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We Recruit Differently

The Good Search is not a traditional search firm by design. We believe you deserve a better executive search experience. Indeed, our investigative approach makes search smarter and gives you more. Candidates you never dreamed existed. Flat fees you can trust. All the research.

We Asked. Then We Listened.

To design a better search experience, we first asked executive search buyers, “What traditional retained search practices bother you?” Then we listened and learned a lot. Next, we identified retained search shortcomings — the things you find so incredibly frustrating about search firms. As a result, we took action: we created the next generation of executive search.

Banish Searches That Fail

For instance, traditional retained executive search firms often fail to deliver game-changing leadership. In fact, the Executive Search Information Exchange (ESIX) has found that 40% of retained searches fail to complete. At The Good Search, statistically, we do not fail.

Eliminate Conflicts of Interest

In addition, we removed the conflict of interest inherent in percentage-based fees in executive search firm pricing. Charging a percentage of the hired candidate’s first-year compensation incentivizes search firms to negotiate higher salaries, potentially compromising a search firm’s loyalty. Our simple flat fee is based on the amount of work we do.

“Owning” a Candidate Is Weird. We Don’t Do That.

Some firms tag candidates for placement fees, making extra work for employers. We reject the notion of “owning” candidates. Actually, we find it a little weird.

Erase Extra Search Fees

Moreover, traditional firms often charge extra when clients hire their candidates for additional roles. Conversely, if our work produces another hire, you don’t pay extra. We invest in your long-term success.

Bar the Black Box

Furthermore, we’ve eliminated the lack of transparency that plagues traditional search firms. While other firms withhold candidate research under the guise of confidentiality, our work is available for you to review 24/7. We share candidate profiles with contact information, fostering trust and enabling you to audit our work.

Our Secret Sauce

Founded by a former investigative journalist, our innovative investigative approach makes search smarter and gives you more. It is how we deliver legendary hires. In contrast, traditional sourcing methods, while useful, do not build the foundation required for excellence.

Dream Candidates

Our investigative approach harnesses the power of information to uncover dream candidates that others miss. Our expertise is unparalleled. Throughout every engagement, we develop actionable intelligence that makes search smarter and more effective. Ultimately, it reveals the shortest path to the perfect hire. That is how we outperform traditional search firms.

We systematically map target companies, creating organizational charts that LinkedIn cannot provide. Indeed, this detailed mapping allows us to locate your ideal executive candidates with precision, enabling game-changing hires.

Make Legendary Hires

In conclusion, by identifying the direct superior of every executive, we achieve laser-like precision in our searches. Consequently, our investigative approach uncovers the best talent—dream candidates you never knew existed. This is why the world’s leading technology companies have become clients of The Good Search.

Technology Recruiters
  1. Discover dream candidates you never knew existed.
  2. Interview more diverse candidates for greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  3. Hire game-changing executives who are invaluable to your success.
  4. Gain valuable competitive intelligence from our investigative search.
  5. Leverage strategic competitive analysis, insights, and opportunities.
  6. Trust the process with no conflicts of interest from percentage fees.
  7. Eliminate the need to track which firms “own” which candidates.
  8. Extend your budget with no extra fees for hiring candidates for other roles.
  9. Access all candidate research we develop for every search.
  10. You can sleep at night. Statistically, there is no chance the search will fall short.

Got Questions? Let’s talk.

No search firm is right for every search every time. Yet we make it a practice to listen to what you’re trying to accomplish and we try to help, regardless.