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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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Headhunters Beat LinkedIn in Google Trends

Headhunters Beat LinkedIn in Google Trends

Headhunters continue to beat LinkedIn Recruiter in Google Trends. It is not yet possible LinkedIn Recruiter to download an interest, qualified candidate using LinkedIn LinkedIn Recruiter. If I were asked to interpret the data, it suggests companies still need headhunters to do the work of recruiting — to identify, qualify, interview, and ultimately deliver a hire.

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The Cost of Devaluing Women Executives

The Cost of Devaluing Women Executives

Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck says that we are we finally “beginning to recognize is that demeaning and devaluing women is an insidious, expensive problem.”

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The Silence Breakers Beget The Pay Raisers

The Silence Breakers Beget The Pay Raisers

2018 will be the Year of The Pay Raisers. Equal pay is my wish for the New Year. It is an aspiration inspired by Time Magazine naming The Silence Breakers as its Person of the Year 2017.

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How to Tell If Your Company Ready for AI

How to Tell If Your Company Ready for AI

Many retailers didn’t recognize the risk of the Internet before it was too late. The same goes for data science and AI. We are now in the era where artificial intelligence is being harnessed for competitive advantage. Is your company ready for AI?

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VC Fred Wilson Warns Greed Isn’t Good

VC Fred Wilson Warns Greed Isn’t Good

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has written a piece in his blog entitled “Greed isn’t Good” when you’d expect someone who regularly deals in billions of dollars to say quite the opposite.

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When Should I Use an Executive Search Firm?

When Should I Use an Executive Search Firm?

Employers use an executive search firm when a search is important enough to warrant the investment. I use the word “investment” for a reason.  A retained executive search will likely cost you a minimum of $50,000 and averages $100,000 or more — typically one-third of a candidate’s first-year total cash compensation.

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The Executive Search for U.S. President and the Reckoning

The Executive Search for U.S. President and the Reckoning

During the Presidential Campaign, I posed the question, “Politics aside, what candidate would we hire in a hypothetical executive search for U.S. President?” The question is meant to viewed through a business lens, not partisan politics.

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Top Executive Search Firms List: How to Build Your Own

Top Executive Search Firms List: How to Build Your Own

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?

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