We at BSG believe that great businesses are run on people. Talent is the lifeblood of business. And almost all of our clients have a business context that requires what we call the “builder-leader” profile.
We do business. We KNOW business, not just headhunting. We believe that to do really effective search you need to get business and headhunting. This isn’t just generic business that many search industry generalists espouse. Rather, it’s industry specific knowledge—of vertical industry sectors like SaaS software, the for-profit education industry sector, healthcare technology, business process-outsourcing sector, and the manufacturing and retail sectors. These are just some of the industry verticals in which we claim deep contextual business knowledge.
We do relationships. Rather than one search wonders that feel more like one night stands, we want to be your trusted talent adviser and not an occasional supplier. And through these relationships we build a deep understanding of what success looks like in your business, and which candidates both will and will not be accretive to your business and its goals.
Avoid the costly mistakes of bad hires and improper fits. These 7 search strategies carry with them a high risk of failure—ignore them at your peril or apply these lessons to your next search to improve your chances of success.