Hiring Activity: 2020 & Beyond

Hiring Activity: 2020 & Beyond

Nationwide Business Leaders Weigh in on Hiring Plans During and After the Pandemic Pearson Partners International recently published a study on the business and economic impact of COVID-19. Over 500 business leaders participated from across the nation, representing companies ranging from small, private organizations to multi-national conglomerates. Along with questions about operational impact, business continuity and the economy, business leaders were asked about plans for hiring and staffing now and […]

Building Business Resilience with Ingenuity and Innovation

Building Business Resilience with Ingenuity and Innovation

Pearson Partners International recently completed a study on the business and economic impact of COVID-19. Over 500 business leaders responded from across the United States, representing companies ranging from small, private organizations to multi-national conglomerates. They were asked how prepared their businesses were for a crisis, whether they had a formal business continuity plan in place prior to the pandemic, how they had responded and what steps they were taking to […]

Exiting Gracefully in a Career Transition

Exiting Gracefully in a Career Transition

As America begins the return to “normalcy” amidst the current crisis, many people may be facing a departure from their employer—whether voluntarily or otherwise. This seems a good time to reflect on the importance of making graceful, smooth transitions from one career opportunity to the next. Though change can certainly be difficult, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure to preserve your reputation and relationships […]

Counteroffers During a Pandemic

Counteroffers During a Pandemic

“Congratulations on your new chief financial officer job, Mr. Smith! It has been great working with you on this assignment for my client, Global Atlantic Corporation.” I have said similar things on no less than nine separate occasions since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (All names in this article, except the author’s, are made up to protect both the guilty and the innocent). Pretty impressive record for an executive […]

White Paper: The Business and Economic Impact of COVID-19

White Paper: The Business and Economic Impact of COVID-19

Pearson Partners International, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm (and member of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 global executive search organizations) recently surveyed 520 business leaders on their experience during the COVID-19 crisis and how they expect their work, their businesses and the U.S. economy to move forward. Respondents were across the United States, with companies ranging from small, private organizations to multi-national conglomerates. The […]

Finding Your Balance

Finding Your Balance

Does it feel that you can’t fit everything into a 24-hour day? The current environment has challenged many of us with conflicting demands on our time and energy. You may be working from home with children out of school and no daycare and with a spouse or family trying to work from the same space. You might be trying to manage video meetings and phone calls with pets and kids […]

How Does Your Company Cope with Uncertainty in 2020?

How Does Your Company Cope with Uncertainty in 2020?

Stephen P. Konstans, Senior Vice President & CFO Practice Leader Five years ago, Pearson Partners wrote an article discussing how organizations can cope with uncertainty. At that time, unstable stock markets, cyber-security threats, the Chinese economic slowdown, natural disasters and sociopolitical strife were among the issues contributing to global uncertainty. Fast forward to 2020, and today’s concerns include a volatile stock market, the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide economic slowdown, natural disasters, […]