The Trends Collection

The Trends Collection features blog posts tracking the latest trends in executive search, diversity, succession as well as larger economic and technology trends that touch us all. Technology is transforming how we do our work at the speed of light. That change, in turn, is creating white-hot needs for new kinds of leadership talent. Founder and CEO Krista Bradford tracks tech trends here and the impact those trends have on Human Capital.

Headhunter Beats LinkedIn

 Headhunter Beats LinkedIn in Google TrendsNearly twice as many people type the keyword "Headhunter" into the search as they do for the "LinkedIn Recruiter" platform.  If I were asked to interpret the data, I'd say it suggests companies still need headhunters to do...

How to Tell If Your Company Is Ready for AI

Is Your Company Ready for AI?Is your company ready for AI? It seems a simple enough question about Artificial Intelligence. To determine if you're ready for AI, all you need do is look back to the dawn of the Internet era for the answer. Back then, most retailers were...

VC Fred Wilson Warns Greed Isn’t Good

Venture Capitalist Warns Greed Isn't Good VC Fred Wilson has written a piece in his blog entitled Greed isn't Good when you'd expect someone who regularly deals in millions and billions of dollars to say quite the opposite.  I find that refreshing. A Lesson in...

Mr. Robot and the Hackers We Recruit

Mr. Robot and the Hackers We Recruit As a technology search firm, we have had the opportunity to recruit luminaries who have experimented with hacking. Some even do it for a living, to make our connected systems more secure. However, few people outside the technology...

Recovery Is No Longer Jobless

Recovery No Longer Jobless Let’s face it: This has been a long, slow, jobless economic recovery. We have noticed it in the executive search and recruiting industry. Ever since America’s economic downturn reached its nadir, economists -- the optimistic ones,...

2018 Demand for Advertising Executives

2018 Demand for Advertising Executives The 2018 Demand for Advertising executives is expected to remain stable in 2018, that according to new research from The Creative Group. Three-quarters of the ad agencies surveyed plan to maintain current levels, while on-out-of...

Top Digital Talent Key to Survival

Top Digital Talent Key to Survival The New York Times has an urgent need for top digital talent. According to a leaked internal report, it is "winning at journalism", but losing readers at an alarming rate. The  New York Times has seen readership "fall significantly"...

Occupy Wall Street: Preoccupied Recruiters

Occupy Wall Street: Preoccupied Recruiters Whenever there is a market dip with round after round of layoffs, executive recruiters serve on the front lines.  That's what we do. We bare witness to the devastation that downsizing brings. During Occupy Wall Street, we...

How to Lower the Unemployment Rate to 1.6%

How to Lower Unemployment Sir Richard Branson has an intriguing idea on how to lower unemployment to a rate of 1.6%. Branson claim we can lower unemployment in three easy steps: Talk to the 10-20% of the workforce who want to work less. Let them. Then give those hours...

Startups Are Not Just For Technologists

Startups Are Not Just For Technologists Startups are more focused on sales and marketing and less on coders these days, according to Mark Birch of Birch Ventures.  The NYC entrepreneur and investor has pointed out in a recent blog post entitled "Don't Look to Tech...

Most Workers Want to Leave

Most Workers Want to Leave The vast majority of workers (71% Percent) are actively looking for a new job. That according to a survey by the nonprofit group Mental Health America and the Faas Foundation. That means most workers want to leave -- nearly three out of...

Unethical CEOs Under Fire

Unethical CEOs Under Fire Unethical CEOs are not getting away with abuses of power as much as they used to before. That according to a study by Strategy& on CEO accountability. PWC's Strategy& reports that CEOs involved in fraud, bribery, insider trading,...

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