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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 […]


The Insurance Industry’s Need for Direct to Consumer Marketing

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.


The Insurance Industry’s Makeover

The image today’s insurance industry portrays is changing, for the better. In recent years, insurance has been perceived as unattractive, behind the times, and as an industry offering little in terms of career development. That image has been shifting as more and more media attention has been given to the general insurance industry. The perception […]


The Chief Diversity Officer and Why You Need One

The C-Suite is getting bigger.  Recently, the Wall Street Journal published the article Firms Hail New Chiefs (of Diversity).  As it’s fittingly articulated in the WSJ piece, 60% of the Fortune 500 has a Chief Diversity Officer or Diversity leadership position.  As recently as ten years ago, the thought of a dedicated Diversity leadership role […]