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...

FM Broadcast – Spring 2021

FlemingMartin held our quarterly CHRO Lunch Series in March, bringing together 95 senior human resources executives from Life Sciences and Technology companies throughout California. Our guests spent considerable time sharing their thoughts and plans regarding Return to Work/Return to Office.

Learnings from March 2021 Lunches (with 95 CHROs)

A large percentage of employees who have been working from home for the past year want to maintain some flexibility. Numerous companies are now planning for a shift to a hybrid approach to work (i.e., 2 days at home, 3 days in the office with hoteling/hot desking). Some Executive Teams have a strong desire to get everyone back into the office as soon as possible due to concerns about weakening culture...

FM Broadcast – Winter 2021

When we started FlemingMartin in 2011, our goal was to build a firm focused on execution with relationships built on trust. We always love working with new companies, but our measure of success is largely based on how many existing clients come back to us.

Happy Holidays from the FlemingMartin Team!

Happy Holidays from the FlemingMartin Team... Here's to fewer Zoom calls and a brighter 2021!

FM Broadcast – Fall 2020

On November 11th, the United States commemorates Veterans Day, honoring those who have served in the US Armed Forces. A friend recently reminded me of the words of Dr. Jefferson Wiggins regarding his service as a Black soldier serving in a segregated unit in World War II. After receiving recognition for helping liberate Europe from Nazi occupation, he explained “It (was) a group of people who believe in compassion and justice and bridge building that got us where we are.”

FM Broadcast – Summer 2020

As companies and individuals continue to adapt to the COVID era, it seems that acceptance is a key component of moving forward. As a firm, we are seeing more of our clients acknowledge the dramatic changes to their business environment, which gives the certainty needed to plan for the future once again. A recent industry-wide survey of executive recruiting firms revealed that, despite devastating metrics in March and April, the number of “opened” or newly-started searches has significantly increased month-over-month from May onwards. The industry is not back to 2019 numbers, and that is perhaps not a realistic expectation, but the steady buildup in activity is a good sign.

Moving Forward: Life Science CHROs on Working Virtually, Returning to Site, Engaging Remote Employees & More…

These last two weeks, I have spoken with nearly 30 CHROs from Bay Area-based Life Sciences companies about present challenges and opportunities at their organizations. We have discussed the status of their return to site and how they are keeping a virtual workforce engaged, among several other topics. Some highlights from these conversations are featured below...

COVID-19: Life Science CHRO Thoughts around Returning to Work On-Site

Over the past two days, I have asked numerous CHROs from Bay Area-based Life Sciences companies about their plans for developing protocols around having the bulk of their employees return to work on-site. Altogether, I received responses from 30 CHROs and highlights are featured below...

FM Broadcast – Spring 2020

Since our last newsletter, the world has rapidly changed. All of us are adapting to a “new normal,” both at work and with friends and family. We are acclimating to social distancing policies and figuring out what the future may look like when we do come out of this crisis. Through it all, FlemingMartin remains busy: focused on strengthening relationships, helping executives in our network, and serving as loyal, trusted partners to our many clients. Like everyone in our industry, we are preparing for a slowdown, but we remain hopeful for a quick recovery.

FlemingMartin Expands Financial Services & Technology Practice

San Francisco/Silicon Valley, CA, March 30, 2020 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that Scott Yen has joined the firm as our Financial Services & Technology Practice Leader. Scott brings a unique blend of finance and entrepreneurial experience with over 13 years of investment banking…

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