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August 2023 Newsletter

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August 2023 Newsletter


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HR Burnout? Use the Final Days of Summer to Recharge

In 2023, Harvard Business Review reports that over 50% of managers are experiencing burnout. Middle managers are typically executing key strategies while training new or junior employees (and often under-resourced), per SHRM. Not surprisingly HR leaders rank highest in burnout. HR was hit hard by the pandemic, and also faces ongoing stressors like taking on employees’ emotional issues; 75% said they find it hard to achieve work-life balance.

HR burnout is real — as our Search team knows from the hundreds of executives we spoke with in the last year. The solution? Our team recently traded tips. People with physical effects of burnout said they take small, but intentional steps to alleviate them. Our team likes guidance from peers–like these HR pros’ strategies and also HBR’s case for kindness at work and radical self-care.

My own tip: Seize August’s opportunities to enjoy summer’s final days (no guilt). A half-day off may leave you feeling refreshed, and 100% more ready to support your team. When we meet, we want to see the photos!

Valerie Frederickson


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Todd Phillips is Vice President of Recruiting, Total Quality Logistics Inc. (TQL).We worked with Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest global third-party logistics firm in North America and Cincinnati, Ohio’s largest private company, to find and place Todd Phillips as Vice President of Recruiting.

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NEW BLOG POST: Stay Interviews: What Are They, and What Are Best Practices For Using Them?

Blog Stay Interviews Insights Section GraphicStay interviews are conversations conducted with current employees to understand why they choose to stay, as well as why they may be dissatisfied with any aspect of their work.

Our blog post describes how to use this powerful tool to retain top talent. Read it here.



MEDIA COVERAGE: Women’s Wear Daily on DEI and the Supreme Court’s Ruling

Graphic about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).Tom Wilson, Frederickson’s President and Managing Director, spoke with Women’s Wear Daily about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action decision on DEI in “Fashion’s Pipeline For Diverse Talent? A New Challenge With Affirmative Action Ruling.” Tom noted that companies committed to DEI already know that its huge benefits to business. Read the article here.



PRIVATE EQUITY INSIGHTS: 2023 Shines a Spotlight on Talent – How Private Equity Firms are Staying Ahead of the Curve

Private Equity Insights Insights Section GraphicIn 2023, private equity leaders—along with CEOs, executives and HR teams in all industries– are grappling with high turnover, salary pressure and a competitive hiring market. How can leaders help their companies recruit and retain a CHRO, or other top executive talent?

Our Private Equity Insights describes critical ways that PE firms are ensuring they continue to win the war for talent. Read the report here.



CASE STUDY: A Manufacturer Recruits Senior Product Management Leadership to Fuel Growth

Case Study Insights Section GraphicThe search for this role had been open over a year prior to the Frederickson Partners team coming on board.

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