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Articles written by John Doyle

hiring a new c-suite

Hiring for the C-Suite in a Company Spin-Off

The phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is being challenged with increasing fervor by some publicly-held companies. In a growing trend, many small to mid-size, publicly-held companies are breaking up/spinning off  into multiple entities, supposedly allowing for greater agility, growth, and shareholder value for their individual lines of business.  Larger, […]


How HR Should Respond to Retiring Baby Boomer Executives

How HR Should Respond to Retiring Baby Boomer Executives

Since 2011, there have been 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring daily, according to studies from the Pew Research Center. Only 40% of this generation are left in the workforce, while Millennials are on target to become the largest generation the U.S. has ever seen.   This generational shift shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet many […]


3 Highly Desirable Traits for Today’s Chief Human Resources Officer

CEOs and board members task the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with attracting, recruiting and retaining talent – arguably some of the most important functions within the organization. As executive search consultants, we witness the difficulties that companies face in attracting the right person for the top HR role. Many companies are finding that their […]