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Egon Zehnder

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Ryan Brunner
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What experience do you have working with corporate governing boards? What role have you seen them play?
At Egon Zehnder, you will have the opportunity to work with high level executives and leaders from the companies we contract with. What experience do you have in working with people at these levels?
How would you go about conducting a compensation analysis for executive level positions with our clients at Egon Zehnder?
What interests you in joining the business consulting world here at Egon Zehnder?
What do you think is the key quality for a great business leader and how would you promote and educate this quality with our clients here at Egon Zehnder?
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How do you stay organized and on track when working on a long-term project?
At Egon Zehnder, we look to hire those who will be a long term fit. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
For many of our clients here at Egon Zehnder, the ability to effectively negotiate executive compensation is key. What negotiating skills will you bring to our clients and what would you say your overall philosophy is regarding negotiating salary?
For our clients here at Egon Zehnder, how would you sell them on implementing a succession planning program for high level leaders in their organization?
What do you feel is the key to developing and/or operating a great succession planning program?
Here at Egon Zehnder, you may be asked to work on the corporate governing structure and its effectiveness for a client. How would you measure the effectiveness of a board of directors?
HR is a continually changing field in every industry. If hired here at Egon Zehnder, how would you ensure that you stay up on new trends in the field to best help our clients that span across multiple industries?
Do you have any experience in 1:1 coaching of business leaders? If given the opportunity to coach leaders as a consultant here at Egon Zehnder, what skills would you bring to the table?
In what ways would our clients here at Egon Zehnder benefit from your knowledge and services?
Do you have experience in engaging a corporate board during a change management process?
Being successful in consulting and working here at Egon Zehnder requires the ability to work effectively with Type A personalities. What are your experiences in working with this personality and how did you make the relationships a success?
If you are hired for this position here at Egon Zehnder, what do you think the biggest hurdle for you would be from the start?
What types of challenges have you faced in your career with mangers/leaders when faced with a difficult recruitment effort? Do you see this experience helping you in a consulting role?
What do you see as a potential hurdle you would have to overcome to be able to work with groups of high level leaders at our clients on their team development?
A key component to success here at Egon Zehnder is building solid relationships with new clients. How do you effectively get to know new people and lay the groundwork for a long lasting relationship?
What knowledge do you have of differing leadership styles and how would you work effectively with each in this role?
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
How did you maintain a good relationship with your most recent boss?
With your experience as a Human Resources professional, do you have any niche areas of the field that you'd be most interested in providing consultative services in?
With a lot of our clients here at Egon Zehnder, we introduce them to new and innovative sourcing strategies to help them hire and retain top talent in their industries. What sourcing strategies are you familiar with and most successful with?
Talk about a time that you successfully educated another individual or group in your area of expertise. What made your educational experience effective?
Talk about a time that you used data to your advantage during the recruitment process. How did this data lead to success?
Being successful in the consulting industry requires adaptability and the ability to learn a business fast. What would be your approach to help you learn the ins and outs of a new client?
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