Executive Search Academy - April 2016, NY
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Executive Search Academy - April 2016, 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.

4/21/2016 to 4/22/2016
When: 04-21-2016
8:00 am breakfast
Where: Cornell Club of New York
6 East 44th Street
New York, New York  10017
United States
Presenter: Simon Mullins
Contact: Simon Mullins

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Thursday, April 21


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


10am            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 view of how talent is identified and reeled in at search firms and by in-house search teams.

          Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX


12pm                      Lunch


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


2:15pm         Break


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


10:45am       Break


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