Is retained executive search consulting all about simply filling an executive level position? No. If it were any internal staffing professional could make a transaction and fill a position. Retained executive search is built upon relationships, advising, accumulating and sharing knowledge. It’s not about transactions. A good search consultant will be a strong advocate, marketer and advisor to their clients and to the candidates. Besides all that, most good search consultant’s nature is all about the desire to be at the forefront of making deals happen in the bigger picture of business: beyond placing the right executive for a client, other contributions may include referring contacts to create direct business relationships and business sources for leads; advising on hiring, building an organization or team; or, negotiating a new contract for a new or continuing position. An update on the retained executive search industry was written by Julie Bennett and published within the Marketplace section of Wednesday, October 2nd’s Wall Street Journal. Susan of SGES was interviewed for that article. It included additional thoughts about the industry from Susan, the President of the AESC (the industry’s association) Peter Felix, and a couple of other search consultants. You can read it at: https://members.aesc.org/eweb/Dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=SearchWireArticle&wps_key=f42f0d8f-0e23-42f4-9188-3fb16e3c8d2d
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Are you up for it? You’re invited to witness a new blog: Susan Goldberg from SGES co-launched a new blog, The Wonderland Odyssey. It is being used in conjunction with the co-authoring of a business book, “The Wonderland Odyssey, Turning Leadership on its Hat” by Susan and Rebecca Lacy from Pinnacle Management Group. Susan and Rebecca met through a mutual contact via linkedin and have been working on the book for a year. What started out as sharing business experiences and giving support in the consulting professions (executive search consulting and training) became a discovery of mutual passions, views, compatible personality traits and values. One of the results of this relationship, besides making business introductions and offering leads, was a driving force to write a book. The work is an unconventional business book from two unconventional business consultants: one in New York City, the other in the countryside of St. Louis. It is a business book for anyone who wants to learn about leadership, running and managing a business, entrepreneurialism, working with others, selfknowledge, self assessment, and personal development, but can’t abide reading any business book from cover to cover because it never holds your interest. Want something different? You can read about, follow and join the whole experience on the blog: http://wonderlandodyssey.com/
SGES is delighted to announce that we are in good company on Lighthouse International’s website. We were told by the Chief External Affairs Officer, Barbara Gyde, that our company became listed this month on Lighthouse’s official site, www.lighthouse.org, among other well known companies, Givaudan, the global fragrance and flavor company, and Goldman Sachs, the international financial services giant. We are mentioned in the “Meet Our Partners’ section of the site. Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting has pledged to support the non-profit in any way we can. We hope you will join us. Please visit www.lighthouse.org to see how you can donate your efforts toward helping the blind and those with low vision.
From the previous clues, “pay attention to the key words on the home page” and “an organization that fits with our message and branding”, which non-profit would you have chosen for SGES to support? With any familiarity with our company, or one read through of our website, this one would have been at the top of your list. SGES is thrilled to announce the support of our new non-profit of choice : Lighthouse, officially Lighthouse International.
Lighthouse, a non-profit that is based in Manhattan, was started by two women, whose mission was to help the blind. Since that time, the organization has grown substantially to offer a full range of services aimed at improving the quality of life for people who have low vision and blindness.
Lighthouse was an appealling choice because its headquarters was in our hometown, it was started by women and it focused all its work on sight, a recurring theme related to our work and our brand. SGES pledges to support the organization financially, also hoping to spread the word about the wonderful organization so that its marketing and its services can reach more people. You can read additional information about Lighthouse by visiting its website, www.lighthouse.org and learn more about SGES view about giving back and its dedication to Lighthouse by visiting the “giving back” section of our website: www.susangoldbergsearch.com/givingback.php . You can also follow Lighthouse on Twitter at @lighthouseintl and at Facebook at Lighthouse International. We hope you will help us support this wonderful non-profit.
With recent stock market gains and with the latest media craze of articles pointing toward a brighter economic future, Rick Newman in www.usnews.com tackles the subject of how to invest and how to reinvigorate your career - now, before opportunities pass. “It’s time for gun-shy consumers to take more risks”. Susan Goldberg was interviewed for the career portion of the article and offers some suggestions for those who are currently employed and those who are looking for work. Susan of SGES, recommends considering smaller companies, freshening your skills, and if you are employed, be ready to receive a counteroffer from your current company. To view the complete article in www.usnews.com please click on http://www.usnews.com/blogs/rick-newman/2012/3/12/how-to-cash-in-on-the-economic-recovery.html
SGES thanks Rick for the coverage. We hope you will also read additional posts written by Rick Newman at the same link.