Monthly Archives: March 2012
Is your university or college getting ready to initiate a search for a new Dean of your business school?
Now is the time to consider a few points that will make the search process flow well and result in the right candidate being hired.
1. Think long and hard about the key performance indicators of the job.
We are currently working on several searches involving leaders for innovation, research and development. While it is still a buyer’s market for most hiring companies and universities, finding the right hired candidate for a key R&D and Innovation position is perhaps one of the greatest challenges. The hiring candidate needs to have the right blend of technical training and practical problem solving abilities as well as people management skills.
For our corporate clients and universities alike with a bent towards innovation there is no time like right now to be working on attracting the right R&D leaders. The economy is building up a real head of steam but it has a long run ahead—-rates are forecasted to remain low for 2 more years! What are you waiting for? Ready–aim–hire!
As we enter the last month of the first quarter of 2012, I would like to say:”if you are thinking about looking for a new opportunity or seeking to hire right leaders the time is just right”. We have seen quite a few hiring and firing cycles over the past 15 years and as the economy continues to swing in the right direction the time for organizations to hire and individuals to seek career development/advancement through a job change could not be better right now. I think that this periond will last for a while—maybe two years or so, before organizations start to get into a hiring frenzy which will signal the end of the rush. Yes, it is going to get a lot better for individuals seeking to improve their careers during the next 12-24 months, for organizations endeavoring to achieve competitive advantage —-and of course, the overall economy as well.