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Katie E. Rodgers

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

6 Most Common Reasons to Retain a Search Firm

Dice
by Katie E. Rodgers
Over the last 25 years, there are 6 reasons (we’ve noticed) that have become most common for retaining a search firm that may provide you and your organization with beneficial insight for making a decision either way. Read more

Engaging Diverse Workforce Generations

Meeting
by Katie E. Rodgers
Understand how your organization can meet the challenges of integrating diverse attitudes in the workplace by taking a closer look at the strengths, weaknesses, characteristics, and motivations of each generation. Read more

2018 Construction Outlook

2018
by Katie E. Rodgers
This is the time of year when we take the time to reflect on wins and losses, and lessons learned, and how we can apply these experiences to improving our organizations for the new year. Helbling takes a close look at 2017's construction activity and what can be expected in 2018. Read more

Diversity Is Just the Beginning

Workplace Diversity
by Katie E. Rodgers
If your organization is lagging in its diversity initiatives, it’s probably going to have challenges when recruiting talented employees. Assuming that we could all do better, consider these three steps to get you to diversity and inclusion, which are key components of a recruitment process. Read more

The Evolution of the University Planner

Campus map
by Katie E. Rodgers
It’s one thing to have someone who can assess building usage and mitigate expenditures; it’s another to have someone who can plan, organize, and even redistribute space in a way that enhances your institution’s learning experience and integrates its culture. Introducing the new university planner. Read more

Crafting a Positive Job Candidate Journey

Recruitment wordgram
by Katie E. Rodgers
Negative experiences of candidates during a recruitment process can impact an organization’s brand. As search consultants, we understand this first-hand and offer simple suggestions for developing and ensuring a positive job candidate journey. Read more

Columbia University + 10 Hudson Yards Projects Receive ENR Recognition

Columbia University Jerome L. Greene Science Center
by Katie E. Rodgers
A glimpse of ENR New York's best projects: Columbia University's Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Boston Consulting Group's 10 Hudson Yards. Read more