Executive Search Video: A Better Way to Recruit Executives

Executive Search Video: A Better Way to Recruit Executives

What if there were a better way to conduct executive search? That question inspired us to found The Good Search. It compelled us to innovate a next-gen search firm model, one that address the concerns of search buyers as it makes executive search smarter.

Our latest video shares our vision of a better way to recruit. It gives real examples of just how good executive search can be. All ou have to do is harness the power of data. 

What if . . . ?” It is a question that  has prompted entrepreneurs the world over to found startups and venture capitalists to invest and risk vast sums of money, knowing full well the likelihood of failure is high. The National Venture Capital Association reports that that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail. A story in the Wall Street Journal says the startup failure rate is more like three out of every four. Still, dreaming “what if” is how the Founder of Reddit identified a genuine need and set out of fill it.

We hope the questions we ask in our latest video inspire you to take executive search to the next level the same way it inspired us.



What if Retained Search Could Be Better? | Video

Executive Search Video

Our latest executive search video asks a question that inspired us to found The Good Search in New York City more than a decade ago. We are a next-generation retained executive search practice dedicated to the proposition that there has to be a better way — it is a passion that begins with a simple question,”What if . . . ?”

“What if there were a better way?”

We are an executive search firm with some very big ideas that started with the same question has inspired entrepreneurs the world over to found startups and venture capitalists to invest and risk vast sums of money. The National Venture Capital Association reports that that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail. A story in the Wall Street Journal says the startup failure rate is more like three out of every four. Still, dreaming “what if” is how the Founder of Reddit identified a genuine need and set out of fill it. Daring to believe that there must be a better way than the way everyone else is doing it takes courage and a soupçon of crazy.  Daring actually to do something about it requires full-on Kevin-Kostner Fields of Dreams crazy as in If you build it, he will come.

Nearly a dozen years ago, I came to the conclusion that the retained executive search model was upside down. Traditional search firms emphasized sales and worried too little about execution. At the time, 40% of retained executive searches failed to complete, a figure that was shockingly high and persists to this day. When nearly one-in-two executive searches results in failure, executive search buyers start longing for something better and they too start to wonder,“What if there were a better way?” It is why large corporations are standing up internal executive search teams, bringing executive search in-house. It is why LinkedIn is thriving. It is why The Good Search has seen a dramatic increase in our retained executive search business.


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The Good Search Named Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Business

For Immediate Release

The Good Search Counted Among Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Businesses and Top 100 Diversity-Owned Businesses

Westport, CT: The Good Search, LLC has been named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Connecticut 2012 and to Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Connecticut 2012 . Recognized as one of Connecticut’s “Top Entrepreneurs”, the DiversityBusiness.com awards recognize The Good Search for its overall leadership and economic achievements.

“As a national retained search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City area, we are honored to be recognized once again for our business achievements in the state of Connecticut”, said Krista Bradford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of President of The Good Search, LLC. She continued, “We have long been an advocate for diversity in the executive suite. In fact, one of our most popular service offerings helps insure inclusion of the best and brightest senior-level executives who also happen to be diverse — brilliant women and accomplished leaders of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent.”

This is the 12th annual listing of Connecticut’s top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com and the fourth time The Good Search has received the award. The companies listed on the Top Business Lists represent the Nation’s top multicultural and woman-owned business earners and challenge the long-held notion that a privately held business is small or insignificant. Winners are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small businesses. The Top Business Lists are compiled from companies which have revolutionized the strength and financial viability throughout our communities. Winners are sought after by corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with privately-held businesses.

The List
This List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country who do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site.

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.comIn recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, has named The Good Search, LLC as one of the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in Connecticut for 2012. Companies on the list will be honored later this month at an annual conference in Washington DC.

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search is a national executive search firm headquartered in Westport, CT. It is positioned as the next-generation alternative to contingency and retained search firms. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, the firm takes an investigative approach to search engagements, uncovering top talent others miss and delivering candidates faster and more cost effectively than traditional search firms.  Additional information can be found at http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com.

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities”, “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America”, and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.