Executive Search

OE Consulting Quarterly Newsletter: 2024

Crown Wellness Institute at UCB
What We’re Working on this Quarter Whole Organization Work: Strategy + Search OE recently completed a year-long collaboration with the Mind & Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama, focusing on applying rigorous scientific methods to understand the mind and foster compassion globally. This partnership involved creating the conditions for [...]
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Hire for Character

What executives so often get wrong about talent acquisition. Many years ago the CEO of an American Fortune 50 company told me that for the first twenty years of his career, he optimized for skill set in his senior hires. Eventually he realized that, when he had to fire someone, [...]
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How Executive Searches Fail

Spoiler Alert: It's probably not what you think If you ask 100 executives what is most likely to cause underperformance in an executive search 90% will get it wrong. Most don’t realize that a high risk of failure is frequently built into their processes before the position is even publicized. [...]
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What Is an Executive Search Firm?  When Should Organizations Retain One?

What Is an Executive Search Firm? An executive search firm provides specialized, hands-on recruitment services designed to identify, contact, and cultivate candidates that possess the skills, talents, experience, and character that clients have identified as crucial to their success.  At OE Consulting, we combine our executive search practice with decades […]

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Understanding the Difference Between Executive Search vs. Recruitment

The terms executive search and recruitment are often used interchangeably, even within the industry. They are, however, different in important ways. Put succinctly, recruitment is best suited to finding multiple entry and mid-level positions for common roles. Executive search is best applied to senior, specialized, unusual, or otherwise hard-to-find roles. […]

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