Search Firm SelectionBlog Category Archive
Search firm selection. How to select the right kind of search firm for executive recruiting, diversity talent acquisition, and succession planning engagement? How do you find the best firm for the opening you are trying to fill? What should you pay? What should you watch out for?
A short list of the top executive search firms is readily available in the minds of most CEOs, Chief People Officers, Heads of Talent Acquisition. But what’s a company to do if that short list comes up short?
If you are seeking a retained search firm to conduct an important executive search, one needs a list of questions to screen and assess prospective search firms for selection. However, today were going to talk about what not to ask retained executive search firms.
The executive search industry has witnessed a dramatic shift in how board and senior-level executives are recruited. But what hasn’t changed in how traditional retained search firms recruit. In fact, executive search “best practices” have stayed pretty much the same since they were first developed a half-century ago. And that’s a problem. Executive search “best practices” are not the best anymore: they were never designed to deal with big data.
Since we advocate for better executive search practices and make our feelings known (on this blog and elsewhere), we frequently get asked what are the top New York City area retained search firms