Millions of Lower Middle Market Jobs at Risk in Today’s Paycheck Protection Program Vote

April 9 , 2020 acumen-talent

Millions of Lower Middle Market Jobs at Risk in Today’s Paycheck Protection Program Vote  

Webinar: Leading through COVID-19

March 27 , 2020 acumen-talent

We’re all in this together. That’s why my colleagues and I want to share our expertise with other local business leaders. Join this panel of

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SBA – Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

March 25 , 2020 acumen-talent

This slide deck came from our friend, Sherrie Henson of Columbia Bank.  

How to Thrive in a Time of Video Interviews

March 24 , 2020 web

By Molly Norton To all of our Valued Clients, Candidates, and Community Partners, While COVID-19 has brought all of us a great amount of uncertainty,

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Attention PNDC Members

March 2 , 2020 acumen-talent
2020 PNDC Scholarship Flyer

Welcome to Your Future

February 26 , 2020 acumen-talent

Acumen was a sponsor for Columbia Bank’s “Welcome to Your Future” presentation. @Rick Pay and @Vinay Rao did a great job highlighting how ANY manufacturer

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Work Flexibility is the Key to Recruiting and for Building a Culture of Trust

February 11 , 2020 acumen-talent

The number 1 request from candidates is Work Flexibility. We, Acumen Executive Search, have been interviewing and placing Director-level through C-Level candidates since 2007, and

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The Acumen Approach – Now Backed By Behavioral Science

February 4 , 2020 acumen-talent

Acumen spends a great deal of time with our managerial through executive-level candidates.  First and foremost, as true partners with our client companies, we need

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Happy Holidays

December 12 , 2019 web

Happy Holidays from your friends at Acumen.  

Acumen’s Open House Was a Success

December 11 , 2019 web No Comments

Thank you to everyone who came to Acumen’s Open House and helped make it a successful evening. We were excited to share our new home

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Acumen Executive Search is proud to announce the successful placement of Ted Allen as Consulting Chief Financial Officer for PlusPoint Consulting.

November 6 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Executive Search is proud to announce the successful placement of Ted Allen as Consulting Chief Financial Officer for PlusPoint Consulting.   About Ted Allen:

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Finding True Professional Fulfillment

November 1 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

By Megan Castleman For the majority of today’s workforce, more waking hours are spent during the week dedicated to our professions than spent with family

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Outsourcing & Company Culture

October 29 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

By Megan Castleman I recently attended a seminar on using outsourcing as a strategic business tool and it provoked some thought. It is oftentimes a fiscally

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Stop Lying to Job Candidates About the Role

September 24 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article, Stop Lying to Job Candidates About the Role,, by Atta Tarki and Jeff Weiss. Atta and

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Acumen Executive Search is proud to announce the hire of Bryan Bast as CEO for Food and Beverage Innovations.

August 13 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Food & Beverage Innovations’ Board of Directors was on a quest to find a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for their growing organization. Board members contacted

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Suzanne Hanifin joins Professional 50

May 3 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Suzanne Hanifin recently joined the Professional 50, a network of Greater Portland’s Elite Exit/Succession professionals. Each member of Professional 50 has been endorsed by others

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Karen Anderson to be a panelist May 22nd

April 24 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Join Acumen’s Karen Anderson and others May 22nd at 8 am for “Attracting, Growing and Retaining Talented Employees in the Manufacturing Sector” to learn best

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The Inside Skinny on Getting Noticed.

April 8 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

United Professional Women Accelerating Relationships & Development is hosting “The Inside Skinny on Getting Noticed“. Recruiters are 13% less likely to click on a woman’s bio

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Congrats to Scott Cooper – New MEDP Executive Director

April 3 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Executive Search is proud to announce the successful placement of Scott Cooper as Executive Director for McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP). The MEDP board was looking to replace its outgoing

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Milwaukie Repair Fair April 6, 2019 10am – 2pm

April 2 , 2019 web No Comments

Come see Acumen’s Amanda Szeto at the Milwaukie Repair Fair April 6, 2019!

Suzanne Hanifin awarded Dave Grimshaw Award for Volunteer of the Year

March 15 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

On March 10, 2019 at Mt Hood Meadows, Oregon Cancer Ski Out (OCSO) awarded Suzanne Hanifin the Dave Grimshaw Award Volunteer of the Year. Suzanne

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Small Business Hiring Trends for 2019

March 5 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Businesses are growing and creating more jobs. Finding qualified people to fill those positions in a booming economy is a challenge. According to a

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PwC 2018 Family Business Survey Results Are Out

February 21 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

PricewaterhouseCooper’s released the results of their survey PwC Global Family Business Survey Results 2018. It finds family businesses to be in good health. Revenue is

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Acumen partners with MEDP

January 8 , 2019 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Executive & Talent Search (Acumen) is proud to partner with McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) in the search for their new Executive Director. Acumen

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‘Tis the Season

December 11 , 2018 acumen-talent No Comments

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the Acumen Team ~ Suzanne, Karen, Amanda, Molly, and Chris.

Acumen Receives Award from PNDC

November 21 , 2018 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Executive Search was the proud recipient of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) 2018 Sustaining Member of the Year Award for their ongoing leadership,

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OEDA Conference – Where Great People and Ideas Connect

October 17 , 2018 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen was a proud sponsor and exhibitor at OEDA’s (Oregon Economic Development Association) Annual Fall Conference in Klamath Falls. The conference is an opportunity for

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How to Conduct a Search for Your Right Search Partner

October 2 , 2018 acumen-talent No Comments

By Molly Norton The Most Critical Component of an Executive Search Takes Place Before the Search for an Executive  From Laszlo Bock, former SVP of

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August 23 , 2018 acumen-talent No Comments

PNDC is seeking a Business Development Representative and an Events & Member Services Coordinator to drive customer relationships and grow our membership in the Puget

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Lunch & Learn: What’s Next

May 31 , 2018 web No Comments

Acumen’s Suzanne Hanifin and Karen Anderson are hosting:   Lunch & Learn – What’s Next June 12 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm at: Portland State Business

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The Cost of a Bad Executive Hire

May 22 , 2018 web No Comments

Maybe that new executive you just hired, the one everyone thought was so great – isn’t. But, to be fair, you want to give him

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Narrowing Scope & Aligning Internal Strategies

October 27 , 2017 web No Comments
Narrowing Scope & Aligning_Case Study

High Growth Requiring Change Management

August 12 , 2017 acumen-talent No Comments

Oregon Minimum Wage Increase on July 1, 2017

June 28 , 2017 acumen-talent

June 28, 2017- A recent article written by Barran Liebman associate Andrew M. Narus reminds Oregon business owners of the next minimum wage increase, scheduled

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Acumen Launches Website Refresh

March 31 , 2017 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Recruiting proudly announces the launch of its newly updated website, a talent acquisition firm specializing in Director Level to C-suite leadership positions. The

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Women-Owned Businesses are Growing

October 7 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

As a certified Women-Owned Business, Acumen is proud to be part of the national and local trend of fast growing Women-Owned Businesses.  According The Business

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HEAT Oregon Annual Gala

August 29 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Executive & Talent Search loves to support our community and our non-profits.  HEAT is a great organization that helps thousands of Oregonians every year.  Please

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Massachusetts changes interview laws- is Oregon next?

August 20 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

The New York Times (August 2, 2016) posted an article announcing that The State of Massachusetts has become the first State to bar employers from

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Women in STEM – great event

July 21 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen Executive & Talent Search is a proud supporter of Oregon Biosciences Association who is hosting an incredible event for Women in STEM.  Come join

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Acumen Supports PIVOT Job Corp

June 27 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen is proud supporter of PIVOT Job Corp. Besides having a PIVOT student two days per week at Acumen, we also volunteered for a “job

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USDOL Announces 2016 FLSA White-Collar Exemption Final Rules

May 19 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

Davis Wright Tremaine LLC posted the latest update regarding FLSA White-Collar Exemptions Rules. We want to share it the information of who qualifies for over-time. 

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Biosciences in Oregon Makes Big Economic Impact

May 6 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

Acumen is honored and thankful to Oregon Biosciences Association to be invited to a special BioSciences, Oregon Economic Impact Study event with special speakers: Suzanne

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Acumen’s Karen Anderson honored by Clackamas County

April 26 , 2016 acumen-talent No Comments

Clackamas County – Community Impact Awards are presented by the Clackamas County Community Action Board to honor individuals and organizations that achieve significant results fighting

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Congrats to Denise McCarty – New Oregon Bio Executive Director

March 19 , 2016 web

Acumen is proud to announce the successful placement of Denise McCarty at Oregon Bioscience Associate. Click on the image to read the full article.

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