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Executive Recruiting Blog

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EFL Associates insights on executive recruiting, talent management and succession planning.





May 10, 2019
Read why a recruiting strategy is a critical aspect of a manufacturer’s business plan.



April 23, 2019
Trends in Higher Ed Executive Search from our own Steve Waldron, Managing Director, Higher Education Executive Search.



January 30, 2019
Angie Salmon, Senior Vice President of EFL Associates, shares insight on how to create an outstanding candidate experience during the sell trip.



January 11, 2019
Steve Waldron, the Managing Director of the Higher Education Search Practice, provides his insight on the most critically important trait to consider when selecting a university president. Fear not where it was acquired.



September 5, 2018
A growing number of foundations and endowments are turning to impact investing, a relatively new strategy that channels money toward a social or environmental cause. Like charitable giving, impact investing puts money into certain philanthropic efforts, but because those efforts are in for-profit businesses and organizations, impact investing should also realize a financial gain.



July 11, 2018
Jay Meschke, President of EFL Associates, provides tips for retaining top talent in a hot employment market.



April 24, 2018
During my 25-year span in the executive search industry, I’ve met with thousands of people. Invariably, some of these individuals are seeking career advice, as they’ve reached a crossroads in their career and don’t know which route to take. These executives have kept their nose to the grindstone, focusing on the job at hand but neglecting to manage their career in the process. Commendable as this noble use of time appears, such an answer is the wrong one.



February 28, 2018
Back when TV networks advertised that their shows were “brought to you in living color,” there was an ad campaign to “Hire the Vet.” Vietnam was winding down and the American serviceman was suffering from an image problem. First, there was a hugely unpopular war. Next were the stories – some fair/most not – of drug use, misconduct and problems readjusting to civilian life. The uninformed employer often hesitated to make the hire, typically out of fear of the unknown.



February 8, 2018
Efforts to build and retain a more diverse workplace have become a priority among top executives.



October 31, 2017
We have a unique understanding of the “success factors” to look for in the executive you’re asking to relocate for an international expatriate position. As Managing Director of EFL Associates’ Life Sciences Practice, I know the issue well. I have moved 10 times in my career, including three times as an expatriate to Southeast Asia, Japan and the United Kingdom, which has accounted for nearly 15 years of my work life in the Life Sciences industry.



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