Recent studies show that executives struggle to prioritize their mental and physical health as they strive to meet workplace demands. Nearly 70% of C-suite leaders seriously consider quitting for a job that better supports their health. In recognition of World Health Day on April 7th, C-level executives are encouraged to establish workplace well-being for themselves […]
When To Use an Executive Recruiting Firm
Retained search is generally viewed by most experts as delivering the best result. But in order to do so, it also is usually the more expensive — (at least, in terms of initial outlay. A strong case can be made for retained search delivering the best return on the investment over time). That said, there […]
Do Your Grammar Skills Need A Refresh?
On March 4th, we celebrated National Grammar Day, the foundation of good grammar, allowing us to speak well, write well, and encourage others to do the same. Founded by Martha Brockenbrough in 2008, National Grammar Day promotes awareness and understanding of proper grammar. Here are some practical ways from an executive recruiter perspective to improve […]
8 Unique Ways to Spread Kindness
On February 17th, people nationwide will celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by spreading joy through selfless actions. At Cornerstone Executive Search, we want to encourage you to spread kindness to those around you in every interaction. These eight ideas are simple, powerful, and unique ways to spread kindness in your interactions with recruiters, candidates, […]
So What’s Your Story?
Recently, I was helping a candidate prepare for a final job interview with one of our client companies. The process was very thorough and competitive over three months. I had spent a considerable amount of time with this particular candidate. We were down to two finalists.
The Power of a Clean Desk
Harvard Business Review published an article titled “The Case for Finally Cleaning Your Desk.” They compiled multiple studies on the relationship between cluttered workspaces and a decline in productivity, mental health, and professional relationships. A clean desk and tidy workspace are essential for C-level executives because they hold the most powerful and influential positions in […]
The “Thank You” Note Effect
When was the last time you used pen and paper to compose a thank-you note? In our digital world, it is easier to use technology to express thankfulness. We quickly send an email or text to let someone know they are appreciated and move on with our day. As we approach the end of the […]
This Holiday Season, Give Your Team the Gift to Discover Their Gifts
Need a gift idea for your team that will last well beyond the holiday season? We may have the right gift for you. This past year, our Cornerstone Kansas City team added some new faces (including me) to our growing firm. One of our team goals was to better understand each of our unique gifts as we […]
The Importance of Generosity in the Workplace
Generosity is giving what you have to help others succeed without expecting anything in return. Acts of generosity foster selflessness, build trust and increase unity in corporate relationships. In a recent survey, 78% of employees said working in a culture that supports giving and volunteering is imperative. Giving Tuesday presented an opportunity to focus on […]
How To Foster a Mindset of Thankfulness in the Workplace
As we reflect on the week of thanksgiving, I’m reminded that thankfulness should be an all year thing, and especially in the workplace. Thankfulness in the workplace builds relationships, fosters connections, and promotes growth. If you prioritize sincere and consistent expressions of gratitude to your co-workers and clients, you will create a ripple effect of […]
Tricks And Treats for Interviews
As we approach Halloween, children anticipate costume contests and trick-or-treating. However, trick-or-treating looks a little different for adults in executive recruitment. These seven tricks will show you how to prepare for interviews so you can make a lasting impression. If you use these tricks honestly, you will receive the treat of valuable interview experience and […]
Time for Search Firm Assistance?
So much going on in the world. So many changes to the way we do business. Hybrid, remote, work-life balance…all considerations moved to the forefront of employee and candidate consideration. It is a candidate market right now. What does that mean? It means: High demand for top talent and limited supply More time, effort, and […]