What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’? From McKinsey & Company

What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’? From McKinsey & Company

New insight from McKinsey & Company shows that “exceptional” CEOs are twice as likely to have been recruited from outside the company as promoted from within. What makes these CEOs exceptional, and why are externally recruited CEOs better performers? “Exceptional CEOs are twice as likely to have been hired from outside the company.” McKinsey & Company assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for […]

Human Capital Trends in Strategic Asset Management

Human Capital Trends in Strategic Asset Management

Asset management is often seen as a fundamental support function that needs relatively little attention. But in today’s competitive environment, organizations can gain a powerful advantage by making strategic human capital decisions regarding the management of their key physical assets. Because of the importance of these issues to the C-suite, we are preparing a national study of executive asset managers. The study’s objective is to identify human capital trends in […]

Building a Talent Acquisition Brand

Building a Talent Acquisition Brand

Pearson Partners is part of IIC Partners, a top 10 global executive search organization. In this study, our partners explore the role of talent acquisition departments in enhancing, leveraging and structuring human capital strategy. IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide interviewed Michael Cox, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Comcast, to gather insight on the role of talent acquisition departments and how they collaborate with executive search firms. The IIC Partners human […]

Cross-Border Business in a Changing Global Environment

Cross-Border Business in a Changing Global Environment

Multinational companies must be continually well informed of the varying business laws and regulations of every country in which they operate. Those with operations in the United States are paying particular attention to the proposed legislation changes coming from our new presidential administration. Such changes could have a dramatic impact on cross-border business models for these multinationals. In Pearson Partners’ Q1 2017 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast discussion, we asked a panel of […]

Global Reach, North American Strength – The Power of IIC Partners

Global Reach, North American Strength – The Power of IIC Partners

Pearson Partners is proud to be part of IIC Partners, a top 10 global executive search organization. Through our colleagues around the world, we serve clients in 36 countries through 54 offices, including eight in the United States. Our U.S. offices came together in Dallas in early March for two days of relationship building, strategy and knowledge sharing. We were pleased to host this meeting, welcoming our colleagues Bob Clarke and Sherrie […]

HR Roundtable: Immigration in Transition

HR Roundtable: Immigration in Transition

Featuring Vishal Chander, Immigration Attorney, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Many changes and uncertainties face human resources executives regarding immigration issues. The previous administration issued rules modernizing, improving and clarifying visa programs, while the current administration, still in its infancy, brings unknowns for the future of immigration policy. In our February 2017 Pearson Partners HR Roundtable (a bimonthly series for senior corporate human resources executives in the North Texas area), Vishal […]

A Perfect Match for Match Group

A Perfect Match for Match Group

When Match Group (MTCH) became a publicly traded company in November 2015, it needed a chief accounting officer with the specialized skills and experience to take the company into its new phase. At the time of its IPO, Match Group owned 45 brands, including Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish. Across all of its brands, the company was supporting 59 million active users in 190 countries. Match Group CFO, Gary Swidler, […]