Interim Management


Mar

13

2015
The Five Business Challenges That Keep a CEO Up at Night

The Five Business Challenges That Keep a CEO Up at Night

The National Sleep Foundation says that adults need about seven hours of sleep a night in order to feel rested. However, when you’re a CEO, sleep isn’t always on the agenda. For example, take Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat. One of the most renowned automotive executives in the world, Sergio works on four hours of sleep a night, which isn’t an altogether uncommon practice for...

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Mar

03

2015
Cerius Executives Launches CVMatch(TM)

Cerius Executives Launches CVMatch(TM)

Online Discovery Tool Enables Organizations of All Sizes to Identify Vetted, Hands-On Interim Executives to Meet Business Goals Online Discovery Tool Enables Organizations of All Sizes to Identify Vetted, Hands-On Interim Executives to Meet Business Goals   IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 3, 2015) – Cerius Executives, a national provider of contract executives for part-time, interim, and consulting engagements, today launched CVMatch™, a new online discovery...

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Nov

07

2014
Interim CIO Files: The Case of the Runaway Train

Interim CIO Files: The Case of the Runaway Train

The latest in a series of adventures based on real client assignments. The situation and results are real. The story is just for fun. Enjoy. Harrison was no stranger to chaotic situations; not after a career in technology. He was enjoying a few peaceful moments reassembling one of his latest gadgets when he got the call from Cerius central. The problem: A multi-billion dollar healthcare...

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Sep

12

2014
Interim COO Files: The Case of the Sinking Ship

Interim COO Files: The Case of the Sinking Ship

The first in a series of adventures based on real client assignments. The situation and results are real. The story is just for fun. Enjoy. Marc paused on the stairs cooling off after his run. Snatching his towel he glanced back at the raw power of the Pacific Ocean and thought of the many oceans he had crossed as a Navy Commander. He sighed. Like...

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Jul

11

2014

Part-time Executives – Winds of Change Buffet the Staffing and Consulting Industries (Good!)

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO. Here’s good news for any company that uses staffing or consulting firms. Your sources are multiplying, the quality of talent is high, and the price is a better value than ever. I used to complain that staffing and consulting firms were antiquated because they were still doing things the same way they did 100 years ago. Many still do. However,...

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May

16

2014
Highlights of Latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index

Highlights of Latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO. According to the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey, CEOs remain optimistic going into 2014. The last six months constitutes the highest level of optimism in three years. Revenues are up, cost cutting measures have increased profitability leaving a substantial amount of cash on balance sheets, and 74% expect their revenues to increase over the next 12 months. And interesting...

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May

07

2014

Must the Next Key Executive you Hire be from Your Industry?

Contributed by: Kristen McAlister, President. Over the past few years, companies have become accustomed to handcrafting lists of requirements for the executives they are looking for. From background to skill sets to types of companies they have worked for in the past to “They must be from my industry.” We are seeing the executive market get busy and less talent is available leading a company...

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Nov

04

2013

Why Most Job Descriptions Don’t Help Find the Right Executive

Contributed by Kristen McAlister, President We all know the typical job description that includes an overview, duties, responsibilities, etc. At Cerius, we have seen many executive job descriptions over the years and it is disconcerting to see included things such as “review monthly dashboard and reporting” and “manage the internal team and work with outside customers”. These are vague and do not incorporate decision making...

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Oct

29

2013

More Guarded Optimism Reported in Latest CEO Confidence Survey

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO The Q3 Vistage CEO Confidence Index is out and it shows CEOs are more optimistic about their own company’s growth than they are about the economy.  They are expecting higher profits and revenues thus were expecting to increase hiring and fixed investments. The most significant business issues businesses are facing today are staffing (finding, hiring, retaining and training) and economic...

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May

06

2013

CEO Confidence Up, but Worries Persist About Staff Quality and Availability

According to the Q1 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index  CEOs are cautiously optimistic. The underlying strength of the economy is allowing CEOs to finally focus on the issues within their own businesses rather than worrying about the national economy and policies. The Confidence Index was 96.6 in the 1st quarter 2013 survey, up from 87.0 in the prior quarter and the highest level since last...

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