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Eye-Opening Executive Search Research Video

Our latest executive search research video tackles one of the biggest issues in executive recruiting: searching with your eyes closed. That is how most passive candidates are identified. Candidate sourcing teams and executive recruiters primarily search LinkedIn and they fail to connect the dots, Little, if any, research is conducted to gather market intelligence and to get the lay of the land. As a result, far too many recruiters end up lost. Far too many searches end up unfilled.

Executive search research, when performed by experts, is a best practice. It gives you the insights you need to set your search strategy. It provides you with state-of-the-market insights on how and where your competitors recruit. It analyzes talent pools to determine which ones to target and what kind of talent you should recruit. For famously challenging-to-fill data science and artificial intelligence roles, this form of human capital intelligence is more than a best practice. It is a survival guide.  It gives you your best shot at recruiting the talent you need.

On average, 40% of retained executive searches fail to complete. They fail because executive search firms and corporate executive recruiting lack the advanced research expertise needed to make executive search smarter.  With the amount of data doubling in the world every two years, executive recruiters are drowning in candidate data. They simply don’t have the skills necessary to separate the signal from the noise: the contenders from everyone else. Time and again, ideal candidates are missed. As a result, executive openings go unfilled for months. The failure to fill important openings exacts a tremendous cost. Companies can lose millions in revenues, time-to-market, and lost morale. The longer a search drags on, the more exhausted existing employees become and the more motivated they are to leave.

Research is the execution engine of executive recruiting that identifies and delivers top talent: build a better engine and you create the ultimate recruiting machine. With Intellerati, corporate executive recruiters have a tremendous opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by making executive search smarter. Our latest video describes the new paradigm.

Intellerati is a human capital intelligence and executive search research firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area. We recruit board and senior-level executives for some of the most powerful and successful companies in media and technology. We do it direct and on-demand. Positioned as an alternative to retained executive search firms, Intellerati partners with hiring executives and internal executive recruiters, serving as a natural extension of their own in-house recruiting teams.