Carol Schultz

About the Author

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Carol Schultz is a pioneer in the recruitment process optimization and career strategy industries. She has built a client base of countless individuals and myriad companies from early stage pre-IPOs to publicly traded companies. She uses 20 years of recruiting experience where she honed her industry expertise and formed an intrinsic understanding of successful recruiting processes and the critical nature of alignment with corporate goals and objectives.

She takes a thoughtful approach to talent and focuses all her time on assessing, analyzing, and deploying recruiting strategies and processes that work. Her consulting and training company, VerticalElevation.com offers a fresh approach to talent strategy and incorporates the executive management team’s core values so they permeate every aspect of the hiring process. As an advisor and coach to corporations, she makes a stand for best practices to attract and retain the best and the brightest.

What’s Wrong With In-House Executive Search

A few years back I participated in a discussion about an article on the corporate recruiter site, ERE.net. “Executive Hiring Gone Rogue” by Shanil Kaderali was  thoughtful, interesting, and spot on from the standpoint of the need for companies to create effective executive recruitment strategies. With respect to some of the assertions made…

The Value of a Retained Search Begins With the Job Description

A while back, I read a post on ERE.net on writing a great job description. ERE’s site is geared toward corporate recruiters, many of whom are young and inexperienced, with little or no agency experience. The article made me think about the overall problem with job descriptions and how they’re typically handled in…

Yes, There’s No Shortcut If You Really Want to Recruit Like Google

Sometimes I’m asked about the graphic of sheep on my website. Sheep will follow other sheep — regardless of the danger — and the flash analogizes the importance of breaking the herd mentality. A great example of herd mentality is an event at many rodeos called Mutton Bustin. There is a sheep held…

When You Reward, Make It About the Employee – Not the Employer

If you have ever had occasion to reward talent there is one question you must ask before you can begin to answer the question of how to reward high performers: “What motivates the employee you’re looking to reward?” Different things motivate different people Is the person you’re rewarding an hourly employee? Salaried? Commission…

Advice on Entering the Recruiting Field

Knowing that some readers of ERE.net are not in recruiting, I wanted to address a question that Todd was sent about how to get into recruiting. This is an appropriate topic for recruiters still green in their careers as well as recruiters with years of experience. The questions were as follows: How do…