Does Size Matter: Choosing Your Executive Search Firm

It’s the age-old question that we’ve all probably encountered in our lives at one point or the other. Does size matter? Well, it depends on who you’re speaking to or what it is you’re speaking of, but there will be varying opinions on the subject, that’s for sure. (more…)

Future Forward At CTHRA

Future Forward At CTHRAThe theme of the this year’s upcoming Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) HR Symposium, Future Forward, strikes a particular chord with us. What does it mean to be future forward? For us, and for our clients, it’s aligning executive growth beyond just the present and finding the perfect solution for the future and forward. (more…)

Diversity

Shout out to the Most Influential Minorities in Cable as showcased in CableFAX’s Diversity issue.

Special congratulations to all of the recipients, including leaders, influential, techies, and the EMMAs.

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The Evolution Of The C-Suite

It’s not about being creative or quirky, it’s simply that new executive titles are quickly emerging. The volatility of the economic climate in the past decade has resulted in many changes to the business and economic landscape. Disruptions to the organizational structure includes changes in the C-Suite as businesses adapt to emerging technologies and the resulting leadership requirements. (more…)

SCTE 2015: Take Tech Talent To The Next Level

Take Tech Talent To The Next Level

Join us for SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo®
October 13-16, 2015
New Orleans, LA

The SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo focuses on the exchange of technical knowledge and provides an enormous opportunity for thousands of cable and engineering professionals to discover and learn the latest and greatest when it comes to technology. We are excited to be attending and are looking forward the opportunity to create new strategic relationships with industry leaders and technology executives. (more…)

TD Madison Places Reni Gorman as SCTE’s First Vice President, Learning & Development

Virginia Beach, VA, July 22, 2015 — Executive search firm, TD Madison & Associates, announces the placement of Reni Gorman as the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ (SCTE) first Vice President, Learning and Development. Through extensive research into the learning and development communities of technology industries throughout the U.S., TD Madison & Associates identified Gorman, an award-winning expert in performance improvement and learning strategies, as an outstanding contender for the position. The placement signifies a major step in the SCTE’s unprecedented expansion of its industry-leading education and certification capabilities, currently serving well over 20,000 members. (more…)

The High Demand And Low Supply Of Talent In Technical Industries

The High Demand And Low Supply Of Talent In Technical Industries35% of more than 38,000 employers cited difficulty hiring for positions due to lack of available talent. The struggle many employers face to fill roles with talented individuals is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Why has the demand for executive talent become harder to fill? (more…)

The War For Data Talent Invades The HR Department

I attended an event recently where the topic was The Power of Data. A moderated panel provided a lively and very informative discussion about how data drives a vision of economic and technical innovation in their organizations; how data can be a true game changer. I came away from that meeting with a lot of information, numbers, predictions and even warnings. One of the panelists said something that stuck with me, and as I recall she said it several times during that discussion: “Done is better than perfect.” What she meant was that companies have to do something; they cannot wait until everyone is comfortable with big data because by then it will be too late. Plenty of data is coming in. But collecting it and storing it is just a step. The data has to be analyzed so that it can be used in an actionable way that drives desired business outcomes. “Done is better than perfect.” It reminded me of the classic response to someone who says she or he isn’t ready to have a baby yet: “Oh, but if you wait until you are ready, you’ll never have one…” (more…)

Uncovering Leadership

Uncovering talent and leadership can be a daunting task for an average company to undergo. The complexity of the business environment makes the notion of a leader being an expert irrelevant, as no one can truly be an expert in every area that requires expertise. Instead, there is a shift in emphasis to develop leaders that lead in a different way – and that is via innovation. According to Linda Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, “Innovation is almost always a collective process, the harnessing of the creative talents of a diverse group. Making such a process work is something I call leadership as collective genius.” This style of innovation allows leaders to both unleash and harness team members’ creativity. (more…)

STEM: The War For Engineering Talent

STEM Facts:

(“STEMtistics”)

80% – Jobs requiring technical skills set in the next decadeSTEM: The War For Engineering Talent

6% – 9th graders in the U.S. choosing a STEM degree

45% – 2011 U.S. high school graduates who are ready for college level math

30% – 2011 U.S. high school graduates who are ready for college level science

38% – students who start with a STEM major do not graduate with one

>50% – of U.S. patents in 2009 were awarded to non-U.S. companies because STEM shortcomings are forcing a hold on innovation (more…)