8am Continental breakfast
8:30am How to Manage Search Activity & Improve Executive Hiring Effectiveness
We explore the evolution of executive recruiting, the challenges of competing for leadership talent and what kinds of corporate initiatives have been successful in managing search activity and improving hiring effectiveness. This includes the business case for an executive recruiting program and how to educate key players in your organization on their roles in making it work.
Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX, with some ‘virtual assistance’ from David Lord, Founder, ESIX
10:15am The Search Process
Anatomy of an executive search engagement - what really happens - and what hiring organizations need to know to make searches succeed. Here we take a detailed look at recruiting tactics and processes: a fundamental view of how talent is identified and reeled in at search firms and by in-house search teams.
Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX
1pm Candidate Assessment
We discuss tactics and resources for the all-important task of evaluating executive candidates: what works and what is practical. And we engage in an interactive learning session with professionals from a leading assessment firm.
Guest: Thor Mann, Partner, gHSMART
2:30pm Selecting and Engaging Executive Search Consultants
How to find the right one and negotiate terms of engagement that will insure success. This section includes a variety of tools and performance measures that companies can adopt to support their search management initiatives.
Guest: Nancie Whitehouse, Principal, Whitehouse Advisors
4pm Adjourn … and join us for a social hour
Connect with your peers in a social setting - where some of the best conversations among participants take place.
Friday, April 22
8am Continental breakfast
8:30am Business Issues, Ethics & Search Firm Relations
We delve into issues of ethics and good business practices in the unregulated world of executive search and discuss how to spot and fix unhealthy situations.
9:30am Case Study in Direct Executive Search: To PepsiCo from Pfizer
Greg describes his journey of taking what he had learned creating an in-house function from scratch at Pfizer and adding that experience to an already-created foundation at PepsiCo, to take it to the next level. Also in this session: What Corporate Executive Recruiters Need to Know About Compensation.
Guest: Greg Noorigian, Sr Dir Global Exec Talent Acquisition, PepsiCo
11am Case Study in Direct Executive Search: NBCUniversal
Over a relatively short period of time, NBCUniversal has built an executive recruiting capability that is a leading example of how to establish and build an in-house team. Here we learn about the tremendous contribution such a team can make at a large company.
Guest: Joerg Ziegler, VP Executive Search, NBCUniversal
12:30pm Lunch and Discussion
1:30 pm Adjourn