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Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workplace

Thirty-five years ago, in November 1985, the female labor force participation rate was 54.7%. It was a record at the time, but that number has been steadily rising, proof of significant efforts in gender equality in the workplace—that is, until now. As soon as the pandemic became a national emergency, that number took a sharp […]

Facilitating the Conversation: The CHRO’s Role in Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Addressing COVID-19 may have been the top priority for businesses during 2020, but the year was also defined by a significant focus on diversity. During an already challenging time, this increased emphasis on inequality translated to social unrest in America and within workforces. Studies prove how critical this has become: 76% of professionals say having […]

The Rising Importance of Customer Experience in Retail Marketing

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While the “customer is king” adage has existed for years, and for good reason, it’s time to modernize the phrase: customer experience is king. This mentality has been growing with the proliferation of ecommerce and online shopping. Retail businesses face more competition than ever before, so they’re seeking ways to set themselves apart from others. […]

Dan Dunn Joins Slayton Search Partners as Executive Vice President

Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, is excited to announce that Dan Dunn has joined the company as Executive Vice President. Dan will be focused on driving value for industrial manufacturers, including private equity-backed mid-market portfolio companies and Fortune 500 organizations.   “It’s an honor and a privilege to join […]

Customer Experience as a Competitive Edge in Insurance: A Discussion with Northwestern Mutual’s Lori Brissette and Jay D’Aprile of Slayton Search Partners

  Customer experience is integral when looking to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive insurance market. A client-first attitude ensures better client outcomes, stronger customer relationships, and overall, a more profitable business. I discussed the advantages of focusing on this competitive edge with Lori Brissette, Senior Vice President of Client Advocacy Services at Northwestern Mutual and […]