Key Considerations before Launching a Search

As you consider whether or not to launch a search for a key leadership position at your University or company I would like to encourage you to consider a few key factors:

1) Top candidates are concerned about being part of an organization that is strategically moving in the right direction so that their careers will develop and advance accordingly.

2) Hiring organizations that are forthcoming and clear about their objectives for a key leadership position “by when”—will catch the eye of top candidates.

3) Creating a job description/ position specification needs to be an inclusive exercise calling on input from the key constituencies who will benefit the most from the accomplishments of the hired candidate.

We will be glad to discuss these ideas with you if you are contemplating engaging the services of a search firm to assist you with a key search assignment.

Please feel free to comment about this posting we welcome your comments and insights.

Warm regards,

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About Keith Kulper

Keith D. Kulper is the president and founder of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC an executive search consulting firm working in the area of senior level leadership for academia and corporate innovation. We are strong advocates of nurturing the linkage between academic investigation/research and corporate innovation/full commercialization of new product solutions. We specialize in attracting proven leaders who can effectively drive transformational change. The firm operates an Advisory Board that meets annually to bring together leaders from academia and corporate innovation to help drive continuous improvement of our professional practice. We are also an investor in early stage companies. We take pride in supporting the growth and development of business and engineering schools at leading universities throughout the United States.

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