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Monthly Archives: October 2016




The Down-Ballot Vote: Why It Matters to Our Industry

More than any election year in modern memory, Americans have been frustrated by the presidential election and the candidates vying for the top office in the land.  Multiple studies this year have shown that well over sixty percent of voters are dissatisfied with the presidential candidates.  It is hard to argue with the fact that this has been one of

Why it pays to drive a hybrid . . . in recruiting as well.

In the world of executive recruiting, there’s an ongoing debate surrounding the relative merits of the two primary types of search firms:  retained and contingent.  Here at Schaffer Associates, we’re not shy: we’ll tell you that we are a fully retained firm at heart because we believe – in fact, we know – that a fully retained search produces the