- Beverly Hills US-CA
With more than 15 years of executive recruitment experience, Dale Sternberg serves as the managing director and executive recruiter for The Firm Search LLC. Throughout her career, Dale Sternberg has completed hundreds of successful recruitment searches for all sizes of businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Since the 2008 economic downturn, hiring trends have begun to shift towards garnering more experienced executives than may have been originally planned. Known as power hires, the appointment of executives with more experience represents a positive trend in today’s markets, benefiting both the executives and the companies that hire them. A recent report by ExecuNet, which has been tracking trends in the executive market for over 20 years, showed several additional positive trends within the job market. Despite the sluggish economy, the report found that over 50% of companies are seeking top-level talent, specifically companies within the industries of high technology, manufacturing, energy, health care, and pharmaceuticals, which is where the majority of executive job growth was expected in 2013. Further, executive recruiters were optimistic about their assignment levels for the year, predicting a 21% increase. However, the report also found that 45% of executives are considering leaving their current jobs. ExecuNet further found that only 53% of executive recruiters felt it was easier to get executives to take their calls, compared to around 63% in previous years. The report also showed how the use of social media and the Internet has affected the market, with 58% of executives feeling that their social media skills need improvement. Further, just over one-quarter of executives placed by search firms in 2012 were first contacted through social media. However, the report still found that executive recruiters are able to fill executive positions a full month before companies on their own, taking only around 3.4 months.
Dale Sternberg joined The Firm Search LLC in Beverly Hills, California, as managing director in 2011. In this capacity, Dale Sternberg is responsible for providing clients with an inside look at market research and branding analytics. When not researching trends in executive recruiting, outside of work she has a keen interest in new technology and how it impacts the quality of life. One such technology that is of particular interest is self-driving cars. Not only is the technology for self-driving automobiles already available, but several major car manufacturers have begun developing successful prototypes. Australian researchers working in conjunction with GoGet have taken the idea a step further and are working toward an autonomous share car that would transport groups of people at the same time. GoGet believes the cars could be driving on Australian roads as soon as 2024. While the current prototype is not self-driving, a quartet of finely-tuned radars along with computer and video systems are bridging the gap between cars with adaptive cruise control and self-parallel parking capabilities, and automobiles that truly operate themselves. Once released, the self-driving share car will utilize traffic accident analytics to cut back on collisions and save lives.