By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, Vice President Faced with a shortage of skilled labor and a highly competitive recruiting environment, a growing number of companies are adding a chief talent officer (CTO) to serve as a strategic partner to the senior leadership team.     In a tight job market, the CTO is laser-focused on acquiring and managing the human resources needed for long-term, sustainable success. In addition to […]

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 […]

Five Tips for Hiring Senior Executives in 2016

Five Tips for Hiring Senior Executives in 2016

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services Finding the right senior executive for an opening in the C-suite can be a challenging proposition. The ideal CEO, CFO, COO, board member or other top executive needs to have the right skill set, as well as the ability to become part of the senior leadership team and fit in with a new corporate culture. Most importantly, the senior executive should […]

Personalize Your Benefits Program

Personalize Your Benefits Program

More than a century ago, Henry Ford introduced mass production to the automobile industry. As the first Model T cars rolled off the assembly line, he reportedly said, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Today, that one-size-fits-all approach in the automotive industry has evolved into a vast array of customer choices. That same transformation is gathering speed in the HR benefits arena, as savvy […]

Avoiding the “Big Four” Diseases:
 Developing Yourself and Your People for Improved Health and Productivity

  DFW HR Roundtable Featuring Elizabeth Naylor, Ebenezer Wellness Recognizing the importance of promoting good health in the workplace, Pearson Partners invited nutrition expert Elizabeth Naylor, founder of Ebenezer Wellness, to speak at the April 10 bimonthly meeting of the DFW HR Roundtable, a networking and knowledge-sharing group of senior human resources executives in the North Texas area. Here is a summary of her comments about avoiding the “big four” health […]

Accelerating Business Through Human Resources

  On February 12, 2013, Pearson Partners hosted the bimonthly DFW HR Roundtable, a networking and knowledge-sharing group of senior human resources executives in the North Texas area. The topic was “Accelerating Business Through Human Resources,” presented by Jay Beck, account director, and Vic Dayal, executive compensation consultant, in the Dallas office of Towers Watson, a global HR consulting firm. Here is a summary of their remarks, followed by two […]

Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary Benefits: What Employees Want and What Employers Offer By Rob Shestack, CES – Pearson Partners Spotlight Series Breakfast Panelist The employee benefits arena has undergone a seismic change in just a few short years. Crippled by rising costs, employers are no longer willing or able to pay for comprehensive health insurance coverage while still offering core benefits programs such as life and disability coverage, along with attractive pension programs. […]

The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today

  On June 19, 2012, Pearson Partners hosted the bimonthly Pearson Partners HR Roundtable, a networking and knowledge-sharing group of senior human resources executives in the North Texas area. Our guest speaker was Kristi Erickson, a partner with PeopleResults, a Human Capital consultancy specializing in the areas of talent, change, organization and communications. Below is a summary of Erickson’s presentation, which was based on the best-selling book, “The 2020 Workplace,” […]

Compensation and Benefits Trends

Compensation and Benefits Trends

Our March 2010 meeting of the Pearson Partners DFW HR Roundtable featured a lively and informative discussion of trends in executive compensation and benefits. Our guest speaker was Linda Wilkins, a board certified tax attorney with over 25 years of experience in executive compensation strategies, benefit plans, employment contracts and long-term incentive plans. We later sat down with Linda for an in-depth discussion of some of the trends she and her […]