JWoods & Associates, Executive Recruitment
& Career Solutions
JWoods & Associates is an executive recruitment, placement, consulting and career advancement firm with two divisions: JWoodsExecs and JWoodsCareerBranding.
We are located in Seattle and South Florida and serve the Natural Products Industry, higher education institutions and non-profits.
Janet L. Woods, PhD
JWoods & Associates Executive Recruiting is dedicated to matching an organization’s employee performance needs with the career achievements of outstanding, top-talented professionals. We serve the natural products industry, higher education and non-profit organizations. Our many years of field-tested executive management, hiring and career coaching experience makes us a valuable asset to both executives seeking extraordinary professionals and to candidates working to fulfill their career advancement dreams.
We offer innovative solutions within the hiring, placement and employee performance process. There is a war for talent underway and we help you recruit and retain that top talent.
JWoodsExecs is a division of JWoods & Associates, a full-service executive recruitment, placement, consulting and career development firm with locations in Seattle and South Florida. This is our executive recruitment site which details our hiring and consulting solutions. Our second division, JWoodsCareerBranding, is oriented to the job seeker who wants to take charge of their career. Find out more at www.JWoodsCareerBranding.com.
Our mission is to deliver high-quality recruiting solutions to employers and superior career advancement results to top-talented professionals through our innovative services and programs.
WAR FOR TALENT
Executives across all industries face challenges of: limited resources; international competition; a retiring baby boomer workforce; a small Generation X and Y emerging workforce; and, a smaller and smaller pool of talented professionals.
In his article, “The War for Talent,” Charles Fishman describes the McKinsey Company’s year-long study involving 77 companies and almost 6,000 managers and executives. Says Fishman, “…the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent: smart, sophisticated businesspeople who are technologically literate, globally astute, and operationally agile. And even as the demand for talent goes up, the supply of it will be going down.” For PDF, click here
With the War for Talent underway, there are two strategies companies must undertake to stay competitive:
As Jim Collins remarks in his book, “Good to Great”, “Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not marketing, or technology, or competition, or products. It is the one thing above all others; the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.”
RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
JWoods & Associates partners with executives to recruit and match top-talented professionals to their organization. An aggressive recruitment process is undertaken to qualify only the best candidates.
The value and depth of an organization’s talent pool is in direct proportion to the employer's commitment to undertake an aggressive and focused recruitment and retention program. Top-talented professionals are selective where they work. It’s up to the forward-thinking employer to put into place both an internal and external strategy for hiring and retaining their most important resource----their top employees.
As Peter F. Drucker said, “The ability to make good decisions regarding people is one of the last reliable sources of competitive advantage since very few competitors are good at it.”