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Katie E. Rodgers

Branding and Recruiting Go Hand-in-Hand: Especially for Public Agencies

by Katie E. Rodgers
Government branding has made its way into state and local agencies. Public entities have long known the benefits of hiring candidates from the private sector, and in today’s climate, more thought and strategy is necessary to attract those individuals to public organizations than ever before. Read more

Not All Career Moves Are About Money

by Katie E. Rodgers
Helbling executive search consultants analyze candidate motivations to strategize better recruitment and retention practices for their clients. Consider the following options when competing with salaries in the marketplace proves difficult and you're looking to attract and secure top talent. Read more

A Recruiter's Perspective on Women in Construction

by Katie E. Rodgers
Recently, we sponsored the 2018 Women in Construction (WiC) event in Washington, DC. Consultants Tom Dunn and Wendy Zang participated in the event that brought top-notch speakers and a diverse audience aimed at increasing visibility and mentorship for women of all ages. This was their experience. Read more

What Does It Take to be a Successful Recruiter?

Suits
by Katie E. Rodgers
What it is like to be an executive recruiter? The recruiter role requires a very curious, determined, competitive, and unique personality. Not everyone realizes what makes our recruiters successful; it takes a lot more than sifting through a database of candidate resumes. Read more

Expansion and Integration: The Theme of This Year's ENR New England Best Projects Winners

Vermont's Brattleboro Bridge
by Katie E. Rodgers
From planning and design to construction and completion, the New England projects that received ENR accolades this year were meticulously planned and built. Check out a few of Helbling's favorites... Read more

Search Case Study: Senior Director, Architecture & Planning for a Health System

hospital lobby
by Katie E. Rodgers
Helbling Executive Search Case Study: Senior Director, Architecture & Planning for a prominent health system, which is consistently ranked as one of the top ten healthcare systems in the U.S. Read more

As Sure as the Leaves are Changing, So is Grounds and Maintenance

College clock tower
by Katie E. Rodgers
The competitive nature of academia pushes the look, feel, and safety of a campus to the forefront, attracting more students, researchers, entertainment, athletic departments, and, ultimately, funding. Many universities are seeking improvements to their grounds and finding talented professionals... Read more

Management Style is the Crux to Design & Construction Team Success

Crane and skyscraper
by Katie E. Rodgers
In the construction and development world, many factors can impact the type of manager who will most effectively lead a design and construction team, such as: new techniques and technologies, short- and long-term initiatives and goals, department transitions and restructuring, and internal culture. Read more

Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division of a university

Physical Plant
by Katie E. Rodgers
Executive Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division for a Southeast research university. Helbling worked closely with a repeat client, one of the nation’s leading research institutions, to secure an AVP for its Physical Plant Division. The selected candidate directs Read more

Kids as Headhunters: Putting the Curiosity in Recruitment

Helbling & Associates' kids of team members
by Katie E. Rodgers
When “Take Your Child to Work Day” is at an executive search firm, you put the kids to work! Find out what happens when the kids get to ask the questions… Read more