CEO’s Lead Cybersecurity Initiatives

Cybersecurity has become a C-suite and board level issue. This is not surprising considering that data is now the world’s most valuable asset according to the Economist. And being uninformed on the issue is no longer acceptable, it’s time CEO’s lead cyber security initiatives. According to Tripwire VP Tim Erlin, “Accountability starts with the CEO, … Continued

What is a Retained Recruiter?

A retained recruiter primarily focuses on executive level searches at the VP, C-suite, and Board level. Though an executive recruiter can also be retained to find those hard to fill roles in middle management. Therefore, a retained search firm will work very closely with companies that have openings based on key criteria and criticality of … Continued

CEO Concerns

As we enter the final quarter of 2018, a key concern for CEO’s is the recent trade policies enacted by the administration. After another $200 billion in tariffs went into effect, the Business Roundtable reported that roughly two-thirds of CEO’s believe that these recent tariffs and resulting trade tensions will negatively affect their capital investment … Continued

Executive Hiring Secret Trait

Hiring a new executive is a difficult task. This person is going to have a significant impact on the organization. As a new hire, they can bring fresh thinking and innovation or create inner turmoil and decrease productivity. These hiring decisions should not be taken lightly. What most CEO’s and HR departments don’t realize is … Continued

Executive Diversity and Women of Color

We have mentioned the lack of diversity in leadership positions before. The challenge is real and the results might surprise you. Per McKinsey, “Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability. Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely … Continued

Energy Industry Leadership

As one of the most regulated industries in the world, the energy industry is affected by tariffs, tax credits, incentive values, competitive production policies, and increasingly, load-side technologies. Energy industry leadership requires new skills and new solutions. Clean energy alternatives are becoming mainstream, regulatory policies are unclear, and technology is the driving force for both … Continued

C-Suite Skills of the Future

The skills required of executives to successfully compete are changing faster than ever before. Not only has technology affected every department and how they operate, but the role of business’ in society is evolving as well. The C-suite skills of the future are highlighted in Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report, The Rise of … Continued

Properly Onboarding Executives

Hiring a new executive is a time consuming process. Their impact on an organization is significant both from a financial and cultural point of view. So you do everything you can during the hiring process to ensure you hire the right person, from reference checks and assessments to meeting with other team members and role … Continued

Executive Team Diversity

We recently highlighted a study on what is required for women of color to advance to the executive suite. We referenced a study by McKinsey and Company, Delivering on Diversity. We wanted to dig a little deeper into that study to determine what it takes for executive team diversity. The study is the second on … Continued

How can I Keep Top Talent

We are experiencing low unemployment rates and a talent shortage for key roles that will contribute to company growth. As the talent wars continue, it becomes more important than ever to keep top talent. A recent article from Harvard Business Review (HBR) titled, Why People Really Quit Their Jobs, looks at Facebook’s analysis of turnover … Continued