The AESC, Association of Executive Search Consultants, runs timely tweetchats (Twitter chats) on topics of interest for potential executive candidates, HR departments, and corporate clients (#ExecCareer). Susan participated in two: One on Tuesday, August 26th on “Executive Level Business Development/Sales Careers” and on Tuesday, October 21st on “working with an executive search firm as a source or potential candidate”. Fun and challenging to keep the discussion within the twitter letter limits and also for the technology to work at the same speed for everyone involved. It’s exciting to have interactive communication and answer immediate questions as they arise. SGES is always willing to try something new. What topics would you like to see covered by SGES in a tweetchat?
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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.
Susan was honored to be asked by the retained executive search industry association, the AESC, of which she and her firm are members, to be a participant in a webinar sponsored by the professional association. The webinar is entitled, “5 Strategies for Navigating Executive Search” and will be hosted and moderated by Peter Felix, the President of the AESC. It will also include: Stephanie Tan of Heidrick and Struggles (Menlo Park), Jose Ruiz, CEO of Alder Koten, and Andrew Kris, founding Partner of Borderless Executive Search. It takes place from 12 noon to 1 PM EST on Thursday, January 23. The hour long webinar will include topics such as how to approach a retained search consultant, how to get noticed by a search firm, how to create a relationship with a search consultant, and what search consultants are looking for. Please tune in. Thank you to participants, the AESC, Lisa Marsh and the panel for making this exciting event happen. For additional information please contact Lisa Marsh, Marketing Associate, at the AESC: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.