Executive Recruiting Blog

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

April 15, 2020
Be wary of returning to the comfort of normalcy. As the recent wave of urgent, reactive change swept across the higher education landscape, colleges and universities found themselves in one of three basic categories: those who were [relatively] prepared; those who were unprepared but able to grind out a short-term solution; those who were neither prepared nor able to respond.

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.

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.

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