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Top 4 Benefits of Executive Leadership Coaching

By Kristen Lampert
The market for executive coaching has taken off in recent years. Studies show that the coaching industry reached an estimated[...]
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Talent Acquisition

Assessing Leadership Skills in an Interview

by Pete Petrella
Leaders are the backbone of any successful business. They have a number of talents that range from influencing to managing people, and they know how best to motivate workers while maintaining the morale of everyone involved in the organization’s success. Soft skills versus hard skills Most job descriptions require a combination of hard and soft […]
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How the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Impacts New York Workplaces

There’s a lot of talk about the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in New York State— for adults age 21 and older—and the impact on employers. TalentRise’s Managing Director Peter Petrella—along with A.J. Baynes, President and CEO of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce—was recently interviewed by WIVB News 4 Buffalo’s Kayla Green on the […]
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How to Manage in a Remote Work Environment

Employee resignations are becoming a top concern of company executives. According to a recent survey done by Prudential, nearly half of all workers are contemplating or actively searching for a new job. The reasons cited for leaving or looking include compensation, lack of growth opportunities, and burnout. For some, the pandemic has triggered a work […]
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Executive Search

Bringing ROI to the Recruiting Process with Assessment Tools

by Carl Kutsmode
If there’s one thing my experience in executive search has taught me, it’s that data has power. Nowhere is that more evident than in the executive search process when leveraging behavioral and cognitive assessments. Using people data to make smarter, more efficient hires presents a game-changing scenario for any business—regardless of industry. Why Do Companies […]
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Pete Petrella Joins Board of Invest Buffalo Niagara

Pete Petrella, Managing Director of Executive Search at TalentRise—a leading executive search and talent consulting firm—was recently named to Invest Buffalo Niagara’s Board of Directors. Petrella will serve as Chair of the Be In Buffalo committee, an Invest Buffalo Niagara program dedicated to introducing—or reintroducing—a new Buffalo to generations of people with skills that can […]
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Executive Search

Paying Below Market Compensation for High Demand Skillsets

by Carl Kutsmode
Throughout my years in the talent acquisition and executive search industries, I’ve come across countless clients who pride themselves on refusing to pay market rates for in-demand talent. Regardless of whether their companies are hiring for high-level IT candidates or seeking skilled hourly laborers, their mantra remains the same: “Let’s underpay below market so we […]
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Carl Kutsmode Elected to PRIDE Industries’ Inaugural Inclusive Talent Solutions Advisory Group

TalentRise’s Senior Vice President Carl Kutsmode has been chosen to serve on PRIDE Industries’ Inclusive Talent Solutions (ITS) Advisory Group. This inaugural all-volunteer committee is responsible for developing new business opportunities with the goal of creating 100,000 jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Kutsmode was selected along with 18 other business […]
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Why the Pandemic Will Change CIO Roles Forever

by Carl Kutsmode
It’s no surprise that technology has taken center stage during the pandemic. The utilization of digital technology platforms was instrumental in helping many organizations maintain operations during the weeks of shutdowns. From businesses and schools to medical centers and vaccination sites, humans’ reliance on technology helped hundreds of millions of people adapt to the changes […]
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Talent Talk

Gender Nonconformity in the Workplace: Understanding the “Why” Behind the “They”

by Carl Kutsmode
The notion of gender nonconformity has become one of the most sensitive and misunderstood subjects not just in the workplace, but in our collective society. In today’s world, many people shy away from discussing “taboo” topics like sexual orientation and gender identity for fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. This is especially true […]
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