March 14, 2016 – Executive recruiter Ryan Search & Consulting has formed a partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to provide clients with a deeper array of leadership development resources.
A global provider of leadership development, Greensboro, NC-based CCL works with individuals, teams, organizations and companies to help them achieve their objectives through leadership development & organizational guidance, coaching, change leadership, culture transformation and succession planning. For over 40 years, the firm has worked with more than one million leaders at all levels in more than 130 countries worldwide.
“We’re excited about what this partnership will mean for our clients in today’s challenging marketplace,” said principal Dan Ryan. “Experienced, knowledgeable, confident leadership is what separates good companies from great companies and with the expanded resources CCL and Ryan Search will now offer together we feel we will make an even stronger difference for the outlook of many organizations who turn to us for strategic guidance.”
Ryan Search provides talent acquisition and talent development services for clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and retail fields.
Leadership development advisory services continue to be a growth area for executive search firms, and several recruiters have been taking steps to bolster their offerings in this area:
- Heidrick & Struggles last month acquired Decision Strategies International (DSI), a Philadelphia-based strategy and leadership advisory firm. Founded in 1990 by Paul Schoemaker, DSI has advised some of the world’s best-known organizations; it specializes in strategic planning and decision making in uncertain operating environments, leadership development, and talent strategy. This acquisition comes on the heels of Heidrick’s acquisition of Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specializing in leadership services that accelerate organizational performance. Both firms have now been merged into Heidrick’s leadership consulting business;
- Former Egon Zehnder partner Rob Sloan recently launched Starboard Tack Partners, a strategic talent development and advisory services provider to boards, chief executives and executive teams in the financial services sector. Mr. Sloan said he decided to set out on his own to take advantage of the “major shift toward more diversified services” in the executive recruiting and leadership solutions sector. The talent continuum is very broad-based, said Mr. Sloan, and senior level recruiters now look at talent management from a more holistic perspective. This, he said, includes assessment, onboarding & integration, ongoing assessment, culture shaping, and career planning right up through to leadership development and succession planning;
- Executive search firm Conroy Ross recently partnered with Optimum Talent, a privately owned integrated talent management firm. Together, they provide clients with a full offering of leadership solutions including executive search, leadership development, coaching, organizational psychology and career transition.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media