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.