Frederickson Partners is often quoted in the media as a reliable and expert source for information on recent labor market trends, career and job search issues, and general human resource management.

"Why My Company Started Helping Our Best Employees Quit"
Fast Company, October 25, 2016
"6 Common Thank-You Note Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate"
Fast Company, September 13, 2016
"7 Questions For Spotting Employers’ Hidden Flaws On A Job Interview"
Fast Company, September 2, 2016
"6 Reasons Why Your Company's Board Still Isn't Very Diverse"
Fast Company, August 10, 2016
"Are You Ready to Handle Political Tensions in the Workplace?"
ERE Media, July 11, 2016
"Why CEOs Fire CHROs And How To Avoid Being Canned"
ERE Media, June 15, 2016
"Are Engineers Increasingly Picking Detroit As A Workplace Over Silicon Valley?"
Yahoo Finance, June 13, 2016
"Detroit Battles for the Soul of Self-Driving Machines"
Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2016
“Tech Companies Help Women Get Back to Work”
Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2016
“Huh, Maybe We Should Hire Women”
New York Magazine, April 11, 2016
"Twitter Bets on Payouts to Rein in Talent Flight"
Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2016
“Free Spending by Startups Stir Memories of Dot-Com Era Excesses”
Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2014
“How Amazon Hires: No Mistakes Allowed”
Business2Community, July 24, 2014
“How Amazon Involves Current Employees in the Hiring Process”
Fast Company, January 13, 2014
“Amazon’s Current Employees Raise the Bar for New Hires”
Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2014
“Social Referrals Save Companies Time and Money”
Workforce, November 5, 2012
“The San Jose Tech Hub” (Part 1)
KGO 810 San Francisco, October 26, 2012
“The San Jose Tech Hub” (Part 2)
KGO 810 San Francisco, October 26, 2012
“Silicon Valley’s Stock Funk”
Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2012
“Six tips for making vacation work for you”
Daily News, July 10, 2012
“At Apple, Cloud Experts Wanted”
Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2011
“De rocksterren van Silicon Valley (The rock stars of Silicon Valley)”
Vacature, September 5, 2011
“Schools Struggle Even as Businesses Thrive”
Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2011
“Google Battles to Keep Talent”
Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2010
“Apple, Google, Intel, other tech firms admit secret agreements to not poach employees”
San Jose Mercury News, September 24, 2010
“Valerie Frederickson talks about Human Capital consulting — and living in Menlo Park”
InMenlo, June 7, 2010
“In the Search for a Hot Job Title, Enter the Ninja”
Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2010
“Top Influencers v1.25 Valerie Frederickson – The Sage”
HR Examiner, April 2, 2010
“HR Influencer: Valerie Frederickson”, February 19, 2010
“How to Put Outplacement Services to Good Use — Tips on Using a Reduction in Force in a Positive Manner”
Suite101, February 15, 2010
“Outplacement Services Report Rising Demand”
Silicon Valley Business Journal, December 12, 2009
“Valerie Frederickson & Co. Receives 2008 Best of Menlo Park Award”
U.S. Local Business Association, December 8, 2009
“Google Searches for Staffing Answers”
Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2009
“The Economy in Silicon Valley”
AM1590 KLIV, January 7, 2009
“The CEO as Recruiter”
HR Magazine, April 2008
“MicroHoo Update: Nothing Says "I Love You" Like Golden Handcuffs”
Wired, February 20, 2008
“The HR Personality”
HR Executive Magazine, February 2008
“Job Numbers Up, But Many Still Out of Work”
ABC 7 News, January 18, 2008
“Build a Talent Pipeline for 'Diverse' Leaders“
SHRM, December 2007
“Looking at Clinton, Seeing Themselves”
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2007
“5 Ways to Get Your Résumé Noticed”
Diversity Inc., May 08, 2007
“Seniors Jockeying For Space in the Work Force”
Palo Alto Daily News, March 15, 2007
“Un Despido Complicado”
Portafolio, Columbia, May 6, 2006
“Firing Good Workers Who Are a Bad Fit: Employers Often Fumble for a Way to Say 'It's Not Working' – But Honesty Goes a Long Way”
Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2006
“A Return to the Dot-Com Boom? In Some Ways, Google's Purchase of YouTube Makes It Seem Like 1999 Again”
ABC News October 11, 2006
“Living in Topsy-Turvy Tech Time: The global economy never rests, nor do the driven – some say crazy – workers of Silicon Valley”
The San Francisco Chronicle July 30, 2006
“Staffing – Winning the War”
NAFA Fleet Executive Magazine December 2005
“Fighting Lower Finance Salaries”, October 1, 2005
“Depositions Require Skills Leaders Don't Use on the Job”
Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2005
“Depositions Require Specific Management Skills”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 26, 2005
“Room at the Top – Honing People Skills is Key to Keeping High Level Executive Positions”
The Business Journal Fresno Kings Madera Tulare, March 18, 2005
“Fiorina Severance Package Raises Eyebrows in Silicon Valley”
NPR, Morning Edition, Business Section, February 15, 2005
“During divestitures, sellers increasingly perform their own HR due diligence to put people assets in the best light and get the best price.”
HR Magazine, September 2004
“Who Will be Scapegoat in Iraq Abuse Scandal?”
Media General News Service, May 17, 2004
“More Firms Treating Bonuses as Awards”
StarNews, January 1, 2004
“Back to Bonuses: Improving economy allows companies to reward workers.”
San Francisco Chronicle, December 2003
“Powerful Resumes Are as Easy as A-B-C”
Diversity Inc., August 14, 2003
“Risk Management and the HR Executive”
Innovative Employee Solutions Newsletter, May 21, 2003
“HR World Far Different This Time Around”
East Bay Business Times, September 23, 2002
“How to ... Select an Outplacement Firm”
Philadelphia Business Journal, June 7, 2002
“A Well-grounded Workforce”
Amarillo Globe News, May 13, 2002
“How to ... Select an Outplacement Firm”
Denver Business Journal, May 10, 2002
“Office Coffee Perks Up”
San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2002
“Preparing for Better Times”
Potentials Magazine, January 21, 2002
“Corporations Scale Back on Perks”
San Francisco Chronicle, March 2002
“How to Manage a Layoff”
Soft Letter, August 15, 2001
“Protecting Your Benefits After the Pink Slip”
BusinessWeek, February 8, 2000
“The Company She Keeps”
Elle Magazine, December 21, 2000
“Surviving & Thriving: High-Tech Employers are Snapping up Laid-off Dot-Commers”
San Francisco Chronicle, December 13, 2000
“Trends And Issues: "Employees Need to Know About Firings”
Sacramento Bee, December 11, 2000
“Dressing Down: Lawyers Shedding Suits and Ties to Match Casual Look of Their Dot-com Clients”
San Francisco Chronicle, September 7, 2000
“Dress for Interview Success: You Needn't Always be Formal, But You Must Show You're Conscientious”
San Jose Mercury News, July 17, 2000
“eProNet Boasts 100,000+ Online Database of Alumni Talent”, June 23, 2000
“New Economy: The Technology Sector's Financial Downdraft has Done Little to Ease the Shortage of Qualified Employees in Silicon Valley”
New York Times, June 12, 2000
“New Dry Cleaning Service Seeks Dot-Com Riches”
San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2000
“Power Trips: Tame Treks Don't do it for Technos who Make Real Work out of Having Fun”
San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 1999
“Young, Rich, Now What? - Tech Millionaires Face the Rest of Their Lives”
San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 1999
“Boss’ ‘Pet’ Disheartens Co-Workers”
San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 1999
“The Hot Jobs in a Tumultuous Year in Silicon Valley”
San Jose Mercury News, January 5, 1999
“Resolve to Succeed in a Job Change in ’98”
San Jose Mercury News, January 29, 1998
“Starting the Year off Right”
San Jose Mercury News, December 31, 1997
“Where Work Is Going: Experts Predict What 1998 Holds for our Jobs”
San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 1997
“How to Moonlight Successfully”
San Jose Mercury News, August 20, 1997

“Making Meeting Productive: Come in Prepared, Stay on Track, End on Time”
San Jose Mercury News, May 21, 1996


Valerie Frederickson is a frequent keynote speaker and subject-matter expert at regional and global HR conferences and industry events. Topics range from talent acquisition and retention, to company culture and impact, to the strategic shift of your HR generalists into a business partner roles.

An Intimate Conversation on CHRO Influence at the Board Level


Stickball Meets Rugby: New Recruiting Rules to Win in a Crazy Market

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Clash of the Titans: How sophisticated HR executives influence their Boards of Directors


Designing HR's Greatest Impact at Each Stage of the Corporate Lifecycle

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The Working Wounded: Rebuilding Morale in the Aftermath

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How to Become a Successful HR Business Partner

Presentation Notes Cheat Sheets

The Emerging Role of the HR Business Partner

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Managing Your HR Career

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Demystifying Diversity: How You Can Meet Your Organization’s Hiring Objectives



3 Ways Millennials Are Changing the Workplace 3 Signs an Applicant Is a Good Fit for Your Team How to Manage and Motivate a Multi-Generational Workforce Tips for Hiring Employees for Your Start-up Company 3 Reasons Why You SHOULD Hire Millennials What Is Upskilling? The Best HR Executives Already Know 3 Reasons Why Hiring Millennials Is a Good Thing The Top 3 Reasons Talented Employees Quit 3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy Without Giving Them a Raise Silicon Valley Companies Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusivity 3 Ways To Prioritize Employee Appreciation During The Winter How To Encourage Multi-Generational Collaboration In Your Organization 3 Expected Human Resources Trends to Keep an Eye Out For in 2018 4 Ways Improve Successful Hiring Rates Don't Believe Secondhand Rumors: The Truth About Outplacement Services 4 Common Assumptions About Millennials That Aren't Exactly True How To Get The Best Out Of Outplacement Services What's The Difference Between Employment Agencies And Executive Search Firms? Don't Risk a Failed Hire, Use An Executive Search Firm 3 Tips For Retaining Millennials At Your Company 3 Things Working With a Job Placement Agency Can Provide to Company Executives What Does Outsourcing Services Consist Of? What Can You Expect? Considering Searching For New Employment? Try A Professional Placement Agency Employment Mistake Woes: Why A Bad Hire Is Worse Than A Vacant Position Retention An Issue In Your Company? Hire An HR Executive Search Firm To Help How An Outplacement Consulting Company Could Save You Money Don't Struggle Finding The Right Executive! How To Lower Your Chances of a Failed Executive Hire Win The War For Talent - Hire An HR Executive Search Firm Improve Your Business With These 3 Helpful Tips The Truth About "Millennial Job Hopping" And What It Means What is Outplacement Consulting? A Basic Guide to a Service You May Need to Know About How Employee Recognition Programs Can Make Your Business Shine Many Outplacement Services Leave Executives Out of the Equation 5 Tips For Creating A More Diverse Workplace 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself If Employee Turnover Is Too High Outplacement Consultants Provide a Strategic Advantage Want Millennials in Your Office? Follow These Tips! Silicon Overload Backchannel References - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 3 Questions to Ask If You're Having Problems With Your HR Department A Quick Look at Some of the Predicted Human Resources Trends for 2017 Prevent Employee Turnover in Your Office With These Simple Steps Looking for a Qualified and Experienced HR Executive Search Firm? Look Us Up Breaking the performance review cycle HR 3.0: What strong up-and-comers need to know What Causes Employee Burnout and What Can I Do About It? When Would a Company Need to Restructure and How Can a Restructuring Consulting Firm Help? Employers Are Experiencing the Worst Talent Shortage Since 2007 Best Layoff Notification Practices How to Attract and Retain Millennial Employees How Outplacement Services Can Help You Overcome the Hidden Cost of Layoffs Millennials Workers Aren't As Lazy As We Think, A New Study Shows How to Keep it Cool When Political Tensions Heat Up in the Workplace The Top 10 Most Diverse Companies of 2016: What Are They Doing Right? 5 Ways to Increase Employee Happiness in Your Workplace Today 5 Things Recruiters Should Never Say to a Candidate Why Your Diversity Initiatives Are Having No Effect On Your Company's Board 3 Reasons You Need to Outsource Recruitment When Hiring at the Executive Level 3 Reasons CEOs Fire CHROs and How You Can Protect Your Human Resources Job Restructuring Consultants Reveal 3 Keys to a Successful Turnaround Workers Now Punishing Companies That Don't Offer Outplacement Service Ironically, A Strong Economy Is a Talent Acquisition Nightmare A Beginner’s Guide to Outplacement Services 3 Tips for Acquiring and Retaining Millennial Employees Employee Retention Problems? A Few Things to Help Your Business and Your Employees A 2016 Approach to Having the Best Staff Possible Millennials Are the Least Engaged at Work, Study Shows Morgan Stanley: Diverse Companies Earn Higher Profits 4 Ways to Get the Most out of Outplacement Services Why is Human Resource Consulting Important? How Outplacement Services Benefit Employers Too Hiring and Employee Retention, by the Numbers -- What You Need to Know About How Businesses Like to Hire Human Resources Professionals -- You Should Have No Trouble Getting Back to Being Gainfully Employed Businesses Are Turning Towards This Method of Hiring to Put You to Work FPL Wants Executive HR Representatives to Find Success -- Here's How We Can Help You Hiring New Employees Can Cost You Bigtime 7 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace 3 Tips for Acquiring and Retaining Millennial Employees Planning Business Names Human Resources Consultants as No. 8 Industry to Watch in 2016 Remedying the Issue of Employee Retention Through Better Hiring Practices The 4 Most Important Traits That Every HR Executive Must Have What is Restructuring Consulting? Why Outplacement Services are Incredibly Important How can Strategic Human Resources Consulting Benefit Your Business?