“This search is really important. We cannot afford to make the wrong hire.” When we hear these words, we know exactly what this means. The stakes are high, the pressure is intense, and in our business, the message is clear: We absolutely have to get it done right. In the most simplistic way, I often […]
Retained Executive Search
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 […]
We are pleased to announce that Cornerstone Kansas City is growing its market reach with added resources in St. Louis. This expansion is part of our strategy to bring exceptional executive search services to more client companies in the Central Midwest. Cornerstone St. Louis will be led by Market President, Tony Schnell. Tony brings a […]
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 […]
I am a sucker for underdog stories. Aren’t we all? The underdog inspires us, gives us hope, shows us heart, comforts us amidst our own struggles, reminds us of the sacrifice it takes, and ultimately, convinces us time and again to believe the impossible is possible. I believe, help my unbelief! A few months ago, […]
The desire for work/life balance is not new. Americans became enamored with busyness as a sign of productivity and excellence when the opposite is true. The United States became the most overworked developed nation in the world and it took a global pandemic to open our eyes. Rebalancing our lives into a “work to live” […]
There has been a dramatic shift in the workplace as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The long-held meanings of words like “success”, “connected”, “risk” and “plan” are finally starting to take on a more compassionate and human meaning in the workplace. The pandemic has led the worker to reevaluate what it means to be successful at […]
When meeting with a client to assist in putting together the candidate profile they seek for a particular executive hiring need, each person will give their list of qualifications and expectations for the position. It is important to remember that there is a difference between “must have” and “nice to have”. Clients must meet with relevant […]
It is safe to say 2020 was likely the strangest year on record for most of us, particularly on the business front, due to the global COVID pandemic. An entire year of ups, downs, twists and turns certainly kept us on our toes and truly only the strong have survived. That is not a knock […]
If people are everything to a business, why do companies suck at hiring? Of course this is a generalization and not every company sucks at hiring but I see it all too often. Don’t get me wrong, hiring can be challenging but having a deliberate, disciplined, well-planned process is the key to success. Why? Just like anything in […]
Lisa Bruemmer, Director of Client Services for Cornerstone Kansas City Executive Search firm provides 5 questions to ask yourself to determine if you’re being professionally persistent with your contact during an executive search engagement.
Cornerstone Kansas City’s Director of Client Services, Lisa Bruemmer writes about the critical importance of in-person meetings during the Executive Search recruiting and hiring process.