Expand Your Candidate Pipeline I’m surprised at how often I hear about the same recruitment process being followed for identifying candidates for a new opening. The standard search process looks something like this: 1). Get the job description from the hiring executive, 2.) Pull out … Continue readingExpand Your Candidate Pipeline
What is a burn candidate? A “burn candidate” is typically the first candidate a client interviews and who is unlikely to win the job. This first candidate is used as a baseline for future candidates. The thinking goes that if the first candidate was outstanding, … Continue readingWhat is a “burn candidate”?
Hiring from top consulting firms We are a boutique consulting firm are are trying to attract candidates from the larger consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, Bain). We are a growing business and have a great culture. Any thoughts as to why we are not getting any … Continue readingHiring from top consulting firms
What is an “exclusive” relationship? I met with a retained search firm recently and they mentioned that they would take on our search on an exclusive basis. What does this mean? A search firm requiring an exclusive relationship means that they will be the only … Continue readingWhat is an “exclusive” relationship?
The One Question… Our search firm is doing a good job generating flow for our open need. They seem prepared on questions related to compensation, red flags in a candidate’s background, availability, etc. Are there any questions you think we should ask our search professional … Continue readingThe one question clients don’t ask their search firm
Reasons To hire from a consulting firm I know that you pointed out some risks of hiring from consulting firms, but are there compelling reasons for us to consider people from those areas for internal roles? In this post about the reasons not to hire consultants, I … Continue readingReasons To hire from a consulting firm
Reasons Not to hire from a consulting firm We are considering hiring an individual from a consulting firm for one of our marketing leadership roles. What are the main risks in considering a consultant? Consulting firms do a fantastic job selecting the best and brightest … Continue readingReasons Not to hire from a consulting firm
When search partners stop providing candidates We retained an executive search firm for one of our senior openings about 4-5 months ago. Early on there was a lot of progress and activity. We’ve interviewed about 8 candidates but unfortunately we didn’t feel any were the … Continue readingWhen search partners stop providing candidates…
Resumes with typos I received a great resume yesterday of a senior level candidate whose background and current company aligns very well against our role. The issue was that there were 2 obvious typos in the resume. Some of my fellow execs say it is … Continue readingResumes with typos – big deal or not?