Hiring Activity: 2020 & Beyond

Hiring Activity: 2020 & Beyond

Nationwide Business Leaders Weigh in on Hiring Plans During and After the Pandemic Pearson Partners International recently published a study on the business and economic impact of COVID-19. Over 500 business leaders participated from across the nation, representing companies ranging from small, private organizations to multi-national conglomerates. Along with questions about operational impact, business continuity and the economy, business leaders were asked about plans for hiring and staffing now and […]

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 […]

Counteroffers During a Pandemic

Counteroffers During a Pandemic

“Congratulations on your new chief financial officer job, Mr. Smith! It has been great working with you on this assignment for my client, Global Atlantic Corporation.” I have said similar things on no less than nine separate occasions since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (All names in this article, except the author’s, are made up to protect both the guilty and the innocent). Pretty impressive record for an executive […]

10 Tips to Win the Job

10 Tips to Win the Job

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International Searching for your next job may be the hardest job you will ever have, and hopefully one of the shortest. The success of your job search depends on the amount of effort you expend as well as the quality of your actions. If you are launching a new job search, it can seem like a daunting task […]

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 […]

Age as an Asset in Your Job Search

Age as an Asset in Your Job Search

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International Now more than ever, people are entering the job market with concerns about finding a job that fits their level of experience (and in some cases, any job). Often, executives over the age of 50 can find themselves competing for positions with candidates 10 to 15 years younger. It is not uncommon for senior-level executives with highly successful career histories to […]

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 […]

10 Tips for Working with Executive Recruiters

10 Tips for Working with Executive Recruiters

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International As an executive recruiter, I receive frequent inquiries from people in a career transition asking how they can best work with recruiting firms. Whether you are gainfully employed and looking to make a career change or have found yourself in the position of looking for a new job, it can be a confusing and frightening time without […]

Tips for a Successful Job Search During a Pandemic

Tips for a Successful Job Search During a Pandemic

Lisa Thompson, Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International During the current COVID-19 crisis, it can be discouraging to see the rising unemployment figures and to know that it will likely continue to grow. You might be wondering: Should I put my job search on hold and give up on finding a new opportunity for the immediate future? If not, what can I do to ensure I stay […]

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 […]