January 5, 2021 – Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has elected Mitchell Berger to its board of directors. He has also been appointed regional director for North America and Latin America. In his new role, Mr. Berger will concentrate on further building IMSA Search’s presence in these regions.
“Mitch’s deep knowledge of executive search and his enthusiasm for IMSA Search unique role in today’s global economy make him an ideal board member,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global Partners. “During this unprecedented time, living through a global coronavirus pandemic, organizations have already begun to recognize the critical role of strong leadership. Leaders who lead with purpose, think outside the box and inspire their people will stand out. Mitch will be a key player in helping clients in these regions identify talent that embraces the new reality, sets realistic expectations and motivates their team to achieve goals.”
Mr. Berger has extensive executive search experience. He is also CEO of Howard-Sloan Search. Under his direction, the Howard-Sloan family of companies has increased tenfold through organic growth and acquisition, said the firm. Howard-Sloan works with Fortune 500 public and privately held companies, prominent law firms, and companies listed on Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” to identify and secure their top talent.
“I feel honored to serve as IMSA Search regional director at a moment in time where international perspective has never been more important,” said Mr. Berger. “Our team is strengthened when we work together, across borders, across cultures, welcoming our diversity and learning from one another. For our clients, this means we can identify the right leader who is uniquely suited to building the right team, wherever they may be located.”
IMSA Search Global Partners is a leading international executive search network with 22 member countries and 47 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Members of the IMSA International Executive Search network are all boutique search firms.
Preferred Assessment Provider
Following an in-depth evaluation of psychometric assessment platforms, IMSA Search recently announced its selection of Hogan Assessment Systems as its preferred assessment provider. Consultants will now be able to offer valuable personality insights to clients across the globe.
Hogan’s psychometrics provide hiring managers with in-depth understanding of a candidate’s future job performance, including everyday strengths and weaknesses, performance risks, and alignment with organizational culture. The platform is designed to identify candidates’ strengths and weaknesses without discriminating against any person in terms of race, gender, appearance, religion, beliefs, etc.
“It is critical to ascertain the negative as well as the positive traits in candidates,” said Stig-Rune Reese, managing partner of IMSA Norway, head of IMSA Search assessment center of excellence. “For example, narcissism and hypocrisy are common in high-level executives. These can disrupt relationships and derail success. Knowing about a person’s tendencies toward these in advance can help mitigate future workplace issues before they arise.” Mr. Reese also emphasized that the Hogan assessments can help to eliminate bias from the hiring process.
“Hogan is reliable, data driven, and scientific,” said Ms. Ciesielska. “It takes our assessments to a much deeper level, increasing confidence in the search process and resulting in greater success for our clients.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media