Today’s Executives Don’t Want to Work Either - Executive Recruiter - Cowen Partners
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      Today’s Executives Don’t Want to Work Either

      You’ve heard of quiet quitting and the Great Resignation, but there’s another rising concern that companies should be aware of. A recent Workforce Institute at UKG survey found that 40% of C-suite executives plan on quitting next year.  Even more interesting is that the ones who plan to leave aren’t baby boomers nearing retirement. They’re

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      Is Your Next Executive Hire a Former College Athlete? - Sports Executive Recruiters
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      Is Your Next Executive Hire a Former College Athlete?

      Finding a suitable hire for an executive role isn’t easy. You’ll need to consider various factors, like their previous leadership experience, technical prowess, and ability to work toward strategic objectives. And even if the interview flows smoothly and the candidate looks great on paper, there’s no real way to tell whether they’ll be the right

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      What to Look for in a Turnaround Executive - Executive Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      What to Look for in a Turnaround Executive

      When a company reaches the brink of disaster, the board of directors often looks for a new CEO or CFO to step in and turn things around. Declining profits, loss of major customers, and a freefall in share price are all indicators that someone needs to step in fast or risk the company heading into

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      The Correlation Between Female Athletes & Successful Leadership - Top Executive Search Firm
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      The Correlation Between Female Athletes & Successful Leadership

      When you think of sports, you likely imagine the latest football game you watched on TV or the volleyball club you participate in every spring. However, sports offer much more than entertainment and general wellness — they’re also a precursor of leadership success, according to one recent EY study.  EY’s research shows that 94% of

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      Interim Leadership: Beneficial or a Problem in the Making? - Best Executive Recruiters
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      Interim Leadership: Beneficial or a Problem in the Making?

      Hiring the right executive to lead an organization isn’t easy. It can take months or years to find a suitable leader who possesses the skills you seek and is the right cultural fit for the company. That’s why many businesses turn to interim leaders who help fill in the gaps while looking for a long-term

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      6 M&A Challenges in 2023 - Accounting Executive Recruiters - Cowen Recruiters
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      6 M&A Challenges to Be Aware of in 2023

      M&As are attractive to companies seeking to scale or expand their organization quickly without needing to establish their own foothold in a new market.  Businesses that have already “done the work” and align well with an acquiring company’s strategy are often targets of M&A’s, especially those with attributes that reduce their monetary value, like operating

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      The Fastest-Growing C-Suite Roles in 2023 | Executive Recruiters
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      The Fastest-Growing C-Suite Roles in 2023

      LinkedIn recently posted some interesting data on the C-suite roles that are growing most rapidly. The list wasn’t full of the usual suspects, like CEOs or CFOs. Instead, the C-suite position with the highest growth was chief diversity and inclusion officer, with an astounding 168.9% increase in hires. Here are the top 10 C-suite positions

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      Starting from Scratch: The Road to the C-Suite Isn’t Definitive - Executive Origin Stories - Cowen Partners
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      Starting from Scratch: The Road to the C-Suite Isn’t Definitive

      Despite what you might think, most executives don’t follow the same path to leadership in their organizations. There is no specific school or educational program designed exclusively for C-level positions. Executives often have a breadth of experience that may not directly relate to directing a large-scale corporation or other similar enterprises. People interested in rising

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      Cowen Partners Executive Search Market Trends in 2023

      The last few years in the hiring market have been full of ups and downs and many changes to work as we know it. We’ve seen a trend toward more remote work during and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year was particularly tough for executive searches, as many companies engaged in executive

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      Knowing When to Bring in Outside Leadership for Your Family Business

      As a family business owner, you’ve likely given your heart and soul to building and running your organization.  Whether you started from scratch or inherited the company from a parent or other relative, you know the ins and outs of your operation. You might have plans to scale your business for future growth or pass

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