News, Advice, Info, Conversations + Stories Curated for People Over 50

Croixstone is known for the exceptional level of expertise that both our consultants and direct-hire candidates offer.  And much of that expertise comes from professionals over 50.

We love the curated, online content created for America’s booming older population that is crafted by Next Avenue (produced by Twin Cities PBS out of Minneapolis/St. Paul).

Next Avenue delivers timely insights pertaining to the following topics: 
 – Health
– Money & Policy
– Work & Purpose
– Living
– Caregiving
– Technology

Get to know Next Avenue here.



Back by Popular Demand!

How do you practice the art of networking STRATEGICALLY during a global pandemic?

Join career expert Emily Lopez, the leader of Croixstone Consulting’s human capital practice, for an interactive, 60-minute Zoom video meeting.  With more than 20 years experience in talent acquisition, retention and culture building, Emily is known for her high-energy and motivating style of leadership

You will learn the following: 
 – The “what” of strategic networking
– The “why” of strategic networking
– Practical ideas on “how” to network strategically
– A specific action plan with next steps to leverage your professional & personal ecosystem

Register for free by 5pm on Monday, July 20 here.


Reimagine Your Organization

Now is the time to imagine + build a better company. But how do you thoughtfully create + build impactful + lasting organizational change?

As current business conditions continue to flex and change, now is the time for leaders to recognize that the “next new normal” will require team and agile organizations with the right people in the right places to drive the results. 

Join global business leader Beth Stolarick, founder of Prism Leadership Partners and a senior consultant in Croixstone’s human capital practice, for an interactive, 60-minute Zoom video meeting. Beth is a global human capital leader who has worked across multiple industry sectors and has driven organizational transformation in companies ranging from $1.7B to $55B in revenue. 

You Will Learn the Following

  • How to craft a roadmap to reimagine and transform your organization
  • Tips for strategic communication planning
  • Best practices to drive impactful and lasting organizational change

Event Details

  • Cost: Register for free with Eventbrite registration
  • Registration Deadline: 5pm EDT on Monday, July 6
  • Zoom Log-In Info: Is available via Eventbrite’s “online event page” and will be sent to each registrant in a “Know Before You Go” email to be delivered the night before the event.

“When Will Things Get Back to Normal?”

Economist Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Professor, Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose and noted author) suggests that this is the wrong question to be asking as we work to reopen amidst COVID-19.

As she stated in a TED2020 virtual talk on Monday of this week, “Really, my view is that we need to do everything we can not to go back to normal, because normal was part of the problem.”

The Croixstone team wholeheartedly agrees with the concept that 2020 has delivered an opportunity to fix problematic corporate governance and business structures, and to reimagine ways to do capitalism differently. 

Today, we are focused on the art and science of reimagining the future to build stronger organizations, corporations and communities.



So How Is The Labor Market Looking?

Given our connectivity with middle market and large corporations across the greater Charlotte region, the Croixstone team is asked this question almost every day.

Our answer?  It’s simple.
The story varies greatly based on education level attained.

As of May 2020, the unemployment rate for those with a Bachelors degree or higher was significantly lower than the 15.0% rate for high school graduates with no college degree:

  • Bachelors Degree:  8.4%
  • Masters Degree:  5.6%
  • Professional Degree:  5.9%
  • Doctoral Degree:  3.5% 

Keep in mind that economists have long believed that the overall economy is at “full employment” at a rate of around 5%.

Based on our understanding of these rates and ongoing discussions with c-suite leaders, the Croixstone team believes ample career opportunities continue to exist for highly-educated professionals in today’s workforce.

That said, the market is certainly more competitive in 2020 than the past several years.  For that reason, professionals in career transition mode are wise to focus on their personal branding and professional networking strategies to ensure a competitive edge.