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Ethical v. Corporate Culture: Companies Sending Mixed Messages Impede their Own Growth Opportunities

by in BEST Advisory

Ethical culture?  What’s that? Most people are familiar with corporate culture, often referred to simply as “culture,” but there are actually two cultures that impact the organization.  Korn Ferry, in their February 2016 report Real World Leadership: Create an Engaging Culture for Greater Impact defines culture as, “…the values, beliefs, and behaviors that determine how […]

Confessions of a Recovering Executive Recruiter

by in BEST Recruiting

It never felt right.  After a rewarding career that allowed me to see inside a wide variety of companies and experience a range of strategic directions, and the people who were charged to deliver them, I learned like so many of us that the common denominator to success is people. I wanted to apply all […]

For People Who Want to Write Resumes Good

by in For Candidates

Writing a resume or CV today can be frustrating and time-consuming, especially for those who are out of practice or starting from scratch. As our tongue-in-cheek title suggests, it is easy to stumble in this area. We have seen brilliant marketers and salespeople struggle for days to put together a 1 or 2-page sheet of […]

The Training Paradox: How We Rationalize a Failure to Drive Engagement

by in BEST Advisory

Competition vs. Synergy.  Which is it? Does training hold production back or does it lead to increased production?  This is a common issue at nearly every company.  “We don’t have time to train our people now, we have to meet the production results.”  How often have we heard this, and said this, at our companies? […]

Organizational Success? It’s the People

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

Jeff Bezos, the wildly successful Founder and CEO of, recently shared his “three-step formula for success” with INC magazine. According to Mr. Bezos, “Success is going to require talented experts, a beginner’s mind, and a long-term orientation.” His first and most important tenet: “Surround yourself with the right people. If you’re going to accomplish […]

Employee Retention Issues? How to Keep Your BEST (Part 2)

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Part 2 of 2-Part Series on the Important and Timely Issue of Employee Retention In Part 1 of Employee Retention Issues you took that long hard look in the mirror and realized you have a serious employee retention problem, and more than likely it is your fault as a leader. Just as you realize this, […]

    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics/cannabis, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


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