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March 2024 Newsletter

What We’re Tracking: Talent Acquisition, Wellbeing, and Embracing AI

With our team’s daily work in helping to hire top leaders, we hear about several key trends impacting nearly every company now. One is an ongoing talent shortage that makes hiring a challenge. Compounding that, many candidates are less likely in 2024 to relocate for a new role. In our latest blog, Jim May offers tips and tools for employers to support candidate relocation — a strategy that will boost your candidate pool. We also provide a new Guide for Talent Acquisition with tips for partnering with an executive search firm: What to expect (and ask for), and how to make hiring a new leader a collaborative, efficient process that’s a win for both your executive and TA teams.

One trend our parent company Gallagher tracks closely is a growing priority on wellbeing—a recent survey finds 74% of companies have increased their commitment to this area. And top of mind with all our clients is the use of AI in HR. The first in a series of articles explores basics of AI and use cases (read the report and the article below).

Let us know how these trends are impacting your own role. Celebrating the vernal equinox that arrived March 19, we wish you a Happy Spring!

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Blog Post: Executive Hiring: 6 Tips for Relocation

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In a post-Covid labor market, U.S. organizations face a talent shortage, with more open roles than unemployed workers. Additionally, only 1.6% of job seekers in 2023 decided to relocate when taking a new position.

Employers need to re-think their executive recruiting strategy, expanding their pool of talent by actively promoting and offering incentives for relocation. This blog offers tips for employers—and candidates—on how to get relocation right.

Read the blog post.


New Gallagher Report: Insights from the 2024 Wellbeing and Voluntary Benefits Survey

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The results are in! Download the 2024 report to understand how employers must prioritize wellbeing strategies, to boost total rewards and enhance employee experience.

Get the report. 


White Paper: Talent Acquisition Team’s Guide to Engaging an Executive Search Firm for Higher Success

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We’ve created a guide for Talent Acquisition leaders to help you empower your team in partnering with an executive search firm, including these essentials:

Discover how a partnership can elevate your TA strategy, helping you meet your goals for hiring visionary leaders.


Download the white paper. 


AI Insights: How to Embrace AI While Keeping the Human in HR

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Share this Gallagher article — first in a year-long series — on HR and AI. This installment examines the basics of AI and explains why this is the time for HR leaders not to fear this technology, but instead to become comfortable with and leverage it to serve their goals.

Read the article. 


New Video: How Long Does it Take to Hire a CHRO or a VP-Level Leader in Today’s Market?

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Feeling the pressure to find top-tier executives for time-sensitive open roles?

It can be an uphill battle for internal Talent Acquisition due to specialized skill requirements, TA teams juggling multiple projects, and a limited network of candidates. Frederickson can help by acting as a strategic partner that provides process, expertise, and a vast network of high-caliber executives.

Watch the brief video to learn more.




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