Aug

Finance and accounting leaders: A strategic force

by Jim Etling, Ryan Morgan and Sydney Olszewski

Take a look at the world’s best organizations and you’ll find they have at least one thing in common: a world-class finance and accounting team. So why have leaders in this function historically been viewed as overhead? To those on the outside looking in, these individuals are just at their desks hunched over the books, budgeting, forecasting and..

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Aug

Strategies for developing an early succession plan

by Greg Harper & Joe Opaleski

Is your organization’s senior leadership team headed toward retirement? What stress will this place on your organization? Are you prepared?It’s incredibly important to answer these questions and begin developing a succession plan for your business, whether your leadership team is nearing retirement or not. Early planning is the key to success, so consider the..

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Aug

Talent trends in 2022: Where we are so far

by Derek Gracey; Practice Leader at Charles Aris

At the beginning of 2022, we highlighted four major talent trends we were expecting this year. As we cruise into the middle of summer, we wanted to revisit those predictions and see what’s materialized and what hasn’t.

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Jul

How candidates and hiring authorities should prepare for reference checks

by Eric Spell and Joe Opaleski

Reference checks may seem like a routine feature of the hiring process, but choosing the right people at the right time can get complicated fast.Say you’re applying to a new organization that requires a reference from your current workplace. Do you reveal to your coworkers that you’re seeking a new role? On the flip side, should a hiring authority stall their offer..

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Jul

Navigating increased compensation ranges for HR leaders

by Derek Gracey

Along with the ongoing war for talent, we’ve seen a continued increase of wage and salary expectations, and the HR function is not immune.  

Even prior to the pandemic, our team noticed a substantial rise in HR leadership salaries across the board. While this is in part due to the HR function going from underappreciated and undervalued to a more strategic function driving the..

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