March 2, 2020 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.
Panorama, a global network of independent executive search firms, has expanded in Canada with the addition of Phelps as a new member. Based in Toronto, Phelps is a natural complement to Panorama’s existing Canadian members including Kenniff Leadership in Montreal, Pekarsky & Co. in Calgary and PFM Executive Search in Vancouver.
With deep human capital experience that goes back over 30 years, the Phelps team works across multiple sectors supporting CEOs, C-suites, vice presidents and boards throughout the commercial, public and civil society space in Canada.
Phelps’ core services revolve around search, selection, retention and development. Its primary focus is executive search, but as needs have arisen and the scope of its consultants has broadened, the firm has developed strength in larger talent management strategies (i.e. leadership development, analysis and psychometrics).
Heather Phelps, managing partner of Phelps, underscored the vital role Panorama will play in enhancing Phelps’ commitment to ESG—environmental, social and governance excellence. “As Phelps looks to the imminent needs of workplaces and the evolving needs of diverse leadership, we see the recruitment, development and retention of human capital as the key competitive advantage,” she said. “By joining the Panorama family, we are energized by the opportunity to learn, listen and share resources.”
“We are delighted to welcome Phelps to the Panorama community,” said Aidan Kennedy, chair of Panorama. “Phelps’ values and collaborative culture fit exceptionally well with our ethos of partnering and commitment to teamwork; their arrival is a clear endorsement of Panorama’s commitment and ambition in the Canadian and North American markets.”
“As we face 2020 head on, we see an evolving leadership landscape demanding fresh global perspective, advisory services and bespoke expertise,” Mr. Kennedy said. “The Panorama community is meeting this challenge through diverse thought leadership, the unique strengths of its allied partners and proactive capabilities. These forces will drive our strategic client support for the future, and we are very pleased that Phelps will be part of it.”
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Panorama is a global network of partners that together form an alliance of leading independent executive search and leadership advisory firms. Together, Panorama has 23 partners, over 40 offices and over 170 consultants across Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Its practice areas include: banking, financial services and insurance, board practice, consumer and retail, education, energy and utilities, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, not-for-profit/NGOs, professional and business services, technology, and media and telecoms.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media