Human Resources Executive Search Firm


      Human Resources Officers (HROs) are executive leaders with a broad scope of responsibilities, from workplace safety and talent acquisition to employee relations management and more. With such a range of duties, hiring the right HRO is integral not just to ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of a company’s human resources department, but to the success of the business. It can also be essential to the safe, legal, and seamless management of employees and some of a company’s most sensitive matters.executive search firm


      National Retained HR Executive Search Firm


      In the modern age, some businesses may struggle to recruit talented HROs and human resources executives, and many are starting to rely on specialized professionals who can focus on finding the best candidates.


      That’s where Cowen Partners comes in.


      We have been a leading human resources executive search firm for years. Discover the difference a team of experienced, dedicated, exceptional executive recruiters can make when recruiting for a human resources leader.


      With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we are highly effective at successfully placing exceptional candidates across several industries, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.


      Our partner-owned model guarantees that every engagement is led start to finish by experienced senior partners. Contact us to learn more.

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        Human Resources Executive Search


        At Cowen Partners, our HR recruiters have extensive experience sourcing and placing human resources executive talent across an array of industries, as well as businesses of varying sizes—from small private companies to multi-million-dollar, multi-national corporations. Our 5-star human resources headhunters are the go-to choice for firms across the nation when it’s time to source the best talent and obtain optimal value.

        Here is a look at just some of the human resources executives we have successfully placed recently:

        Chief Human Resources Officer, Private University

        Chief Human Resources Officer, $2B Bank, Washington

        Chief Communications Officer, For-profit, multistate healthcare provider

        Senior Vice President of Training, Safety and Field Staffing, Environmental, energy and industrial services company

        Vice President of Human Resources, Leading private equity firm

        Vice President of Human Resources, National service organization

        Vice President Human Resources, Manufacturer, servicer and retailer for consumer goods products

        Vice President, Human Resources, United States operation of one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies

        Division Vice President of Human Relations, Fortune 1000 global manufacturing and distribution company

        Director of Employee Relations, Major private and independent, coeducational institution

        Director of Human Resources, Global power company with generation and distribution businesses

        Director, Human Resources, Global consumer packaged goods company

        Human Relations Manager, Global consumer goods leader

        Human Resource Manager, Full-service company offering engineering, systems, and solutions for powder and liquid processing


        The Modern Chief Human Resources Officer CHRO

        Historically, human resources has garnered a reputation as a purely administrative function. Apart from the work they do in onboarding/offboarding talent and ensuring everyone toes the line, there’s often a temptation to see little else. In fact, some go so far as to tag HR as “the complaints department” and no more.

        Unsurprisingly, this view tends to detract from the premium placed on the work that HR does and the value of its personnel. For context, a survey by HR tech firm, Namely, found that, out of 1,000 midsize organizations surveyed, just 7% had a C-level HR executive. Worse, when asked what departments they felt were most valuable to their organization, CEOs ranked HR in ninth place, according to research from McKinsey and Conference Board.

        Yet, the imperative for proactive, multi-dimensional recruitment and talent management is only increasing. As we are seeing, the human resource is emerging front and center as a critical concern for organizations, and the majority of CEOs now see attracting and retaining talent as a top challenge.

        Considering this, it may be time to rethink these dated perceptions about the HR function and what it brings to organizations, as well as the role that a Chief Human Resources Officer plays in unlocking this value.

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        Our hands-on executive recruiters have experience working with private, public, pre-IPO, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million in revenue to Fortune 1000’s or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite – CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, and include vice presidentgeneral counsel, and other director-level leadership roles.


        Check out our industry-leading resources to see why Cowen Partners is a 5-star human resources executive search firm in Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond:

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