Please join us in welcoming the return of Helen Mekonen to Four Corners Group as Principal. Helen is a proven search professional, having worked with boutique and publicly held retainer based search firms throughout her career.
Helen brings a proven track record of identifying, attracting, assessing and hiring top talent in local, national and international search assignments.
Helen is recognized for her project management skills and her ability to partner with clients to build successful organizations.
In a news release made earlier today, the Government of Ontario has announced that the recruitment for the province’s first Chief Scientist is underway. Four Corners Group will lead this large-scale international search on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and looks forward to receiving expressions of interest once the Position Profile is released in the coming weeks.
“This recruitment is unique in that the Ministry undertook a comprehensive public consultation process to help develop the mandate for the Chief Scientist,” says Suzanne Clark, the Partner overseeing the recruitment. “The Chief Scientist will report to the Minister of Research, Innovation and Science on an ongoing basis and to the Premier on key scientific matters, so there is a great deal of interest around this recruitment and its outcome from members in the scientific community and the broader public.”
Read the full News Release here: https://news.ontario.ca/mris/en/2017/07/ontario-recruiting-first-chief-scientist.html
While celebrating its 10th anniversary, Four Corners Group, one of North America’s leading executive search firms, is pleased to announce that original founder, Kelly Farrell, is now the firm’s sole owner. Under Ms. Farrell’s leadership, the firm’s talented team of search professionals will continue to serve current, past and future clients with the same innovative solutions and exceptional results that characterize every Four Corners Group search assignment. Along with Managing Partner Kelly Farrell, Four Corners Group staff, Associates and Partners wish to recognize and thank their clients and the thousands of candidates who have placed their trust in Four Corners Group over the past 10 years. At this key inflection point in the firm’s history, the entire Four Corners Group team looks forward to further supporting its clients with outstanding service and new initiatives at the forefront of thought leadership in executive recruitment.
Finding an effective work-life balance is important for professional and personal success. Imbalances in one area of your life can influence others, and finding the right balance is a growing challenge.
Canadians Increasingly Feel Overloaded
58% of Canadians report “overload” as a result of the pressures associated with work, home and family, and other areas of life – a sign that it’s time to assess our lifestyles and find ways to create more balance and eliminate unnecessary stresses in our lives. Read more
Are your employees empowered? The “empowered workforce” is a popular trend that has recently caught on, especially among millennials who are looking for more than just a high paying job when planning their careers. You may have even heard it debated in your office as a way to re-focus, engage, and motivate your employees.
Like many new workplace theories, what the term ”empowered workforce” actually is or means can be somewhat vague. The simplest definition suggest that it involves engaging and motivating your employees, but there is a lot more to it, and its impact can be more far reaching than you realize. Read more
Great talent is out there, and companies are all competing for the best of the best – people that clearly demonstrate the potential to be the leaders of tomorrow. Organizations not only struggle with finding and recruiting talented individuals, but also how to support human capital in reaching their full potential.
How do you develop this talent and prepare them for leadership roles? How do you keep them engaged, challenged and motivated? In short, how do you bring out the best in them? Read more
We exist in a global economy. Companies are multinational. Talent comes from all corners of the world, and the workforce as we know it continues to become more diverse, dispersed, and global.
Driving forces such as increasingly open economies, the worldwide expansion of organizations, technological advancements and disruption, and the willingness of the modern workforce to “go to where the work is” has created a unique recruiting and hiring challenge for organizations. How do talent managers locate, recruit, hire and incent global executives? Read more
It’s no secret that millennials have become major players in the job market and are reshaping the workforce. Diversity and the gender gap have also become key factors, making the female millennial a very important segment of the talent pool for companies to focus on when recruiting.
PwC explored this important talent segment in a recent report, The Female Millennial: A New Era Of Female Talent. The report explored their key characteristics and what is important to this new generation of female talent.
Addressing diversity and gender parity is top of mind for business leaders and organizations across Canada and around the world, and it makes sound business sense. Statistics show that organizations with a diverse workforce perform better, are on the cutting-edge of new technologies and ideas, maintain an engaging organizational culture and in return see a positive impact on their bottom line.