 
After the exciting build-up stages of candidate sourcing, interviewing, relationship building and closing the compensation deal, it is easy to see reference checking as an emotional let-down. In many companies, the important process is demeaned as an administrative function and delegated to junior staff or an outsourced service. This is a serious concern when dealing with management candidates.

 
It is reasonable that credential verification can be outsourced or delegated down but reference checks with senior executives to discuss the performance of senior managers who reported to them should not be given to junior staff to carry out. It needs to be conducted personally by the hiring manager or a credible senior recruiter. In Asia (and most everywhere else), senior managers consider it is an insult to be contacted by junior people to discuss confidential personal information about people who reported to them.

 

 

Reference Check Error 2:
Cross-Referencing
 

The backgrounds of most senior executives, or at least parts of them, are commonly listed online on various information services. Securities related information is very useful since there are legal reasons for it to be highly precise. Employer websites are also valuable since candidates' titles and breadth of responsibilities might be listed.

 

LinkedIn, the social networking tool, is also useful since profiles are filled out by professionals themselves. Questions need to be asked if any information is different from what is listed on resumes provided by candidates.

 

 

Reference Check Error 3:
Relying on LinkedIn Too Much

 
LinkedIn has become a widely used tool by professionals. Some candidates and recruiters are starting to dispense with formal CV's and use LinkedIn profiles as if they were official employment records. This is a mistake for the simple reason that candidate resumes are considered legal documents by courts of law while LinkedIn profiles are not.

 
In other words, if a candidate is hired from information posted on a LinkedIn profile and that information is later found to be materially false, the hiring manager will not have legal recourse to terminate the person's employment without worrying about a wrongful dismissal lawsuit and a large severance package. On the other hand, someone caught lying on a resume that they provided can be dismissed immediately for legal misrepresentation. In the future online profiles may be considered legally binding but at this point it is easy for candidates to claim they are not. 

 

Don't be lazy, always require complete resumes from candidates.

 

 

Reference Check Error 4:
Subordinates are Not References

 
It is sometimes difficult for senior candidates to provide suitable reference contacts especially when they have spent many years at their current employer. Their reporting relationships are too deep and personal, and candidates literally risk their careers by asking for references from their bosses.

 
To people without experience in Asia, this might seem a bit melodramatic but it is a common concern for senior executives. As a result, candidates will provide references from colleagues (managers they worked with but did not report to), people who reported to them or sometimes even supplier representatives.
 

Candidates need to be pushed for more suitable references. But in many cases, people's concerns need to be respected or their careers can be impacted. Informal reference checks (explained below) may need to be acquired confidentially by a skilled intermediary such as an executive search professional who is known in the industry.

 

 

Reference Check Error 5:
References, Not Fans

 
Related to the above, it is common in Asia for people who have worked together to have very close personal relationships. References from such sources will typically yield information that is flattering to the candidate and not very useful. It may be necessary for the candidate to be pressed for more references in order to find people who have arm's length relationships with candidates.

 

 

Reference Check Error 6:
Informal Reference Checking

 
Senior business communities in Southeast Asia are usually small and close-knit. Most senior candidates are well known by other leaders in their industry. Deep information can often be gathered confidentially by third-party sources such as a credible executive search professional who is known in the industry. Executives will open up about people they have worked with for all manner of subjects. Because of factors described in the previous 2 paragraphs, informal reference checks can sometimes yield the most valuable and useful information about candidates. 

 
 
 





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Chalre Associates - Executive Search in Asia Pacific - Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

Executive Search &  Management Consulting:

Chalre Associates provides its Executive Search and Recruiting services throughout the emerging countries of the Asia Pacific region with specific focus on Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos.  We are proactive and well known in our sectors of focus.  Regional Managers use us to help bridge the gap between local environments and the world-class requirements of multinational corporations.   

 

C o n t a c t   U s

 

Telephone Chalre Associates - Executive Search Headhunters in Philippines  + 632 822 4129      Email Chalre Associates - Management Recruiters in Philippines leaders@chalre.com

 


 

 

 

 

Asia CEO Forum - Philippines Expatriate Business Networking Event - The Asia CEO Forum is the largest regular networking event for the international business community in Philippines. The forum serves as a hub for industry networking and deal-making by executive managers from across the Asia Pacific region. 

 

Asia CEO Forum

 

Asia CEO Forum presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise is the largest regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the most important in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. 
  
Attendees are both expatriate and Asian management personnel overseeing multinational and regional organizations.  Held in Philippines, presenters are leaders in their industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the entire region.  

 

Asia CEO Forum is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity of Chalre Associates, one of Southeast Asia's most prominent senior management executive search firms, to promote Philippines as a premier business destination in the Asia region.  

 

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Asia CEO Awards - recognizing international leadership excellence in Philippines

 

Asia CEO Awards

 

Asia CEO Awards presented by Aseana City represents the grandest alliance of local and international business people ever created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in Southeast Asia. 

The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards give away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region. The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to others. 

As one of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's business leaders have their eyes on Philippines like never before. The annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia CEO Forum, the largest regular networking event for the business community in Philippines. 

 

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SPECIAL DOWNLOADS:

 

Media organizations throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.  Below are some examples of published material written by our consultants or international journalists who refer to them.  For a complete list of published work, Click Here.  

 


Economist Intelligence Unit  

Getting Ready For The Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines

by Chalre Associates senior staff

 

Download [PDF file, 62KB]

 

The Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills, to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector in its annual Business Guide Book.  The material provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most significant growth stories in the world.  more

 


The Northern Miner Online

Asia Pacific Mining Conference 2007 - Report

by Chalre Associates senior staff

 

Download [PDF file, 28KB]

 

The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest such event in the region.  Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining people who presented. more

 


ComputerWorld USA

The State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks

by Chalre Associates senior staff

 

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Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates, interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan presented US readers with compelling information to support his view that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations. 
 
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of the Philippines.   
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