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5 Ways to Make a Newly Created Role a Success

5 Ways to Make a Newly Created Role a Success

Creating a new role presents an organization the opportunity to restructure and adopt a new outlook. It presents candidates the opportunity to make an impact. Our search consultants offer five suggestions to those recruiting for, or pursuing, a newly created role. Read more

Personality Testing: Proceed with Caution

Personality Testing: Proceed with Caution

Personality tests can help organizations predict how different types of people will interact. They can also identify employee strengths and workplace challenges. Still, there are enough disadvantages of personality testing that it is not recommended for making hiring decisions. Read more

Search Case Study: Vice President of Facilities & Campus Services

Search Case Study: Vice President of Facilities & Campus Services

An Ivy League research institution and long-term partner of Helbling was looking to secure a Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services to advance their facilities and utilities maintenance program through a more operationally-driven, sophisticated, long-term strategy and master plan. Read more

Keeping Score: Using a Hiring Rubric

Keeping Score: Using a Hiring Rubric

Use a hiring rubric to bring objectivity to the search process. View examples of applicant screening and interview rubrics! Read more

Chairing a Search Committee in Higher Education

Chairing a Search Committee in Higher Education

Are you part of a search committee at your college or university? Do you know someone who is? Review our expert's Top 9 suggestions on what the best committee chairs do! Read more

Vetting Executive Search Firms and Questions to Ask

Vetting Executive Search Firms and Questions to Ask

Retaining a search firm to find a key professional is a big decision. After all, it's a significant investment of time and money. What should you be asking when vetting prospective firms? Read more

Search Case Study: Director of Facilities for La Salle College High School

Search Case Study: Director of Facilities for La Salle College High School

Working with the school's President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and others, we developed a strategy that identified talent from academic institutions, healthcare systems, and corporate campuses. Read more

Executive Search Case Study: Chief Administrative Officer

Executive Search Case Study: Chief Administrative Officer

We represented a top-10, multi-billion dollar construction firm, and long-term client to secure a Chief Administrative Officer. This new C-Suite role encompasses human resources, information technology, safety, risk management, legal services, and compliance. Read more

How To Find Executive Search Firms and Consultants

How To Find Executive Search Firms and Consultants

Whether you need to retain an executive search firm for a specific talent need or you're a candidate looking for a new opportunity, try these techniques to find the most qualified and experienced firms and consultants (headhunters) in your industry. Read more

Search Case Study: Vice President, Sector Leader - Life Sciences & Higher Education

Search Case Study: Vice President, Sector Leader - Life Sciences & Higher Education

After working with a management consultant, our long-term client created the role of Vice President, Sector Leader to enhance its growth within the Life Sciences and Higher Education sectors. Read more