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Kevin Duffy Joins Slayton Search Partners as Executive Vice President

Kevin Duffy

CHICAGO, January 12, 2016 – Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, announced today that Kevin Duffy has joined the company as Executive Vice President.

Solving the Talent Drain Problem

Talent Drain

Projections indicate that in the near future, and even well past the 2030’s, the US is likely to see a mass exodus of upper level management and at the C-suite as the Baby Boom generation journeys into retirement.  Because of this, there will be a drastic increase in the number of executive-level management positions, creating […]

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

HR Traits

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 […]

The Insurance Industry’s Need for Direct to Consumer Marketing

Insurance Direct to Consumer

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, which will create a competitive private health insurance market through the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. These State-based, competitive marketplaces, which launch in 2014, will provide millions of Americans and small businesses with “one-stop shopping” for affordable coverage. The plan is promoted as comprehensive […]

Hiring Executives for the C-Suite: Source Internally or Externally?


Hiring decisions are wrought with uncertainties. Employing the wrong person can cause minor inconveniences at the entry level, but at the CXO level, a hiring mistake can cause detrimental economic effects that leave lasting effects throughout an organization. Engaging the most crucial members of your organization is a lengthy and strategic process. To ensure the best candidates are sought after for these crucial roles, recruiters should look outside the company in addition to within.