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Special Edition: Online Higher Education Growth & Impact
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February 19, 2014
KULPER & COMPANY….where academia meets corporate innovation
Our firm focuses on completing senior level search assignments for universities and companies. We enthusiastically work at the intersection of universities that create new knowledge through their research efforts and with companies that operate at the forefront of innovation. We are retained search firm; we work exclusively on search assignments for our clients—the hiring organization—to help qualify and attract proven talent who will drive the growth and development of your company or university. We strive to continually improve every element of our service capability and take pride in listening and the responding in creative and highly individualized ways to best serve our clients.
KULPER & COMPANY is studying online higher education in an effort to better serve our university prospects and clients. The effort is concentrating on discovering which universities among our client and prospect groups are leading the way and which may have work to do. As part of this effort we are studying which universities are creating the best outcomes from their online education effort in terms of student enrollment, profitability and other factors. We are also seeking to identify which VPs, Deans and Directors of online education are the top thought leaders showing the way for others and helping to move university development and growth forward.
Red Tail Hawk gliding high above….and higher!
At the end of 2012 things were a bit uncertain but at that time we knew that 2013 was looking like it could be a great year for our business and the US economy as a whole. We had a friends luncheon in early January and the talk turned to the outlook for the year ahead. People love to be negative in their outlook—what’s to lose if you are wrong, right? At that luncheon I spoke up and said that I thought the year ahead looked fantastic—one scoffed—one bet me and another ordered pizza.
HSZ MEDIA published an article today relative to the search KULPER & COMPANY is conducting for a new Vice Provost for Research for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Our firm is one of the best in providing executive search consulting for academic and corporate search hiring needs. Because we are frequently asked about our Academic Search experience I thought it would be helpful to discuss it in my blog.
We focus on attracting transformational leaders who can step into Provost, VPAA, Dean and VP positions at leading research universities and drive growth and development. We are very experienced in completing Business & Engineering Dean, VP Research, Sponsored Grants Administration and senior faculty/chaired professorship searches.
Our corporate clients benefit from our academic search experience in that we are often able to connect them with top research university principal investigators to help with their product innovation initiatives.
With Thanksgiving, the presidential election and Hurricane Sandy all behind us and the hoped for positive resolution of “fiscal cliff” deliberations forthcoming in December, 2013 appears to be shaping up as a real “Lucky Thirteen” year for the US and Global economies. The secular decline in residential real estate values appears to have ended and because mortgage rates will remain low for most if not all of 2013, could we be set for break-away economic growth? We were taught many years ago in business school that it is important for executives to have a view of the direction of interest rates but are there any reliable ways to do that?
As many executives know, hiring is always a challenging matter for organizations. Getting the” right people on the bus”, to quote Good to Great, author Jim Collins, is job #1 for any CEO, University president or EVP seeking to grow, develop and bring long-lasting transformational change to their organizations.
Since the beginning of September, our phone has been ringing from clients and prospects wishing to explore engaging our firm to help them attract the right leaders for their organizations. We think this development is worth sharing with readers of our blog and friends of KULPER & COMPANY because our business tends to be a leading economic indicator for the broader economy.
When search firms are particularly active it means that companies and universities are serious about stimulating their growth and development by attracting new leadership talent for key positions. Often this does not mean simply replacing an existing leader due to retirement or for other reasons; rather it is because the organization wants to expand and grow in a sustainable manner. The positions we are asked to assist in filling are often completely new jobs… perhaps the truest indicator of an expanding economy if there is one since increasing organization headcount involves such a long-term expense.
Smart board members and trustees like to have an executive search firm involved because it helps to expand the reach of the hiring effort; so do the best presidents, CEOs and EVPs. Use of their executive/administrative network to fill key positions, while convenient and seemingly cost effective, can be less than optimal since the candidate pool may exclude too many potential “A” level candidates since if candidate outreach is limited, it stands to reason that fewer “A” level candidates will become aware of the opportunity. A professional, comprehensive approach not only increases the odds of hiring success but also provides invaluable market intelligence resulting from a thorough review of the candidate channel.
Effective executive search consulting involves a comprehensive approach that broadcasts and markets the hiring need in a compelling and professional manner to “A” level candidates who potentially will be perfect for the role.
As the third quarter economic results are reported in the weeks ahead we believe that the numbers will reflect a solid uptick in growth and point to continued economic expansion. What is more important to your organization…a quick solution that might be less than satisfactory or a great hiring match that will likely result in helping achieve the long-term growth and development objectives of your organization?
This is a favorite topic for us here at KULPER & COMPANY because we not only want new business but also the right clients. But, how do you know if we would be the right search firm for your needs.