Archive for the ‘Client Service’ Category

This Note is for You

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Want something short and enjoyable to read with your morning coffee?  A quick pit stop from the NASCAR of your day? Susan at SGES wanted to connect and entertain but in a fraction of what it takes to read the headlines in the WSJ or the usual industry newsletter.  A few paragraphs that you can digest in a few sips.  As most entrepreneurs, she realized that her attention span was getting shorter, particularly with the amount of information she has to read everyday, increasing.  She didn’t have time to read multi-page cover-letters, resumes, newsletters… So she took to crafting email blasts that she would like to receive: short, fun, timely and to the point. Hopefully, a way to stay in touch that would be appreciated (therefore no mention of our accomplishments or placements).  The emails are written for the reader.  They will arrive periodically with no set schedule.  We hope they will be a welcome addition to your workday.

How Millennials are Changing the Workplace: Panel

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting

After coaching, recruiting, advising, and hiring Millennials and clients who work with them, SGES was inspired to do two things: Susan co-authored a book (and workbook) on leadership geared toward Millennials, “Leadership in Wonderland” and developed a discussion panel about working with Millennials, approaching a partner in employment law at Frankfurt Kurnit to host the event.

The panel discussion, “Millennial Talent: Hiring, Retaining and Working With Your Company’s Future Leaders”, will be held on June 3, 2015 at Frankfurt Kurnit’s offices, 488 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor. The event starts at 6PM. The panel will include two Millennials: Amy Wu, CFO and COO of Newscred and Brendan Spain, US Commercial Director and Global Client Relationship Director of Financial Times, Gavin McElroy, an employment and compensation specialist and Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit, and culture and employment specialist, Susan Goldberg, founder of SGES.

We are so excited about the event. Please join us. We expect a lively and informative discussion, and a packed room. RSVP to rsvp@fkks.com before May 11.

All About Non-Competes & Restrictive Covenants

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

After speaking with experienced professionals and learning there are a lot of thoughts floating in and out of conversation about non-compete agreements that just aren’t true, Susan was given a chance to write a blog for the retained search association’s professional organization, the AESC (www.aesc.org) and a database it sponsors, BlueSteps.  She thought it was the perfect topic to cover to clear up some of the misinformation.  And with the help of a fantastically knowledgeable labor and employment attorney, James Prusinowski of Trimboli & Prusinowski, she was able to collect and verify the information for the written piece.  Want to know if what you were saying or thinking, and what you had previously heard,  is or isn’t true?  For instance, is a non-compete really only a concern when you are considering a new position with a new employer?  Please read on:   https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/non-compete-agreement

 

Adding Value for Your Clients

Monday, May 5th, 2014

What added value do you bring to your clients? 

Susan offers examples of services that she has provided to clients above and beyond the recruitment and placement of a candidate.  Why?  As a consulting partner Susan wants to be able to add value, which is what clients expect from a retained search firm, and what makes it different from a contingency firm or an internal staffing department.  It also explains why the firm limits its search projects to a maximum of four consulting assignments at any one time.

Most recently, for example,

 For a media client she:

  • Kept them from making a hiring mistake on a potential candidate who the client was looking at for an alternative position,  (not the original position the candidate had interviewed for), who Susan knew wasn’t “up to” the position and confirmed that suspicion through reference checking.
  • Garnered outside legal advice for a client as a specialist legal opinion
  • Made introductions to industry leaders who were not candidates but could possibly bring business to the client and industry insight as to the next trends and ideas arising in the marketplace.
  • Found qualified and desirable candidates in a week’s time

For a private equity client she:

  • Made introductions to people who had potential new investment deals, some could be deemed possible candidates in the near or long term
  • Make introductions for well connected professionals, who were not potential candidates,  who could steer the client toward possible investment deals

What would you like your search firm to provide that they currently don’t?   We’d love to hear from you.  Please let us know how we can make a difference to your business.