Creating Work Environment Rich with Diversity is about More than Checking a Box
Executive search is a business where you learn something new from every search, every interview and every client interaction; after all, we work with the most complex of all variables, people. I recently completed one of my more interesting searches, which was for a top diversity executive for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and took away quite a few insights on the importance of diversity.
Top 10 Reasons to Consider External Candidates
In that we are an executive search firm, it may seem fairly self-serving to include, in our newsletter, an article advocating external hires. The obvious truth is that our entire industry goes away if organizations quit recruiting leadership from the outside. And yet, surprisingly, internal promotions are equally critical to the success of the executive search business. We have found that it is virtually impossible to consistently recruit top talent to an organization that fails to regularly promote from within. In fact, great organizations build sophisticated and valuable succession plans that preserve and perpetuate a desired culture and give employees a sense of security, direction and personal value.