Publications

Gen Y And Gen X Are Leaving The Building – The Great Quit And You

Gen Y And Gen X Are Leaving The Building – The Great Quit And You

I recently spoke to a senior candidate competing for a global role in the manufacturing industry. He was telling me that he considers himself a “slasher”! I learned that this is someone who has a principal job, ”/”, and one or more secondary jobs like a Consultant or a Blogger. He is hoping he can eventually piece together a living.

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Sure, Diverse Leadership Teams Perform Better. But How Do We Make Them?

Sure, Diverse Leadership Teams Perform Better. But How Do We Make Them?

Not too long ago, I received a mandate to search for a vice president in the retail industry from a client who is very affirmative about diversity and equality. I thought, Great! Let’s go! But then, I asked my client, “Hold on, what do you mean exactly by diversity, and who qualifies as diverse for you?” It is a fair question, considering that we were looking at an...

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COVID Changed How We, Recruiters, Work. It Is Changing How And Who We Hire Too.

COVID Changed How We, Recruiters, Work. It Is Changing How And Who We Hire Too.

At the end of last year, I searched for a new Head of HR for a global client based in Germany. I sourced, screened, interviewed, and presented a short list. A very qualified female candidate was selected by the client. Throughout the entire process I did not physically meet with any of the candidates nor with the client! I still have yet to meet this wonderful woman...

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The Zen Of Making Luck In Business

The Zen Of Making Luck In Business

We could all use a little luck right now, couldn’t we? It is cliche at this point to throw more shade on 2020 for all the bad things it has brought our way. I will spare you that. Instead, I would like to share with you how you can play an active role in bringing success to your team, your community, and yourself - in any business climate. First, let’s go back to...

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Givers And Takers In The World Of Executive Search

Givers And Takers In The World Of Executive Search

Occasionally, as an equity Partner of Robertson Associates, I enter into strategic discussions with leaders from larger, corporate competitors, who are interested in acquiring the company. It is the way of business. Successful small fish with a great book of business that have carved out a healthy niche for themselves (that’s my sales pitch 🙂 are attractive bait for the large corporation that relies on growth for survival.

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