As executive search professionals, we have been entrusted by our clients to find the best available talent. Scouring thousands of resumes, interviewing hundreds of candidates on our clients’ behalf, it’s clear that finding great talent is about blending the traditional with the unorthodox.
Many recruiters and search professionals have become lazy and formulaic in how they find and assess talent. Do they come from the right university? They better not have any gaps in their work history! Do they show a progression from junior to senior? Do they have 5 to 7 years experience in a related field? Did they pass the personality test? And quite frankly, some clients have also adopted a “good enough” mentality towards talent acquisition.