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Staffing Advisors Blog

Why CEO Searches Take 6 Months to Complete

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 22, 2017

In a typical CEO or Executive Director search, the hiring process can take 4-8 months. But just where does all that (elapsed) time go? 

Candidly, some of it occurs before we even know there is a search need. It's not uncommon for a committee to devote a month or two solely to the search firm selection process.  But once Staffing Advisors has been retained to run a search, the largest driver of the search timeline is scheduling.

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A CEO Search Committee Chair's Checklist

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 22, 2017

If you are the chair of a search committee you have a daunting list of factors to consider. A CEO search involves far more than posting an ad, collecting resumes and scheduling a few interviews.

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How to Evaluate a Potential Recruiting Firm

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 1, 2017

Several times a week, a potential new client calls our executive search firm to learn more about us. Most people ask us whether we have handled a certain kind of search before, most people want to know our fee structure, and everyone wants to know how long the hiring process will take. 

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Steps to a Successful CEO Search and Succession

Posted by Bob Corlett on May 9, 2017

Three Factors Everyone Forgets When Negotiating Executive Search Firm Contracts

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 27, 2017

The biggest mistake most people make in negotiating executive search firm contracts is focusing solely on the outcome instead of the hiring process. In hiring, your goal is not to merely hire someone qualified; your goal is to hire a top performer, so your contracts need to reflect that.

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When is it Worth the Price to Engage an Executive Search Firm?

Posted by Bob Corlett on December 8, 2016

Why hiring so often leads to disappointment.

Great hiring practices bring hidden issues to light, and provide insight into questions you had not even thought to ask. But most typical hiring practices do the opposite, ignoring more information than they gather, and leaving your hiring decision up to chance. The “insight gap” is what makes an executive search firm worth their fee. It's what justifies the cost of any professional services firm.

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How to Replace an Underperforming Nonprofit Executive

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 16, 2016

Replacing an underperforming executive is one of the most challenging situations that a nonprofit leader must confront.

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How to Justify Executive Search Firm Expenses to your Board

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 13, 2016

From time to time, you need to make a key hire to achieve your nonprofit's mission, and that sometimes requires the services of an executive search firm who specializes in nonprofit executive placement.

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