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 […]

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, […]

Diversity and Inclusion: ROI, Business and Cultural Impacts

Diversity and Inclusion: ROI, Business and Cultural Impacts

Diversity and inclusion strategies can deliver return on investment beyond just numbers. Representation is a measure of diversity and employee experience is a measure of inclusion. Both increase productivity and profitability. Yet, many organizations approach diversity initiatives by simply “checking off the boxes” for recruitment and reputation management. To explore best practices for inclusion and diversity strategy, we invited a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders to share their thoughts […]

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 […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Current Economy

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Current Economy

Stephen Konstans, Senior Vice President & Financial Officers Practice Leader As we are all living in our new normal with worldwide health issues confronting all of us, I thought it would be helpful for those interested to talk about What’s Hot & What’s Not from a business perspective. In doing so, I do not wish to gloss over the immense physical and emotional human tragedy so many people around the […]

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 […]

Pearson Partners International Names Renee Baker Arrington President and Chief Operating Officer

Pearson Partners International Names Renee Baker Arrington President and Chief Operating Officer

(DALLAS, TX – June 4, 2019)  – Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, has promoted Renee Baker Arrington to the role of president and the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2019. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and most recently served as senior vice president. Founding Partner Keith Pearson will retain […]