AESC Executive Research Forum: Insights from New York
Attaining a firm grasp of the executive search profession is crucial for researchers to deliver the best results possible to their clients. To elevate this, AESC hosted an Executive Research Forum in New York on June 19.
Search professionals within a wide spectrum of experiences from all across the North American region attended the event to cultivate their knowledge of the profession with strategic tools and methodologies.
With a theme around Research Revolution, the Forum delivered valuable and applicable content for researchers to stay informed on the direction the profession as well as the role of the researcher is heading, receive pertinent guidance on prominent legislations, and explore diverse approaches in navigating the talent pool. An attendee commented, “Great information to learn more about the profession!”
Brian Glade, Managing Director – Americas, AESC, opened the event to discuss how executive research is at a crossroads.
THE STATE OF THE PROFESSION: NOW AND THE FUTURE
Karen Greenbaum from AESC commenced this session by explaining what the current status of the executive search profession is and how it may look like in the future. Patrick Rooney from AESC continued by sharing insight on what this means for researchers with analysis of the results of AESC’s inaugural Researcher and Associate Survey. Brian Glade, AESC, concluded the session with a panel discussion focused on Disruption and Innovation with panelists: Heather Joiner, Pearson Partners International, Eric Moskowitz, Korn Ferry, John Nimesheim, Slayton Search Partners, and Daniel Smith, Raines International Inc.
“I liked the data and information. I appreciated how open the panel was.”
Researchers run through a diverse array of hurdles when initiating professional conversations. David Dritsas, a professional improviser, shared the basics of improvisation and how it may translate to everyday tasks of the researcher in a fun and interactive way.
“It was good to get out of our comfort zones.”
DO THIS AND NOT THAT: TALENT SOURCING FOR SPEED AND SUCCESS
Data overload is much too much common in today’s age. Conni LaDouceur from EQC Talent Sourcing Experts defined the most efficient strategies to prioritize and dissect information in order to identify, source, and reel in the most qualified talent, not the most easily findable or easiest to connect with.
“This is what I came to this Forum for! So helpful!”
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE PRE-PLACEMENT PROCESS: WHAT YOU CAN ASK AND HOW
With new privacy regulations in motion, there are many questions around what researchers are allowed to ask and how to ask it. Courtney Stieber from Seyfarth Shaw provided constructive guidance on what researchers need to be aware of.
“Extremely helpful! Enough detail, but not confusing.”
SOURCING REHAB: KICK YOUR ADDICTION TO PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING SITES
Professional networking sites have dominated internet recruiting in recent years. However, with online candidate behavior changing, Kevin Crews from AIRS helped recruiters understand what they need to know and how to find and connect with candidates outside of the sites they have grown dependent on.
“So informative! Great energy and knowledge!”
Thank you to our partners AIRS, Cluen, EQC Talent Sourcing Experts, Invenias, and Mintz Group for their support. Their support enables us to deliver quality content and networking opportunities to search firms around the world.
AESC Executive Research Forums are the preliminary steps in becoming certified through AESC’s Certified Researcher Associate (CRA) program. The content explored in the Forums is a great and brief inside look of topics covered in the CRA program. The CRA is being newly relaunched with updated content, format, and technology with a strong focus on core executive research skills. For more information, please contact Su Jin You at firstname.lastname@example.org.