Executive Search Blog | The Good SearchBoard and senior-level executive search in media and technology
The Executive Search Blog by The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford is here to help make executive recruiting smarter, easier, and less stressful for you. Without a doubt, executive searches are incredibly important. A senior executive hire can make or break a company. But it doesn’t have to break you.
A former Emmy-Award winning investigative reporter and television journalist, Ms. Bradford digs deep to share leadership talent acquisition secrets and best practices. She reports on the latest recruiting trends, provides advice to top executives, shares her favorite software tools, and talks about the meaning of work (and life.)
If you like what you read here, share it with your friends. That way, others find the posts more easily . . .
Why Companies Block Recruiter Calls and Emails Companies block recruiter calls and emails to prevent headhunters from poaching talent. The puppetmaster impulse is understandable. Most enterprises invest a small fortune to recruit, train, and onboard senior executives...read more
VC Warns Greed Isn't Good Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has written a piece in his blog entitled Greed isn't Good, when you'd expect someone who regularly deals in millions and billions of dollars to say quite the opposite. I find that refreshing. A Lesson in...read more
When to Use an Executive Search Firm Generally, employers use an executive search firm when a search is important enough to warrant the investment. I use the word "investment" for a reason. A retained executive search will likely cost you a minimum of $50,000 and...read more
The Executive Search for U.S. President and the Reckoning During the Presidential Campaign, I posed a question. "Politics aside, what candidate would we hire in a hypothetical executive search for U.S. President?" The question is meant to viewed through a business...read more
Top Executive Search Firms List: How to Build Your Own If you have a senior executive search you need to conduct, it is only natural to wonder what the top executive search firms are. There used to be a comprehensive directory of executive recruiters by Kennedy...read more
LinkedIn Skill Endorsements Whenever I receive a LinkedIn Skill Endorsement, I get a little thrill that someone has recognized my expertise. But when click to review the LinkedIn profile of the endorser, I am puzzled. Clearly, the person is in my network as a...read more
Stalking the Elusive Retained Recruiter Senior executives are often advised to cultivate a relationship with a leading retained executive recruiter as a way to get ahead. However, that is not an easy thing to do. Let's say you've done all that a good executive should...read more
Ageism in Recruiting ERE Media's Todd Rafael tackles the hot topic of ageism in recruiting and executive search in an interview with The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3nnq0hIpeU Ageism exists. So it is more a question of what...read more
Woman Speaker Shortage Susan Danziger, the Founder and CEO of Ziggeo, offers up a frank observation in a recent blog post: Spotlighting Females at Conferences: A Mandate for Change. The woman that's brought you video technology that lets you record, curate and play...read more
Executive Recruiters Slay So CEOs Slay Executive recruiters deliver star executives so that our clients can be more successful. We recruit the human capital that venture-capital-backed startups and Fortune 100 companies need to win. Yet to recruit well, one must...read more