Author Archives: John Kreiss

About John Kreiss

John is an experienced Executive Search Consultant specializing in the recruitment of AE industry talent. For over 15 years he has advised and assisted architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental firms in filling key positions and making strategic hires.
How to Improve your Hiring Process and Win Top Talent

How to Improve your Hiring Process and Win Top Talent

It seems like every Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental firm is having trouble finding people. When they do find qualified candidates, it’s difficult to successfully hire them because the competition for talent is intense. The best people are constantly getting calls from recruiters, and these employees can have their pick on where they’d like to […]

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How to be a Better Listener, and a Better Leader

How to be a Better Listener, and a Better Leader

During my years of recruiting Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting professionals, I have found that the top reason why people change jobs is poor communication with supervisors. People don’t leave companies, they leave their bosses. Show me a team leader with poor interpersonal communication skills, and I’ll show you a team with low morale, […]

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How to Improve Recruitment and Retention

How to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Is your Architectural, Engineering, Planning, or Environmental Consulting firm ready for 2018? With national unemployment rates around 4.1% as of this writing, talent will be hard to find, and the pressure to raise wages will be intense. If you’re concerned about your design firm’s recruitment and retention processes there are some things that you can […]

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