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The Bowdoin Group’s blog focuses on strategic and executive search content for the BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software industries.

October 17, 2017

The Humbling Lesson I Learned: Hiring the Good vs. the Great

Originally written on LinkedIn by Dave Melville, CEO of Bowdoin. About 7 years ago, I learned a valuable lesson that has since informed and improved every one of our executive searches. At the time, we were working with an emerging biotechnology company to build a 120-person commercial team.… Read More
July 10, 2017

What You Need to Know About Tapping Passive Talent: Engaging the Elusive Candidates Who Aren’t Looking

These days, passive talent has become the cream of the talent crop.  Research shows that compared to active talent, passive talent is: 120% more likely to want to make an impact, 33% more likely to want more challenging work, and 21% less likely to need recognition for their contributions.[i] We can corroborate this from our own experience and the successes we’ve seen attracting passive talent for key client roles.… Read More
June 2, 2017

Cross-Industry Hiring Deeper Dive: What’s Driving the Trend and When it Won’t Work for Your Business

In today’s competitive environment, organizations need to innovate to stay ahead, and introducing new leadership can foster exciting growth opportunities. While there’s certainly something to be said about rising through the ranks, many companies have begun recruiting executives from not only outside of their company, but outside of their industry to bring fresh perspectives and encourage creative thinking.… Read More

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