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Reopening Your Office Safely

Heightened safety measures are on everyone’s mind these days. Behaviors we took for granted for most of our lives are now being scrutinized. As offices are beginning to reopen around the world, employee expectations have changed and leaders are working to understand what is required in reopening offices safely. Opening offices safely requires everyone adhere … Continued

Is Now The Time for the Chief Well-being Officer

With most employee’s increase in worry and stress, as well as rising loneliness and boredom, an organization’s role in sustaining and promoting well-being is more important than ever. The five elements of well-being include purpose, social, financial, community and physical. More than half of workers cite poor work-life balance and almost 40% believe they cannot achieve … Continued

CEOs Need Strong Executive Teams

For all the responsibilities CEOs carry, their most important asset is the team they put around them, and you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the executive team. With the level of change today from constant technology advancements to changing workplace expectations, no single person, no matter how talented you may be, can handle business transformation … Continued

Is Now the Time for Business Transformation?

Even before the Coivd-19 pandemic hit, 2020 was predicted to be a year full of change. Trade tariffs, uncertainty around policy, and concerns about economic stability had executives debating whether to invest in growth initiatives or sit tight. With the changes that have taken place over the past two months, the question many C-suites are … Continued

Keep Employees Motivated While Isolated

As we are all well into the remote working life, the new work paradigm has likely become routine. We have all the tools we need, communication processes have taken shape, video calls are old hat, and the “home office” is established. Yet even though remote working for most of us has hit its groove, there … Continued

CEO Succession Planning During Adversity

Every year CEOs leave office, voluntarily or otherwise. But what can we expect for CEO succession planning during adversity?  If we look back at the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the last time we were facing an unexpected future, more than 2,000 CEOs from publicly-traded companies left office. A record number. Some of those were planned, but … Continued

Leading Through Unexpected Adversity

As an executive, it’s fair to say that nothing has truly prepared you for leading through unexpected adversity like we’re facing today. According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), “When the situation is uncertain, human instinct and basic management training can cause leaders — out of fear of taking the wrong steps and unnecessarily making people … Continued

Managing A Remote Workforce

Remote working has been on the rise for the better part of a decade. Some companies have embraced it, while others have scaled back their remote working policies. That was until last month when virtually the entire country moved to a remote working arrangement leaving executives to figure out what’s required when managing a remote … Continued

Leading During Uncertainty

What we are experiencing right now is unlike anything we’ve ever faced before. A pandemic that requires offices to close and a near fully remote workforce was unthinkable, even earlier this year. However, that is where we find ourselves. Working through natural disasters, pandemics, terrorist attacks, wartime, and other unexpected events is stressful for everyone. … Continued

Top 9 Human Resources Blogs to Follow (plus a bonus blog)

Human Resources (HR) is evolving faster than ever. And for those of you in HR, keeping up with the latest trends, on top of your job responsibilities, is getting harder and harder. As an executive search firm handling a wide variety of executive roles across industries, we feel the pain of staying current too. So … Continued