Executive Search Academy - April 2017, NY
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Executive Search Academy - April 2017, 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.

4/6/2017 to 4/7/2017
When: 04-06-2017
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 6

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 & Discussion

1pm                  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 draws on his exceptional experience both in consulting and in corporate, including at Amazon, Microsoft, PDI & Accenture.

Guest: Robert Schmieder, Principal, Schmieder Consulting, LLC

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

4pm                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 7

8am                 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 input.

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: Time Warner

For over 10 years, Time Warner has been building a global 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: Cormac Cullinane, SVP WW Recruiting & Executive Search, Time Warner

12:00pm          Lunch and Discussion

1:00pm            What’s Next for The Function?

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

Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

2:00pm            Adjourn