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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

Mid-Career Candidates: Taking the Next Leap

Mid-Career Candidates: Taking the Next Leap

Helbling consultants Jim Lord, Wendy Zang, and Marc Datz weigh in on making a mid-career change - it isn't too late to land that job you've always wanted! It actually may be just the right time! 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

Real Estate Megaprojects Changing the Boston Skyline

Real Estate Megaprojects Changing the Boston Skyline

The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved nearly $7B in new development in 2018, and megaprojects are starting to take shape. Not only are these developments changing the skyline, but they're upping the city's game in the U.S. commercial real estate market. Read more

APPA's Conference to Cover Pressing Facilities Topics

APPA's Conference to Cover Pressing Facilities Topics

APPA will hold its 2019 annual conference in Denver next month. Helbling's Wes Miller will be attending and is looking forward to listening to what industry leaders have to say about the pressing issues in the sector, including those related to recruitment, talent, and leadership development. Read more

4 Steps to a More Productive Job Posting Strategy

4 Steps to a More Productive Job Posting Strategy

It takes time and collaboration to develop or simply refine a position description, not to mention the effort it takes to recruit the right person. Your job posting plan is a big part of a successful hiring process, so here are 4 easy steps you can implement today to see results next week. Read more

Transitioning to a New Facilities Lead

Transitioning to a New Facilities Lead

It's common for leaders in facilities management to have had significantly long tenures at their respective institutions. When these individuals retire, you may want to consider a "passing the torch" transition period. Read more