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Christian Spletzer

Christian Spletzer
After years of working as an executive recruiter, Christian Spletzer founded Clockwork to improve how search firms and clients work together on retained search projects. He designed Clockwork to help recruiters demonstrate their consultative value to their clients at every stage of each project.

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Why Creating A Targeted Mailing List for Your Success Notifications Will Benefit Your Executive Search Firm

Christian Spletzer - May 7, 2019

It’s common practice in executive search for recruiters to send out “success emails” following the placement of a candidate. The purpose of these emails is simple: to alert colleagues, past clients, and also potential clients that you or your firm just completed a search. It’s a PR announcement that doubles, in this sense, as a marketing mechanism. It’s a smart practice.

The problem that many recruiters run into, however, is that they blindly send these emails out to all of the contacts in their network—even if the placement they’re announcing isn’t relevant to that particular contact.

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The Consultative Aspect Of Executive Recruiting Can Make Or Break Your Search

Christian Spletzer - April 22, 2019

There is more to executive recruiting than quickly finding and placing quality candidates. Yes, finding the right candidate is a key aspect of search, but as an executive recruiter, a huge part of your role is partnering with clients in a consultative capacity.

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The Eight Stages of Successful Retained Search

Christian Spletzer - February 12, 2019

I’ve worked in the search industry for most of my career. Over the years—first as a recruiter and later as the founder and CEO of a recruitment software company—I’ve developed a deep understanding of how this industry operates. Probably the most important lesson I’ve learned is how successful executive search firms operate.

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Stage 1: Find Work

Christian Spletzer - February 12, 2019

This article is the second of a 12-article series about The Eight Stages of Successful Retained Search. By reading the entire series, you and your search team will learn the overall retained search process, how each role is connected and dependent on the others, and how to most effectively proceed from the first stage to the last.

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Stage 2: Win Work

Christian Spletzer - February 12, 2019

This article is the third of a 12-article series about The Eight Successful Stages of   Retained Search. By reading the entire series, you and your search team will learn the overall retained search process, how each role is connected and dependent on the others, and how to most effectively proceed from the first stage to the last.

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Stage 3: Strategy — Why You Need A Good Research Strategy

Christian Spletzer - February 12, 2019

This article is the fourth of a 12-article series about The Eight Stages of Successful Retained Search. By reading the entire series, you and your search team will learn the overall retained search process, how each role is connected and dependent on the others, and how to most effectively proceed from the first stage to the last.

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