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FM Broadcast – Artificial Intelligence and Executive Recruiting

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic across nearly every industry, and executive recruiting is no exception.

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Roundtable Series (Q1 2024)

In March 2024, the FlemingMartin practice leaders organized roundtable discussions with more than 100 Chief People Officers (CPOs) from leading Technology and Life Science companies. Topics included: remote workers potentially falling behind their in-office peers during promotion season, reduced resources for DE&I, AI tools enhancing HR…

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Roundtable Series (Q4 2023)

In December 2023, the FlemingMartin practice leaders organized roundtable discussions with more than 100 Chief People Officers (CPOs) from leading Life Science and Software companies. Topics included strategies for building trust between the Head of HR and broader employee base, CPOs sitting on corporate boards, maintaining a proactive People function in the face of RIFs, managing demands for new benefits amidst rising premiums, retaining early and mid-career HR professionals, and the evolving return-to-office debate. We have summarized key learnings from these discussions and have provided select snippets from attendees in the document linked below.

FM Broadcast – Is Executive Search Right for You?

In today's business landscape, marked by uncertainty surrounding workforce planning, layoffs, and macroeconomic fluctuations, our clients have adopted a more cautious approach to hiring. Many have scaled back on aggressive recruitment efforts and are scrutinizing budgets and resource allocation more than ever. However, the need for exceptional leadership remains constant. Recent market turbulence has not diminished the critical importance of top-tier executive talent that can drive strategic growth and help companies achieve their objectives.

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Roundtable Series (Q3 2023)

In September 2023, the FlemingMartin Practice Leaders organized roundtable discussions with more than 100 Chief People Officers (CPO) from leading Software and Life Science companies. Topics included the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding UNC’s and Harvard’s admissions programs, the continued battle for in-office…

FM Newsletter – Summer 2023: Confidential Search Best Practices

There are times when companies need to hire a new leader with utmost discretion. Confidential executive searches necessitate precision and the safeguarding of the privacy of the organization, all while preserving morale and the operating efficiency of your business. In this newsletter, we share some recommendations if you are contemplating such a search.

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Lunch Series (Q2 2023)

In May & June 2023, FlemingMartin organized lunch discussions with more than 100 Chief People Officers (CPOs) from leading Software, Fintech, and Life Science companies. Topics included Artificial Intelligence’s (“AI’s”) impact on HR, the state of hybrid work and its ongoing impact on culture, tools…

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Lunch Series (Q1 2023)

In March 2023, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with more than 100 Chief People Officers (CPOs) from leading technology and life science companies. Our topics spanned the SVB collapse to continued everyday challenges that CPOs face. To read summarized responses of our key topics and along with soundbites from the attendees...

FM Newsletter – Q1 2023: Interview with the Founders

2023 Chief People Officer Trends In December 2022, the FlemingMartin Practice Leaders held their Q4 virtual HR Leadership lunches with more than 100 Chief People Officers from leading technology, life science, and fintech companies. Here are a few hot topics that were discussed. Median pay…

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Lunch Series (Q4 2022)

In December 2022, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with more than 100 Chief People Officers (CPOs) from leading software and life science companies. It was clear from our interactions that CPOs are feeling a bit burnt out. That said, we were impressed…

FM Broadcast – Q4 2022

FlemingMartin Executive Search welcomes Jonah Klein as the firm’s newest Partner. Jonah joined the firm full-time in 2015, and he has successfully built out the Life Sciences Practice by developing robust, enduring relationships with innovative clientele in biotech, diagnostics, digital health, and medical devices.

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Lunch Series (Q3 2022)

In September 2022, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with over 90 Chief People Officers (CPOs) from leading software and life science companies. We touched on a wide range of subjects, including: How has the current economy affected your company’s recruiting? While all…

FM Broadcast – Q2 2022

FlemingMartin’s quarterly CHRO Lunch Series in May included insights from 85 senior human resources executives from Life Sciences and Technology companies throughout California. Our guests shared their experiences with RTO, Hybrid, and Remote. Reviews were mixed, with some companies remaining remote first while others are adapting (or trying to adapt) a hybrid model.

Takeaways from FlemingMartin’s Chief People Officer Lunch Series (Q1 2022)

During March 2022, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with nearly 100 Life Sciences, Tech, FinTech, and Digital Health Chief People Officers (CPOs). We touched on a wide range of subjects, including compensation issues caused by present market conditions, return-to-office approaches, recent challenges and successes in recruitment/retention, strategies for enhancing employee well-being, recommended HR tools, and professional development resources for CPOs and HR teams. A summary and selected elected excerpts can be found via the link below...

FM Broadcast – Winter 2022

In our Fall 2020 Newsletter, we talked broadly about celebrating diversity and the importance of building organizations that are open to new and different approaches to solving problems. Research shows that when teams are more diverse, innovation, collective intelligence, profitability, and long-term valuation rise. We want to follow up by sharing some practical ideas about how we find diversity candidates.

Takeaways from Winter 2021 Lunches with 70 Chief People Officers

During December 2021, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with 70 Life Sciences, Tech, and Digital Health Chief People Officers (CPOs). We explored a wide range of topics, but much of our discussion time focused on leveraging the increased visibility of the People function, making investments in culture/communications/DEI, sharing tools and resources for delivering trainings and coaching, and addressing ‘The Great Resignation.’

Takeaways from Fall 2021 Lunches with ~100 Chief People Officers

During early Fall 2021, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with nearly 100 Life Sciences, Tech, Fintech, and Digital Health CPOs (Chief People Officers). We explored topics such as attrition, vaccination, returning to the office, human resources budget items, and “net promoter scores” for the Chief People Officer job itself. Selected excerpts from these discussions are below.

FM Broadcast – Summer 2021

Even in normal times, recruiting exceptional talent to your company takes skill and effort. Currently, the market for top talent is fierce, and companies must stand out from the crowd to attract stellar executives. Candidates, like all people, want to feel important and valued, and your recruiting process must deliver that feeling. From the first outreach, through the interviews, and finally with the offer, each step of the hiring process shapes candidates’ impressions of your company.

Takeaways from May/June 2021 Lunches (with 90 CHROs)

During late May and early June 2021, the Practice Leaders at FlemingMartin held virtual lunches with 90 Life Sciences and Technology CHROs (Chief Human Resource Officers). We explored topics such as returning to site, vaccination policies, mentoring employees virtually, people-related concerns from Boards, and workplace political discussions...
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