What is your current position and company? MD, BeecherMadden and Nicoll Curtin. A global headhunting firm, currently building our US business. How long has it taken you to get there? 12 years What was your very first professional position? My first role from university was in real estate. What is one thing[…]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlareffold/?originalSubdomain=uk If there is something you can easily pay someone else to do, then do it! Your time is more valuable and can be used to work on your business, or to give you some much needed time to relax. Taking away the pressure to do it all, will make you more productive in business.[…]
Karla Reffold, MD and Founder of BeecherMadden, the leading governance recruitment company based in London and New York, has been accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries. Karla Reffold joins other Forbes Human Resources Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network[…]
I am CEO of BeecherMadden, a niche recruitment business with offices in London and New York. I also speak often on women in cyber security, where we are under-represented. Women need to take the emotion out of negotiating. Negotiating isn’t just working with a client, or supplier, but will happen in everyday interactions. If you[…]
I am the CEO of BeecherMadden, a niche recruitment business focussed on corporate governance, with offices in London and New York. We produce annual salary surveys and regular updates on salary trends. Online salary data, can be highly misleading for companies when setting salaries for new roles. Particularly in niche roles, or growth markets, this[…]
Not to worry about what people think or say about you. When you run a business, it is inevitable that you will have a supplier, or ex-employee, that doesn’t agree with how you do things. Often, they won’t have the full picture and you may not be able to give it to them. Staff members[…]
Total belief in your idea and a solid plan on how you will make it happen. When I started my business, almost everyone suggested caution. Very few people around me were supportive of me going into business and out of employment. In my experience, this is even harder as a female, where people expect you[…]
Networking events can be difficult until you are further into your career but there are lots of online sources you can use to get started. Connect with people on LinkedIn and Twitter and ask for their help. If you have connected with a few people before an event, it can make it easier to go[…]
I travel a lot with work and I normally forget an essential technical item. Headphones, phone charger or adaptor sockets are all useful gifts!
Looking smart is important in my line of work, so I love a manicure. And if you can book the appointment for me, saving me time, even better!