Business Insights

The Legal Landscape: What Companies Need to Know About Legal Executive Search

When you are looking for a Chief Legal Officer, VP of Legal Affairs, or a partner in a private practice, it is important to select an executive search firm that understands how to approach candidates with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

The Growing Importance of Marketing Executives in the Digital Age

If you need a marketing executive search, you’re not alone. At any one time, there are hundreds of CMO job openings in North America and more than a thousand globally.

The Power of Personal Branding for Executives

At certain points in their career, executives want to keep growing inside their organizations or outside. Maybe they want to position themselves for a promotion or new job, sit on boards, or be recognized as an industry leader.

PIXCELL Supports L’Étoile de Pacho with La Soirée Cassiopée

François Piché-Roy, President and Managing Partner of PIXCELL – Leaders Recruiting Leaders, will be the Honorary Chair of the second La Soirée Cassiopée. Proceeds from the fundraising event go to L’Étoile de Pacho, an organization dedicated to supporting the parents of children with severe disabilities.

The Intersection of IT and Digital Transformation: The New Breed of IT Executives

Nearly 90% of large companies are in the process of digital transformation and artificial intelligence initiatives — with varying degrees of success. An IT executive search can be the difference between a profitable future and an expensive mess.

How to Find the Right Talent for Retail & Distribution Leadership

The retail industry has undergone profound change in just a few short years and so has the retail executive search process. hat should not come as a surprise since nearly every aspect of retail and distribution has changed

How Executive Search Firms are Transforming Operations Management Recruitment

See how top executive search firms are leveraging recruitment innovation and talent acquisition strategies to optimize operations executive searches.

Essential Traits of Successful Professional Services Leaders

Essential Traits of Successful Professional Services Leaders

See the key leadership traits that professional services executive search firms look for in evaluating high-caliber candidates.

Expert Insights: How to Choose the Right Executive Search Firm for Your Company

Discover the best practices of executive search firms and how to find the right fit for your organization.

PIXCELL makes its mark with CFR Global Executive Search

François Piché-Roy, President and Managing Partner at PIXCELL – Leaders Recruiting Leaders, the exclusive partner of CFR Global Executive Search in Canada since 2021, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of CFR Global Executive Search and named Regional Director for North America.

Navigating the Complex World of Financial Services Executive Recruitment

Financial services has evolved significantly over the past decade. FinTech has upended many traditional financial sectors and is forcing companies to think differently about the future when conducting a financial services executive search.

The Art of CFO Recruitment: Strategies for Finding Top Financial Leaders

The role of the Chief Financial Officer has evolved dramatically beyond being an organization’s top financial leader. CFO recruiters are increasingly looking for business leaders who are capable of managing in any economic environment.

Building a High-Performing Board of Directors: The Role of Executive Search

Highly-functioning boards of directors have diverse and engaged board members. Learn how board of directors’ search firms approach recruiting.

How PropTech Innovations are Shaping the Future of Headhunting in the Real Estate & Construction Industries

Discover the impact of real estate technology innovations on the real estate and construction industries.

How Executive Search Firms Help Companies Find the Perfect CEO

Turnover in 2023 among the CEO ranks has hit record levels — nearly double the numbers over the past two years. Hiring your next CEO can reinvigorate your company, build on your success

Post-pandemic real estate: When executives and properties reinvent themselves | PIXCELL

While all economic sectors have had to adapt since the pandemic, the real estate industry has been and continues to be particularly hard hit.

Leading in uncertain times

There has never been a more challenging time to be a CEO or member of senior management. How to be a good leader in uncertain times: thoughts from elite recruiters.

Will AI replace humans in executive recruitment?

What impact can we expect on recruitment? How are head hunters using artificial intelligence? PIXCELL answers your questions.

How to deliver difficult feedback and generate change

With the right intention, openness and emotional intelligence, it is quite possible to deliver difficult feedback in a positive way.

Managers, do you know how to lead from home?

Keeping performance up in a remote work environment takes the right balance of trust and supervision. PIXCELL’s elite talent recruiters share a few tips.

Workforce challenges: PIXCELL attends annual gathering on Quebec shipbuilding supply chain

François Piché-Roy, President and Senior Consultant, took part in a panel to discuss the challenges of training, retention and recruitment.

Labour shortages and DEI: Solutions for executive recruitment

Trying to overcome DEI issues and labour shortages without compromising on leader quality? Some food for thought and possible solutions.

Psychometric tests: A helpful executive recruitment tool, even post-hire

Why our headhunters recommend psychometric or performance testing for all executive recruitment processes.

Post-pandemic executive searches

More than two years after the start of the pandemic, where do we stand? And more importantly: what’s next? PIXCELL explores these questions.

How to overcome imposter syndrome during a promotion

You finally have the chance to move into a higher-level management position, but you are doubting yourself. Here are some tips for being confident in your abilities.

Executives: How executive support groups can help you manage better

Feeling alone at the top? Instead of keeping to yourself, why not join a support network to talk about your challenges and successes?

Your employer has made a counter-offer. Should you accept it?

After announcing your resignation, your employer comes back with an attractive counter-offer. What do you do? Some advice from PIXCELL’s headhunters.

Changing Jobs: How to Make the Right Choice

Experienced headhunters offer ideas to consider to help you make the right decision.

Four Strategies for Managing Your Team When Short-staffed

The labour shortage is putting enormous pressure on current employees. PIXCELL offers four potential ways to better manage this situation.

3rd part: The Challenges of the Digital Transformation Executive

What are the key steps to hiring a digital transformation leader and helping them succeed? Find out in the final installment in our series.

2nd Part: The Challenges Faced by Digital Transformation Executives

How should a company prepare before hiring a CTO? PIXCELL shares five keys to success for any digital transformation.

1st Part: The Challenges of the Digital Transformation Executive

What is behind this trend that is changing the way companies do business and dividing opinion on executive boards? Read the first article in our series.

Shortage of Talent in Private Equity

To put it mildly, 2020 and 2021 have been unconventional years, and their major impact on the recruitment of PE professionals is consequently no surprise.

Executive Search Firm PIXCELL Becomes the Exclusive Canadian Partner of CFR Global Executive Search

PIXCELL is proud to join the international network of CFR Global Executive Search as an exclusive Canadian partner.

Talent Management: Looking Back on 2021, and What to Watch For in 2022

A year ago, as we neared the end of 2020, all signs pointed to 2021 as promising a fresh start in the “new normal.” With vaccination in full swing and companies making return-to-office plans, we were hopeful about the crisis coming to an end.

Unsuccessful candidates: why feedback is crucial

At PIXCELL, when a candidate is eliminated from a hiring process, we do not just send out a run-of-the-mill rejection email.

As a CEO, have you given enough thought to your succession plan?

No matter how old you are, you should already be planning for your succession. Here are some tips for developing your succession plan.

Do brick-and-mortar offices still have their place?

Many CEOs are rethinking the role of physical office space. How should companies approach at-home and in-office work in the post-pandemic era?

What does your ideal candidate really want?

When qualified candidates are few and far between, how do you respond as a company? Understanding the priorities of your future employees is a good start.

Creating an inclusive culture: going beyond diversity

There is a great deal of talk about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in today’s corporate circles. Although many companies have recruitment programs to encourage diversity in the workplace,

Executive compensation plan: a strategic tool

Companies use competitive compensation plans to attract high-potential candidates and retain their current executives.

How to hire for emotional intelligence

We all know or have heard of managers who, while perfect on paper, are poor leaders. How is it that these qualified, competent individuals are ineffective at leading a team?

How to give a good 360-degree review that drives change

A 360-degree review means that managers are evaluated not only by their bosses but also by various collaborators both within and outside of the company: employees, coworkers, partners, clients, etc.

Solutions to help your board of directors meet cybersecurity challenges

A new study by McAfee reveals that, in 2019, cybercrime was responsible for more than $1 trillion in losses worldwide, a 50% increase from 2018. And since the start of the pandemic alone, cybercrime incidents have jumped by 300%.

How to motivate your employees: three tried-and-true theories, explained

Behind every successful company, there are top-performing, engaged employees. Are you wondering how to motivate employees as a manager?

Executive search consulting, headhunting and recruitment: what is the difference?

At PIXCELL, we have been called both an executive search consultant and a headhunting firm. However, in practice, these terms refer to two distinct recruitment approaches.

How do executive search firms find candidates?

Finding good candidates is one of the main recruitment challenges facing companies today. This is especially true when there is a labour shortage

Communication as a tool for engagement in times of crisis

Events as destabilizing as a pandemic cause a lot of anxiety among employees. Is the company strong enough to weather a downturn? Will I be just as productive with this change? Will I lose my job? In fact,

How to write a CEO resume

An executive CV is far more than a summary of a candidate’s experience, accomplishments and skills for a position. It is a veritable advertising tool that makes it easier to market your brand: you. And as with all effective advertising, you need to reach your audience by sending the right messages.

How Long Does an Executive Search Typically Take

This is usually one of the first questions potential clients ask us. When companies are looking to fill an executive position, they are generally hoping to hire someone fast. At PIXCELL,

digital transformation executive search firm Pixcell explains the key roles and executives you need

5 Key Roles To Help Companies Deftly Navigate A Digital Transformation

Digital transformation means more than just automating processes or digitizing essential information. It is a strategy that allows small businesses and multinationals alike to improve their performance and customer experience and generate new revenue streams.

manage your companys managers with Pixcell

5 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Company’s Managers

For most executives, their direct reports are not regular employees but managers. Executives rely on their managers to implement the company’s vision, goals, and strategies as well as to manage all the employees they supervise.

executive search agency Pixcell explains effective team leadership in a declining market

Leading Teams When Your Market is in Decline

Growth is wonderful, but the reality is that business is cyclical and markets are sometimes in decline.

Our clients