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Has the Hottest Talent Market in Decades Died?

Has the Hottest Talent Market in Decades Died?

In the last few months, global markets have been shaking. Catalyzed with the crypto markets crashing down, increasing inflation, and spiraling consumer credit, we’re likely to see some significant shifts in workplace battles. Most prominently, we're starting to see a...

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Top 10 inspiring women driving industry impact

Top 10 inspiring women driving industry impact

Earlier this month, in honor of International Women’s Day, Debbie was included on the list of the Top 10 Inspiring Women Driving Industry Impact! For more than 20 years, Debbie and the Jack Hammer team have been shaking up the male-dominated world of executive search....

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Hybrid workplace leadership – Wonder Podcast

Hybrid workplace leadership – Wonder Podcast

Debbie was recently a guest on the Wonder Podcast: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Change the World. The modern workplace has changed drastically over the last few years. Some people are leaving their jobs, some are getting burnt out, and some get swept up in the...

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Defuse the ticking mental health timebomb

Defuse the ticking mental health timebomb

Workplaces across the globe are facing a mental health crisis of unprecedented scope, as the effects of almost two years of anxiety, uncertainty and fear will transition into another period of flux as we enter 2022. Debbie Goodman, group CEO of Jack Hammer, a global...

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The Living Room Leader – Nr 1 Bestseller on Amazon!

The Living Room Leader – Nr 1 Bestseller on Amazon!

We made it! Last week my new book – ‘The Living Room Leader’ – became the Nr 1 Bestseller on Amazon in Business Leadership 😊 It’s a really ‘gulp’ moment when your publisher sends you the message, and I have been absolutely overwhelmed by all the support I’ve received...

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The Future of Work – Authority Magazine

The Future of Work – Authority Magazine

Coming out of the pandemic, we now know there are, in fact, many new and different alternatives to design a workplace. This is extremely exciting and energizing, especially if the new ways support healthy, productive, engaged, purposeful work. Debbie recently sat down...

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The future face of the office

The future face of the office

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, not only through global hard lockdowns, but also with a hard reset in the world of work. The traditional sense of the workplace has met its demise and it’s time to think of the post-pandemic office in creative, new ways. Remote...

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Book review: Radical Candor

Book review: Radical Candor

Towards the end of last year, I read No Rules Rules, the story behind the culture at Netflix and all the personal work that goes into making the company one of the most sought-after workplaces in the world. In it, the authors talk about Radical Candor which, at first...

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Video interview 101 in the year 2021 – Execs take note!

Video interview 101 in the year 2021 – Execs take note!

I thought I was a pretty skilled video interviewer. I mean, I’ve been doing this for more than a year now, day in and day out, and I can’t recall any particular disasters to date. I certainly believed that my video interview chops were right up there, no doubts about...

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Executive hiring: How to know if they’re good

Executive hiring: How to know if they’re good

I took an outdoor walk with a friend recently. Masked, of course. Physically distanced, naturally. But within conversational range. My friend knows that I’m ‘in recruitment’, but she’s unfamiliar with the specifics of executive search, and how this field is distinct...

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Jack’s growing…Globally and in Africa

Jack’s growing…Globally and in Africa

Thankfully, 2020 was a year of significant growth for Jack Hammer. With our US office in Los Angeles, and the extension of our on-the-ground presence to all the main markets in Africa, we were the fortunate (and delighted) recipients of a substantial increase in...

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