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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.)
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For Immediate Release The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford is featured diversity speaker at Harvard University's Sixth Annual IT Summit Westport, CT: Krista Bradford, the Founder and CEO of The Good Search, LLC, is a featured diversity speaker at the Sixth Annual IT...read more
Executive Feminism Begins with Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIN1F0TyadM Celebrating International Women’s Day, the First Lady of the United States spoke on behalf of Let Girls Learn and teaches us a lesson in executive feminism: you can't get there if...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrCHz1gwzTo (Updated 22 Feb 2016) Okay. So Beyoncé detonates a video the day before the Super Bowl: Formation. Ka-blam. Why do I care? I recruit technology executives for a living. And at the senior executive level: diversity matters....read more
Retained Search Firm Diversity Video It is reasonable to wonder whether the lack of retained search firm diversity has a bearing on the diversity of the senior executives and board members that they recruit. That's what I talk about in our latest video, a follow-on...read more
Companies seeking to boost executive diversity frequently will say that they want a top performer who "happens to be diverse". The phrase gets tacked on as a kind of afterthought, suggesting diversity plays no role in the minds of the stakeholders involved. Nothing...read more
The Race for Technology Company Diversity Increasingly technology company diversity is in the public spotlight. Some of the most prominent technology companies in the country once again have made their diversity data public. The diversity statistics offer insight...read more
Newsflash: there's a gender pay gap. Women make less than men in the developed world. (Okay, okay. We know this already. This is just my clumsy attempt at wry humor in face of the latest reminder that we female types have a ways to go to achieve parity . . .) The...read more
While African-Americans comprise 13% of the U.S. population, just 1% of coders at Google, Facebook, and other leading Silicon Valley tech companies are black. If it is so very hard for Silicon Valley companies to hire deserving black coders, you can draw straight line from that gap up to the lack of diversity at the senior executive level.read more
I’ve been chewing on it a while. I’ve had something I’ve wanted to say. Executive search firm diversity matters. I know it is impolitic to discuss issues with one’s own industry. I am fully aware it is so much safer to remain silent (and boring). But truth is the executive search firm business lacks diversity.read more
Search Firm Diversity (or Lack Thereof) When I was a board member of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters, I served on a committee that lined up speakers for IACPR events. As a former journalist, I was naturally drawn to hot topics --...read more