Executive Search Blog

The Good Executive Seach Blog

 

The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford is here to help make executive recruiting smarter, easier, and less stressful for you. Ms. Bradford is a well respected executive search thought leader.  A former Emmy-Award winning investigative reporter and television journalist, Ms. Bradford digs deep to share leadership talent acquisition secrets and best practices. Feedspot lists her executive search blog as one of the Top 100 Recruitment Blogs.

The Executive Search Blog features three special collections: Careers, Diversity, and Executive Search. First, our Careers Collection is dedicated to career advice from executive recruiters themselves. We offer candid feedback on how to make yourself stand out as an executive candidate. Secondly, our Diversity Collection highlights not only the importance of diversity in executive search, but shares diversity recruiting best practices. Lastly, our Executive Search Collection features blog posts to help help executive search firm selection and to share our executive recruiting best practices.

We also have dedicated pages for some of the most commonly asked questions about executive search. In our page What Top Executive Search Firms Lists Can You Trust, we share our analysis of seven popular top search firms lists and share the list we find to be the most reliable. In addition to that, we also share our personal list of Top Executive Search Firms in NYC. We also answer two other common questions: what does executive search cost and what is the difference between contingency and retained search firms.  

As always, we welcome your thoughts and comments on topics you would like to see covered next. 

Pandemic Risks Gender Equality for Working Women

Pandemic Risks Gender Equality for Working Women

Pandemic Risks Gender Equality for Working Women The 6th annual McKinsey's Women in the Workplace 2020 lays out in stark terms. The progress women have made toward gender equality in the workplace is at risk. This study, conducted in partnership with LeanIn.Org,...

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Executive Recruiting for the New Normal

Executive Recruiting for the New Normal

Executive Recruiting for the New Normal   Executive search during COVID has forever changed recruiting as we know it. Executive recruiting for the new normal will never be the same because we will never be the same. We humans have changed. We have transformed how...

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Why Local Hiring Is More Important Than Ever with COVID-19

Why Local Hiring Is More Important Than Ever with COVID-19

For Essential Leaders, Go Local   COVID-19 is creating a growing number of challenges for companies seeking leadership talent. Those challenges are making local hiring more important than ever before. The reason? The more the Novel Coronavirus spreads, the more...

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How to Tell If You Need an Executive Search Firm

How to Tell If You Need an Executive Search Firm

When to Use an Executive Search Firm   You have a C-level executive opening. Your gut tells you a VP-level search will be incredibly hard to fill. Your startup has hit the hockey-stick inflection point in its growth and needs more experienced leadership to scale....

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How to Determine What an Executive Search Will Cost

How to Determine What an Executive Search Will Cost

Executive Search Firm Pricing   Search firm pricing is a top concern of executive search buyers. Whenever employers have an important board or senior-level opening to fill, it is reasonable to ask, "What does an executive search cost?" Of course, there is no easy...

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12 Reasons to Hire a Headhunter

12 Reasons to Hire a Headhunter

Hire a HeadHunter If your company is experiencing dramatic growth or is in the midst of a corporate turn-around, chances are you need to hire a headhunter. The reason is simple: senior executive searches are simply too important.  Executive leaders at that level can...

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Why Headhunters Fail and What to Do About It

Why Headhunters Fail and What to Do About It

Why Headhunters Fail Most traditional retained search headhunters do not have recruiting research expertise. Headhunters would rather focus on “more important” things like reeling in the next client. There’s a reason. Headhunter compensation is closely tied to how...

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What are the Steps of the Executive Search Process?

What are the Steps of the Executive Search Process?

Understanding the Executive Search Process The executive search process varies little between different retained executive search firms. In fact, the basic steps of the retained search process are described by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), an...

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