Insight Blog

2019 Q1 Navigator E-Newsletter

by Katie E. Rodgers
2019 is a pivotal time for our clients, and for our firm as well. Navigating budget constraints and the talent shortage isn't easy, but with this breakdown we find them a bit more manageable. Read more

The 3 Best Practices to Take Control of Your Career

by Katie E. Rodgers
At Helbling we approach our candidates' needs in the same manner as we do our clients: helping them decipher their strengths/weaknesses, motivations, and goals. The following best practices will help you evaluate where you are, who you want to work for, and what leadership style you want to emulate. Read more

Executive Search Case Study: Vice President of Capital Planning & Facilities

Public Library
by Katie E. Rodgers
Helbling represented a prominent non-profit cultural organization with one of the more impressive portfolios in the New York City area to secure a Vice President of Capital Planning & Facilities. In charge of developing strategic master plans for large capital projects and renovations... Read more

5 Steps to Shared Leadership Success

Chess Board
Sixty-six percent of engineering and construction companies are owned by baby boomers. With few clear options for ownership transfer, some firms are transferring leadership responsibilities to a group of people, rather than a shared individual. Here's how they're doing it. Read more

City Libraries Make Us Better By Design

by Katie E. Rodgers
Our nationís community libraries attract people from across cities and neighboring suburbs to learn and engage with one another. In order for their physical environment to encapsulate the beauty and unique bonds of our society, they adapt to current trends and apply them to their design. Read more

Modern Libraries in Higher Education ~ Functional & Cool

by Sami Barry
Many higher education institutions have built new or renovated their libraries over the last several years - taking them from quiet traditional study areas to technologically-advanced collaboration facilities. See for yourself how cool "the library" can be.... Read more

2019 Construction Outlook

by Katie E. Rodgers
The construction industry is on par for a repeat of 2018, which will mark nine years of consecutive growth in total spending. However, some of the familiar challenges we've seen over the years continue to loom over an aging industry and male-dominated workforce. Read more

5 Steps for Securing a Great Job in 2019 and some tips...

Diversity candidate at laptop
by Sami Barry
Is securing a new job one of your New Year's resolutions? As search consultants, we understand what a monumental task this can seem like. But, because we work with candidates every day in exploring opportunities with our clients, we have some tips for making it easier. Read more

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 todayís climate, more thought and strategy is necessary to attract those individuals to public organizations than ever before. Read more

Search Case Study: Senior Vice President / Director of Water for a utility contractor

Power line
by Sami Barry
Executive Search Case Study: SVP & Director of Water for a utility construction firm. This role was created to address aggressive growth strategies. The search had several complexities with the primary challenge being a limited pool of candidates who had the necessary skills and experience. Read more