Secrecy During a Search: Providing References and Informing Your Supervisor

Recently, I read several articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education about secrecy while working with a search firm during a job search. Often when a candidate is early in the search process—and even if they do not move forward to accept a new position—they fear unfavorable reactions from their current employer. This happens frequently Continue reading >

Culture & Fit

If you are considering a new leadership position, how do you begin to wrap your arms around the workplace culture and determine if the opportunity would be an ideal fit for you? Neither candidates nor institutional stakeholders want to wade through a search process without some prospect of finding a good fit. Drawing on 26 Continue reading >

Spelman Johnson to attend AACC Annual Convention

Spelman Johnson will be attending the 97th American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA from April 22-25, 2017. You’ll find Ellen Heffernan, President, and Jennifer Hiatt, Search Associate, in the exhibit hall, Booth #119. Please stop by and learn firsthand how our specialized search practice has changed the face of Continue reading >