Succession Planning in a Multigenerational Workforce

Succession Planning in a Multigenerational Workforce

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International For the first time in the modern U.S. workforce, five generations are working alongside each other and competing for opportunities. Each of these generations, having come of age in different cultural and economic environments, has developed distinct fundamental values and predominant work styles. These differences raise a wide range of challenges and complexities for organizations, including attracting, developing […]

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent at Not-For-Profit Organizations

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent at Not-For-Profit Organizations

Talent strategy at not-for-profit organizations has long been a challenging prospect. It takes an accomplished leadership team to craft a brand, culture and compensation package to attract and retain talented leaders amidst tight budgets, public scrutiny and fierce competition for talent. So, how do they do it? Together with our global partners at IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide, we asked senior executives at leading not-for-profit organizations to share their challenges […]

Should You Switch Industries in an Economic Downturn?

Should You Switch Industries in an Economic Downturn?

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International One of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether you should switch your industry or role in this time when many industries and companies are suffering due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. With record-high unemployment, those in a career transition may be wondering what else they can do. As executive recruiters, we are often asked […]

Tips to Keep Your Job Lead Funnel Full

Tips to Keep Your Job Lead Funnel Full

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International As a career coach, one of the mistakes I frequently see job seekers make is to work on one promising job lead at a time. This not only extends the length of the job search, but often leads to disappointing setbacks when the opportunity does not pan out. It can lead to feelings of constantly starting over […]

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

In 2016, our professional association, The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), revealed trends in recruitment, retention and development of C-Suite leaders in its Executive Talent 2020 report. Three years later, the organization has revisited the framework of that report, having surveyed business leaders worldwide to better understand their top business challenges today and by 2025, how they currently use external advisors and how they plan to use […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

  By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC Vice President, Pearson Partners International When a leading Dallas-based nonprofit needed to hire a senior director of major gifts before launching a $30 million capital campaign, CEO Jan Edgar Langbein reached out to Pearson Partners International, a boutique executive search firm. “The Pearson Partners team was in my office within 48 hours and gained a deep understanding of the role,” said Langbein, CEO of […]

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

For years, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support employed a senior director of funding and community development, responsible for operational fundraising and managing large capital campaigns for special projects. When that position opened up right at the beginning of a $30 million campaign to raise capital for a new building, Genesis Chief Executive Officer Jan Edgar Langbein decided to split the former role into two new positions: a senior director of […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Skilled managers provide the bedrock for organizational performance. They can shape the culture, improve productivity and drive creativity and innovation. But fewer training dollars are typically earmarked for managers than for people at other levels. David Deacon, whose career in human resources leadership has included executive positions at Credit Suisse, MasterCard and Capita, believes there are key steps managers can take to boost their careers and have a greater impact […]

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 (chief human resources officer), […]

The Chief Talent Officer: Conquering The War For Talent

The Chief Talent Officer: Conquering The War For Talent

Pearson Partners International is a member of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations. IIC Partners recently conducted a study exploring the role of Chief Talent Officers in today’s business climate featuring insight from six of its member firms, including input from Pearson Partners’ own Lisa Thompson. As the war for talent continues, more organizations are strengthening their internal talent management capabilities under the stewardship of […]