Business Impact of the Coronavirus

The business impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily. From executive stay-at-home mandates, to distribution center and manufacturing facility shutdowns, to improving situations in countries that saw an earlier outbreak than the United States. Keeping on top of a complex situation is simply not possible. Filtering through the hyperbole to find the facts and … Continued

Executive Hiring During Coronavirus

The importance of hiring executives typically insulates those roles from the ups and downs of economic swings. However, with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and related measures to slow the spread of the virus, we are seeing a slow down of hiring in certain industries as companies are instituting remote work policies and eliminating non-essential travel.  … Continued

Debra Young invited to join Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust

Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Denver Region Denver, Colorado (1/16/2020) — Debra J Young, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Sheer Velocity, has been invited to join Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Denver area. Debra … Continued

Becoming An Executive Recruiter

Whether your a recruiter at a contingency firm, an HR professional who’s looking to make a change, or a salesperson with an extensive network of industry contacts, becoming a retained executive recruiter is a great career option, but it’s also a lot of work to be successful. According to Executive Recruiter Insider, “To become a … Continued

Female CEOs Make More Than Men (With A Catch)

As we recently wrote about, CEO pay reached record levels in 2018. This is the fourth consecutive year with pay reaching a new high for CEOs at the country’s largest companies. And this was regardless of stock-market results. The median pay for S&P 500 CEOs was $12.4 million. You might be surprised to learn that … Continued

Business Trends For The Rest Of 2019

As we embark on the back half of the year, sentiment about the business landscape remains uneven. The signs of an economic slowdown continue, affecting both investors and consumers. And there is no reason to expect the roller coaster ride to end anytime soon. According to Korn Ferry, below are a few business trends for … Continued

Can LinkedIn Replace A Recruiter?

LinkedIn is an excellent social network for professional purposes. And it’s a great place to identify candidates for an opening you may have. However it is also limited in the candidates you can easily identify and engage. If you’ve wondered, can LinkedIn replace a recruiter, the short answer is no. With more than 575 million … Continued

Denver Executive Recruiter

Denver is growing, and the technology sector is driving that growth with more than 7,000 jobs added in 2016 and 2017, a growth rate of 12.5%. CRBE’s 2018 Tech 30 report noted that for every three office jobs created in Denver, one is in the technology sector. With growth comes growing pains, like finding and … 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

Executive Search Outlook

Recently the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) released their 2018 Executive Career Outlook Report. With recent fiscal policies and economic indicators, they are bullish on their executive search outlook, with more than half (54%) of respondents optimistic and only 13% pessimistic for the coming year. According to the report, “Executives cite an … Continued