Executive Searches

Help Your Board Make a Successful CEO Hire

The Center for Creative Leadership has estimated that “failure” in senior leadership positions has increased in recent years. As the senior partner for a boutique career transition firm, working exclusively with senior executives, I have been a witness to a large number of executive exits. We assist in transitioning these same executives into…

Brexit Vote Is Prompting An Influx of Jobseekers From the Continent

My colleague Dave Heilbron recently wrote a great blog post entitled “Brexit Fallout: Is The U.K. Facing A Brain Drain?” In his post Dave highlighted a number of key issues and some anecdotal evidence suggesting that the UK will potentially have a talent exodus on its hands post-Brexit. The issues Dave raised are very…

The Benefits of Using Retained Search Firms In Emerging Markets

As the world becomes ever-smaller and more connected due to the rapidly changing business landscape, clients need creative, adaptable and decisive executives that can lead fast changing and dynamic organizations. Companies are becoming very creative and aggressive in their retention strategies, particularly when top talent is limited and companies know that it is…

What CEOs Look For In Their CHRO

CEOs are actively upgrading their CHRO talent with talent management needs driving much of that change. Board members are increasingly prominent in the process and often interview multiple candidates. Our 2016 placements to date at TSG Executive Search show some clear trends in who’s securing the CHRO role and why. What CEOs want…

Brexit Fallout: Is the U.K. Facing a Brain Drain?

Editor’s note: If Britain does leave the European Union it will have significant implications for U.S. companies employing workers in the U.K. or considering expanding there. Littler Mendelson attorneys detail some of the potential impacts in today’s TLNT article – What Brexit May Mean For U.S. Companies With Overseas Workers. On June 23…

Use Behavioral Interview Questions With Executive Hiring

Get past executive-speak by using behavioral interview questions. Let’s face it: executives speak in subtleties, just the type of situation that is perfect for behavioral interviewing. In a recent assignment, I was asked to interview CFO candidates for a small startup in Silicon Valley. Having spent my entire career in human resources and…

Fall In Love With Recruiting Again. On an Hourly Basis

The following idea doesn’t tend to sit well with most recruiter colleagues I’ve talked to. But as the talent war escalates, it makes sense. It’s about our billing model. The vast majority of third party recruiters in the US operate on a contingent model. Fewer work on a retained basis. And a small,…

Despite Strong December, Temp Has Slow Year

A strong jump in temp staffing last month helped boost overall December hiring to the second strongest month in a year as employers grew payrolls by 292,000 workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that with December’s strong numbers — far above the 215,000 average of analysts’ estimates — and the…

Agency Fee Percentages Forecast to Level Off

After slowly rising for the last five years, placement fee percentages may be flattening out. The executive search marketplace BountyJobs predicts agency fees for 2015 will average out to 21.3% of first year salary, a barely noticeable increase over last year’s 21.2% average. Payouts, though, are forecast to take a $2,000 jump this…

Temp Hiring Up In August; Nation Adds 173,000 Jobs as Unemployment Rate Drops

One of the most closely watched employment report in years came in this morning showing hiring in August was lower than expected. The Labor Department said employers added 173,000 new jobs last month, almost 50,000 fewer than economists were expecting. Temp hiring returned to positive territory during the month, adding 10,700 workers on…

Will Your Candidate Accept the Offer? This Checklist Will Help You Know

Note: In this third and final part of a series on managing search risk, Joe Ankus presents a checklist of the questions to answer before an offer is made. Getting these answers will help you guide the offer and presentation to minimize the potential for rejection. In part one Joe presented the pre-search…