6 Ways Financial Advisors Can Compete with Robo-Advisors

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Robo-advisors are to financial planning as Uber was to taxi services: disruptive. According to a report by MyPrivateBanking, assets being managed by all registered investment advisors now total around $5 trillion, with robo-advisors managing roughly $14 billion of those assets. If not already a cause for concern, this amount is set to increase over the next few years. Continue reading “6 Ways Financial Advisors Can Compete with Robo-Advisors”

6 Tips for Reaching Logistics Decision Makers

reach decision makersAs a sales professional, you know how difficult it can be to reach decision makers. Maybe they’re too busy for a phone conversation or you’re just not targeting the right people. Whatever it may be, if you’re looking to shorten the sales cycle, you need to understand who your best buyers are in order to fuel your pipeline with new contacts. Continue reading “6 Tips for Reaching Logistics Decision Makers”

Executive Recruiting Tips on How to Recruit Like a Shark [INFOGRAPHIC]

b2b recruitingIn order to be a successful executive recruiter, you have to be aggressive. In other words, you have to be a shark. ZoomInfo recently partnered with top executive recruiter David Perry to learn what it takes to recruit like a shark. David has achieved an unbelievable 99.97% success rate and negotiated in excess of $300M in salaries, so needless to say, he knows what he’s talking about.

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6 of the Worst Social Recruiting Mistakes Businesses Make

b2b recruitingIf social recruiting has been buzzing in the recruiting world for such a long time, then why are so many organizations still getting it wrong? As with any new hot trend, as soon as it comes on the scene companies jump at being part of it without doing due diligence and spending the time to create a sound strategy. A lot of people don’t even understand what social recruiting really is, mistaking it for simply posting job listings on your corporate Twitter account.

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring

Diversity initiatives are rarely the number one concern of businesses, and LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report demonstrates this perfectly. In fact, only 9% of small companies prioritize diversity recruiting. Large companies fare slightly better with 15% of them making diversity a priority. However, it’s also worth noting that diversity was not mentioned at all in LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends report. Continue reading “4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring”

What’s Your Niche? The Top 5 Niches for Financial Advisors

financial advisorWith the addition of robo-advisors and nearly 300,000 advisors crowding the financial sector, differentiation is the key to growing your business (Source: Cerulli Associates). Determining a niche and becoming an expert within it will require hard work and data-driven marketing tactics to successfully build your reputation.

In fact, only 30% of American workers are currently working with a financial advisor, which leaves plenty of room for specialized advisors to grow their market share. Continue reading to learn more about areas of potential growth for financial advisors today. Continue reading “What’s Your Niche? The Top 5 Niches for Financial Advisors”

5 Ways Recruiters Can Embarrass Their Company

b2b recruitersWhenever you’re in an outward facing position, there’s always the chance your missteps can come to have a negative impact on your company’s reputation. Before you know it, clients will begin to steer clear of your company for your unprofessional way of doing business. And especially with the transparency of Glassdoor and Yelp reviews, every touch point with a candidate needs to be a positive one.

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5 Ways Hiring Managers Can Improve the Candidate Experience

candidatesIt’s no secret that job candidates have options these days. In 2008, there were 7 candidates for every vacant position. Today, that number has dropped to only 1.8 (source: ZoomInfo). Competition for candidates is getting tougher, and companies that don’t optimize their candidate experience run the risk of pushing away top candidates. We’re in the Age of Information, and if a candidate feels like they were disrespected in their interview, then everyone on Glassdoor will read about it.

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