Adam Hoffarber

Adam Hoffarber
A founding owner of SkyWater, Adam brings over a decade of exceptional executive recruitment and proven leadership experience to the SkyWater Search Partners leadership team. Adam has been featured in a number of local and national publications including the Star Tribune, WCCO Radio, Pioneer Press, PC World, and Computerworld Magazine addressing employment & labor news in the Minnesota market. He also contributes to an “Ask the Expert” column in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
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Recent Posts

4 Reasons to Survey Your At-Home Team Now

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 8/10/20 9:30 AM

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It’s been a long year. For the large majority of us, even with experience telecommuting, working from home has never gone like this before. As an executive recruiter, I’ve always believed that employee experience is the single greatest predictor of employee success and retention. I also believe that the key to understanding employee experience is communicating. Ask good questions, listen intentionally, follow up, role model, observe. But lately, I think that most managers whose employees were abruptly thrust out of the office and into instant telecommuting, it’s growing increasingly difficult to have a good sense of how each individual is really doing.

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5 Early Warning Signs of Employee Disengagement

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/20/20 11:09 AM

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In my last blog post, I talked about employee engagement and how some of the most successful organizations have been able to boost employee engagement, even during uncertain times of change.  Your organization may be experiencing a healthy level of employee engagement, but you also may have a few bright stars who have begun to become disengaged. If that is the case, how do you recognize the signs, and what can be done?

Even when we do notice an employee beginning to disengage, we’re often tempted to bury our heads in the sand, hoping it’s just a bumpy phase that will smooth itself out.

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6 Steps To Employee Engagement

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/15/20 10:59 AM

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A recent survey conducted by Gallup on employee engagement across the country shows that even as Americans' wellbeing has dropped to a 12-year low in the past month amid the coronavirus outbreak, the engagement of the working population has hit a new high. Despite new working conditions such as work from home or sparse office layouts designed to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the virus, companies are making it work. This begs the question: how is your employee engagement holding up? And if you're feeling like your business may be experiencing a rise in employee disengagement, what can you implement to turn this around?

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2020 Best Places to Work Award

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/11/20 11:15 AM

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Last week, the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal announced their  2020 Best Place To Work award recipients, and we were again fortunate enough to win the award! This is the sixth time we have been recognized with this honor, and it's not one we take lightly... especially in these trying times. Here are a few words about what this award means to us.
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Meet Andrea Anderson and Our Newly Expanded Human Resources Practice Area

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 5/5/20 9:30 AM

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Over the past several years, a growing number of Twin Cities employers have turned to SkyWater Search Partners for their human resources recruiting needs. To better meet that demand, we recently launched a talent search for a top HR recruiting expert to lead our expanded Human Resources practice area.

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Back to Work, Not Back to Normal

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 5/1/20 11:00 AM

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Preparing Your Business for a Mid-Pandemic Return

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6 Strategies for Leading Your Remote Team

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 4/7/20 2:00 PM

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Tips and Tales From Our Own Experience with Managing During Coronavirus

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Making The Most Of Your Recruiter – Advice For Hiring Managers

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 3/18/20 12:31 PM

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Working with a recruiter to fill your company’s key roles and source the best available talent is a benefit that many employers recognize in today’s competitive employment market. How can hiring managers ensure they fully benefit from working with a search company?

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3 Ways to Become a More Transparent Leader

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 3/9/20 2:01 PM

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How Transparency Earns Employee Trust

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Meet McKaela Baldus & Our Newly Expanded Marketing Practice Area

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 3/2/20 9:15 AM

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Since we first opened our doors in 2013, SkyWater Search Partners has been matching marketing professionals with their dream jobs throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In that time, client demand for marketing recruiting has grown steadily. To continue meeting our clients’ needs in this dynamic segment, we recently made the decision to strategically grow our marketing practice – and launch our own talent search for the right person to oversee that expansion.

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