Searchlight Newsletter – Q3 2011
A Message from Keith Pearson, Vice Chairman & President
If I had to choose just one word to describe the economic climate our clients are currently facing, that word would be “unpredictable.” At our September breakfast series event, our panelists helped clarify the confusing mix of good and bad news we’ve been hearing about, providing a 30,000-foot view of global economic trends and how they’re affecting businesses here at home. Read the event summary below to get the highlights of the discussion and learn how Pearson Partners International is helping its clients develop and retain vital talent in uncertain times. Read the highlights of the discussion in this issue of Searchlight.
In This Issue
The Global Economy and Its Effect on Our Business Climate
With the expert economic forecasters’ predictions already proved wrong, business leaders don’t know what may be headed their way next. As the panelists at our recent breakfast event noted, American companies are keeping their eye on the headlines and their purse strings tight, waiting to see what happens before making any big moves.
Tips from the Career Coach
Job Search: Spend Your Time Wisely
When it comes to the time you spend job hunting, both quantity and quality matter. You’ve heard it said that you should consistently put in a full day’s work looking for work – and that’s true. But it’s equally important to spend that valuable time on the right activities. Read Lisa Thompson’s tips for effective use of your job-hunting time.
Case Study: Natural Gas Partners
When other search firms told Natural Gas Partners it would be impossible to find an ideal candidate for a unique new position, Pearson Partners International stepped up to the challenge. Within three months, NGP met with several highly qualified individuals—and chose one “perfect” candidate.
Upcoming DFW HR Roundtable
Healthcare Cost: The Power of Prevention on Corporate Profits
Employee productivity has a direct impact on corporate profits, and employee health has a huge impact on productivity. On Oct. 18, 2011, Pearson Partners International will host the bimonthly DFW HR Roundtable to explore how focusing on prevention can boost the bottom line by improving employee health, lowering health risk and managing chronic conditions.
TMX Finance, LLC, President
We are excited to launch our new weekly career advice column, where you’ll find helpful tips and tools to manage your executive career.
Eye on Assessments: Pearson Partners provides a suite of assessment tools to benchmark existing and prospective executive talent.
EVP, Chief Banking Officer, Durant, First United Bank
General Manager, Subaru of Plano
VP, Chief Information Officer, TMX Finance
Global SVP, Infrastructure & Operations, CB Richard Ellis
Finance Project Director – Latin America, Brinks, Inc.
General Manager – Alas Doradas, Grupo Coen
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