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), […]

Start the New Year with a Strong Value Statement

Start the New Year with a Strong Value Statement

A clear statement of vision, mission and values can provide your organization with a solid foundation for success in 2019. But it doesn’t do much good to simply post those words on the company’s website and go on about your daily business. Instead, you should make it a priority to convey the “big picture” to your employees, partners, vendors and customers. It’s an important step toward building engagement, attracting new […]

  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 […]

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Macro trends, largely driven by innovation in technology, are rapidly changing the landscape of our professional and personal lives. The way people interact with each other and the world is vastly different today than it was 10 years ago, and will likely be completely different a decade from now. Understanding technology and trends that are now in the pipeline equips businesses to ride the waves of change that will benefit […]

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

As we enter the new year in the home stretch of the presidential transition, analysts have offered both optimistic and pessimistic forecasts about the new administration’s impact on the U.S. economy. The daily headlines about Trump’s cabinet choices and potential policy decisions have made it difficult for corporate boards and senior leadership teams to plan their strategies for the coming year. Considering this uncertainty, it makes sense for senior executives […]

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

Set Clear Objectives When Onboarding Senior Executives

  By Keith Pearson, President & Chief Executive Officer Setting clear short-term objectives is essential to the onboarding process for senior executives. A new executive needs a sense of direction while learning about the organization’s people, culture and business processes. Having objectives can also reduce the stress on a new executive, who can move forward in a new role knowing the company’s expectations. From the organizational perspective, having measurable objectives […]

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Successful companies know their best customers—or think they do. Usually, they look at annual sales because that’s an easy number to measure. But those sales figures don’t show the entire picture. For example, your best customer for the past few years might cut back on purchasing this year, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap. Customer engagement is another important factor that is difficult to quantify or predict. A customer […]

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 […]

The Merging of the CIO and CMO

The Merging of the CIO and CMO

A decade ago, the chief information officer (CIO) and the chief marketing officer (CMO) lived in very different worlds. For the most part, the CIO’s responsibilities had an internal focus: Building and enhancing the organization’s network so that different departments could share information and “talk” with each other. While websites, mobile phones and e-commerce were all growing in importance, the online component was generally less important than the company’s network. In […]

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

In our recently conducted survey of more than 200 senior executives from across the oil and gas energy spectrum, we discovered the trends, issues and challenges they expect to see in 2015 and beyond. These industry leaders weighed in on such issues as headcount expectations, capital spending, merger and acquisition expectations, and more. >>Learn more and see data charts in the PDF of the full study. A Challenging Year Ahead The […]