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Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

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...

What is a “burn candidate”?

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...

Hiring from top consulting firms

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...

What is an “exclusive” relationship?

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...

Reasons To hire from a consulting 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...