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Koya Leadership Partners Taps Executive Director for Hubbard Street Dance

David McDermott, who currently serves as first deputy commissioner for Chicago’s cultural affairs and special events department, joins the professional dance company effective October 16.

Anne McCarthy, principal – executive search, and Alison Ranney, managing director who heads Koya’s Chicago office, co-led the four-month, national search.

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Massachusetts Pay Equity Legislation: Addressing the Gender Pay Gap

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Salary negotiations can be challenging for both hiring managers and candidates. Finding the right balance between what a job is worth in the marketplace, departmental budget allocations, and candidate desires can be difficult. A new law in Massachusetts aims to eliminate one common factor in the salary negotiation process: candidate salary history.

Established with the goal of closing the gender pay gap, the […]

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What we’re reading at Koya: Books to add to your end-of-summer reading list

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There is still time to add to (or start) a summer reading list. We have surveyed the Koya team to see what they are reading right now, and came up with the following list of 46 titles. From the classics to business, self-help, and inspirational books, there is something here for everyone. 

Business

Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman
The Way […]

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Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement

The Georgetown University Law Center defines a “flexible work arrangement” (FWA) as “any one of a spectrum of work structures that alters the time and/or place that work gets done on a regular basis.” This can include: 1) flexibility in the scheduling of hours worked and/or arrangements regarding shift and break schedules; 2) flexibility in the number of hours worked; and 3) flexibility in the place of work. By some estimates, as much as 40 percent of the U.S. workforce […]

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James Rondeau’s rise at Art Institute Signals Contemporary Art is New Power Base

Last December, Mary Jane Jacob attended a memorial service for Howard Stone, an art collector and Art Institute of Chicago trustee who served on the School of the Art Institute’s board of governors. Jacob is a longtime curator and respected executive director of exhibitions and exhibition studies at the school, and she has attended her share of art-world memorials and celebrations. As she describes it, Stone’s service was suffused with intimacy, thanks in part to the eulogy given by James […]

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