Our Mission:To assist search clients in the process and attract candidates who are the perfect fit for each institution. Hyatt-Fennell works closely and diligently with every client to enhance the process and assure a successful search.
Interviewing for a job is a daunting and often demoralizing process. Applicants are constantly putting themselves forward and facing continual rejection. The way an organization conducts themselves while conducting a job search matters and reflects on their reputation as a whole. Here are three principles to being a gracious interviewer: Have an organized process. Have a defined procedure internally before you advertise the position. Understand who will perform each function
What is college worth? Not just to an individual, but how does the presence of a college ripple out into a community? The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) commissioned a report to study this question, integrating quantitative data with narratives to paint a picture of how colleges enhance our communities. In her introduction to the report, Barbara Mistick, President National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, writes: “Is
Many professionals suffer from imposter syndrome, the feeling that they are not actually qualified—and as qualified as their peers—for their position. This is particularly an issue for women and people of color. In an article in Forbes, Avery Blank writes about three myths Imposter Syndrome has taught us we need to leave behind. She explains, “If your intent is to stretch yourself, not deceive, then you are not doing something wrong. If you say ‘no’ to every opportunity that
The success of your institution tomorrow depends on the steps you take today. Does your staffing in key roles align with your strategic plan? Summer is an excellent time to take advantage of the break in activity to invest in strategic planning. As you consider the accomplishments of the last year and the opportunities of the year to come, do you have the individuals you need to implement your next chapter? At Hyatt-Fennell, we can help you review your plan and analyze whethe
Checking email accounts and LinkedIn messages is critical during a job search. Missing a message that could lead to an interview or offer can not only be detrimental to you, but if someone else has brokered a connection, your lack of response reflects poorly on your colleague. So, how can you make sure you don’t sabotage your own success? Here are three practices for communication during a job search: Create a routine. It’s essential that you check your email at least once a
Elmhurst University, a private university in suburban Chicago with a strong liberal arts tradition and a commitment to professional preparation, is accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is responsible for the overall institutional leadership of initiatives, programs, policy, procedures, etc. that serve to promote and support Elmhurst’s
Competitive athletes know that rest is an essential—and productive—part of achieving their goals. Pairing focused work with intentional rest is the best way to get results. Unfortunately, this principle is often overlooked in the workplace. According to a survey by Quickbooks, 61% of employees don’t use all their paid time off and 70% report working while taking paid time off. Some employers have taken the drastic step of offering unlimited time off. In those companies, the p
The pace and scope of life changes in the summer. Vacations and extended daylight hours shake us out of winter doldrums and stale routines. That makes summer the perfect time to take some time to update your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Doing regular, periodic updates keeps your content current—and keeps the task from being overwhelming. Grab something cool to drink and spend some time breathing fresh life into your profile and résumé. Here are four principles to keep in mind
Today is a day we stop to reflect on all the things that make America strong and how each of us can give of ourselves to make it even better. On this day and always, we at Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search are grateful for the freedom we enjoy in this country and the many vibrant professionals we know who are investing in their communities and our country. Our warmest wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday.