Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

What does it take to be a successful chief human resources officer today and how is that role changing? In today’s near-full-employment economy where top talent is even more scarce, that question is on our minds. In collaboration with IIC Partners, our global executive search partnership, the Pearson Partners International team endeavored to answer it. Our latest white paper, Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO, comes from the insight […]

A Look Ahead to 2019–USMCA (the new NAFTA) and Economic Growth

A Look Ahead to 2019–USMCA (the new NAFTA) and Economic Growth

Whether it will be called “the new NAFTA,” “NAFTA 2.0” or its official name—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)—the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement is expected to have a big impact on American and global business. To break down some of the potential effects of the pending trade agreement on area businesses and the economy overall, we invited three outstanding business leaders to serve as panelists at our fourth-quarter Spotlight […]

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

After DART’s chief financial officer announced his retirement, the transit agency’s leadership team saw an opportunity to reevaluate the distribution of executive responsibility at the transit agency, which supports an extensive network of light rail, commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services that move more than 220,000 passengers across the metroplex each day. The former CFO had not only handled finance, but also overseen a number of different departments within […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2018

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2018

                        Q4 2018 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO The North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, could be considered the most consequential trade agreement ever created. But as times change, even the most stalwart international agreements must be re-examined, and NAFTA is no exception. When NAFTA was signed into law in 1993, the World […]

UT Dallas: An Economic Engine for the Region

UT Dallas: An Economic Engine for the Region

Communities that attract high-tech businesses that drive economic growth often have one thing in common: a major research university. The University of Texas at Dallas is rapidly expanding to fill that void within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. To learn how UTD is driving economic growth in North Texas region, we invited Dr. Richard C. Benson, the fifth president of The University of Texas at Dallas, to speak at our third-quarter […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2018

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2018

                        Q2 2018 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO If you live and work in North Texas, you already know what so many others around the world are even now discovering: The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a fantastic place to live and work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dallas had the highest job growth rate […]

Richardson’s Telecom Corridor and Economic Development Partnership: North Texas Business Drivers

Richardson’s Telecom Corridor and Economic Development Partnership: North Texas Business Drivers

Business is booming in North Texas, and the City of Richardson is no exception. Located just north of Dallas, the thriving community boasts an ideal mixture of small-town community and big-city business. The city’s unique vibe—combined with its strategy to attract and retain successful businesses—has made Richardson a hot North Texas job center. At our Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast on June 19, we welcomed Don Magner, First Assistant City Manager of […]

Diversity & Inclusion Report 2018—IIC Partners

Diversity & Inclusion Report 2018—IIC Partners

A recent IIC Partners study of 461 global business leaders reveals that an overwhelming number of senior executives—87 percent—believe that diversity and inclusion contribute to a stronger workforce. Yet, the same research reveals something surprising: Even companies that strongly value diversity are finding it difficult to find enough diverse talent, and many aren’t making diversity a priority in their talent searches. The research was compiled from surveys that were sent […]

Pearson Partners HR Roundtable #UsToo: Bridging the Global Gender Gap

Pearson Partners HR Roundtable
#UsToo: Bridging the Global Gender Gap

Despite decades of diversity training inside organizations of all types and sizes, it’s clear that more still needs to be done to ensure true equality in the workplace. The recent #MeToo movement started millions of conversations and shed light on the unpleasant reality that a gender gap still exists in many workplaces and that it has a real impact on business success and employees’ lives. In our June 2018 Pearson […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2017

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2017

                          Q4 2017 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO As 2017 draws to a close and I look back on all that has happened this year, it’s treasured professional relationships that often bring up my fondest memories. Our team at Pearson Partners is honored to have served many longstanding clients this year, and we’ve been delighted […]