Pretend you have to fire one of your employees. Today.
If you had to fire someone, how would you decide which employee should go?
One of the basic services expected of an executive search firm (especially a retained one) is to put together valid and thorough professional and character references on short-listed candidates. Obviously, the temptation is to ask said candidates for a list of references, but isn't that tantamount to asking a dog to sit in order to get a treat? Granted, in that list of names, there will be some qualified sources, but not all can be.
With the invention of email, the world of convenience has moved to a new level. The cost involved with many types of mailings has also decreased and, in general, our ability to save time and speed-up decision making all has led to a more effective work environment. While emails have dramatically reduced the proverbial game of “telephone tag”, emails now have replaced some of the personal contacts associated with the call or an individual visit.
There are many different opinions that surround what is considered to be proper e-mail etiquette; however, there are certain basic pointers that can be given to enhance its’ effectiveness. The following suggestions fall under that category.