Simon Mullins is one of the smartest people in our space. In this article he explains that one of the challenges of the leadership recruiter is to push back against the "easy" hire. He also raises some questions about using "Hiring Manager Satisfaction" as a metric - pointing out that the ultimate client of the recruiter is the shareholder and the C-Suite.
Although Simon's primary audience is in-house search, this article is just as valid for those at retained search firms - I recommend it to those on both sides of the fence.
Simon was kind enough to speak at The World Executive Search Congress in 2016, and I'm delighted to say he's joining us again in 2017 - full details to follow, but it will be London on October 9-10.
Corporate Executive Recruiting is the ‘gatekeeper of the leading edge’; executive recruiters are not theorists, planners or process managers at core, but literally the ‘stewards of the next version of the organization’.