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October 2023 Newsletter

Charting the Course: Conference Insights & Your Vision for Future Events 

Throughout 2023, one work trend we’ve heard about from our clients — and appreciated ourselves — has been the increased opportunity to connect in-person with peers. This has ranged from having more days in the office to meet colleagues IRL, to joining more live events and conferences. In October as a sponsor of Hunt Scanlon’s PE and VC Recruiting Conference in San Francisco, our team experienced these perks again, gaining live insights by esteemed speakers on key topics ranging from attracting top talent, to filling board roles, to new tech tools for AI or interviewing.

With leadership a top theme, Frederickson President Tom Wilson moderated a fireside chat by Gryphon Investors’ Jill Pergande, Managing Director, Human Capital, on Getting the Right Leaders in Place. Jill shared excellent best practices for placing leaders given the stage, maturity and strategic needs of a company.

Keeping this theme going, we’re excited to pave the way for planning new live events and thought leadership activities in 2024. Your valuable input will help shape our plans, ensuring we stay at the forefront of industry trends and insights. Please take 5 minutes to take our survey. Thank you in advance!

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Elise Graziano Proofpoint PlacementWe worked with Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider, to place Elise Graziano as Vice President of Talent Acquisition.

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For Your Input: Executive and HR Leadership Survey

Executive Survey 2023In the final quarter of 2023, we are gearing up to lay plans for our library of resources in the year ahead, and an exciting series of live roundtables and webinars.

We need 5 minutes of your time! Please share your input and opinions to help us embark on this thought leadership journey. Help us actively plan and shape our topics by taking our quick survey.

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CFO Search Case Study: Steering a Market Leader Through a Financial Leadership Crisis

Business,finance,,accounting,,contract,,advisor,investment,consulting,marketing,plan,forA recent client of Frederickson found themselves with an unexpected vacancy in the critical role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). They trusted us to find that key leader. With the urgent need to fill the role quickly, we identified the person who was hired within 14 days of starting the executive search.

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Blog Post: Time to Fill and Time to Hire: What Happens When Key Roles Stay Un-filled

Alarm,clock,on,wood,with,blurred,abstract,background,of,businessIn hiring leadership roles, what is known in HR as time to fill is critical. Every week, the “decay” of your open role becomes a growing liability. The risk isn’t just lost finances; it’s also about lost opportunities, halted growth and diminishing team spirit.

Over 28 years, we have gathered firsthand insights into the repercussions of prolonged vacancies of leadership roles. This post examines why time is your enemy after a role has been open too long.

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Media Article: WorldAtWork Magazine Interviews Tom Wilson: 3 Top Soft Skills for Total Rewards Leaders

Total Rewards 333 333px Waworkarticle 2This article recently published by WorldAtWork, a prominent Total Rewards association, takes a deep dive into how executives in TR and HR have increasingly turned to soft skills in response to challenges posed by the pandemic.

Writer and editor Erin Binney interviewed Tom Wilson, Frederickson Partners President and Managing Partner, about the key soft skills that TR and HR leaders rely on in 2023.

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