Executive Search Academy - April 2018, NY
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Executive Search Academy - April 2018, NY

The Executive Search Academy addresses best practices in managing executive recruiting, based on 20 years of research among leading corporations. In each segment we draw on this research, participants discuss their challenges, and in several cases we include discussion with an authority on the topic.

4/19/2018 to 4/20/2018
When: April 19-20, 2018
8:00 am breakfast
Where: The Oak Room, The Algonquin Hotel
59 West 44th Street
New York, New York  10036
United States
Presenter: Simon Mullins
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Executive Search Academy

Founded 2004     27th Session

The Algonquin Hotel

April 19-20, 2018


The Executive Search Academy addresses best practices in managing executive recruiting, based on 20+ years of research among leading corporations. In each segment, we draw on this research, participants discuss their challenges, and in some cases we include discussion with an authority on the topic.

Thursday, April 19th

8.00am                        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

10.00am          Break

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 overview of how talent is identified and reeled in at search firms and by in-house search teams. Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

12.00pm         Lunch & Discussion

1.00pm            Candidate Assessment

We discuss tactics and resources for the all-important task of evaluating executive candidates: what works and what is practical, and engage in an interactive learning session with an expert who has spent 18 years selecting and developing executive leaders for clients such as Starbucks, Hilton Hotels and Capgemini. His company’s candidate assessment systems are used by a number of boutique and global executive search firms as well as corporations around the world. Guest: Charlie Atkinson, CEO, HFI

2:15pm           Break

2:30pm            Client Management

Managing the client, the hiring team, and the interview team takes some courage and ideally some experience – after all, these are very senior executives that we are dealing with.  However, there are some skills and tools that one can use to make sure that we’re in control of the situation, and to make sure this delicate process goes as smoothly as possible. Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

 4.00pm           Adjourn for the day … 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 20th

8.00am                        Continental breakfast

8:30am            Participant Roundtable

In this segment, we delve into any questions brought to the table from the prior day’s discussions, as well as collectively dig into challenges that participants are currently having and upon which they would like some group insight.

9:30am            Case Study in Brand Building: Axis Capital

Building a function for an entrepreneurial organization from the ground up is not an easy task and connecting with and reaching candidates with a relatively new brand makes it doubly so. Andrew is building a broad TA function in his new role at Axis Capital to include senior-level hiring, and will share with us what he has learned around starting from scratch, and how he is approaching things differently now that he is starting with a clean sheet.
Guest: Andrew Darby, VP Executive Search, Axis Capital

10:30am                      Break

11.00am          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 a global function. Here we learn about the tremendous contribution such a team can make at a large company, what the function looks like at scale, and hear Joerg’s plans for continued global growth. Guest: Joerg Ziegler, VP Executive Search, NBCUniversal

12:00pm                      Lunch and Discussion

12.45pm          Case Study in Direct Executive Search: Johnson & Johnson

Bertrand Kimper describes his journey of building J&J’s in-house function from a small operation to a multi-function team, while simultaneously building the internal brand with his company’s executive leadership. He will share the lessons learned along the way and the plans to further innovate and evolve the function in an ever-changing environment. Guest: Bertrand Kimper, Global Head of Executive Search, Johnson & Johnson

1:45pm                        Break

2:00pm            What’s Next for The Function?

We discuss a few ideas that are already out there, or maybe just ‘out there’, and participants will share what innovations they are seeing – or would like to see – as the function grows in maturity and responds to changes in the talent market.

Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

2:30pm                        Adjourn

Note: This agenda and the speakers could potentially change due to circumstances outside of our control.