When companies fill leadership roles, there’s a lot riding on their decision. That’s why they turn to the expertise of Executive Search firms. Yet, not all search firms are created equal. Assuming the company found a few firms who specialize in the type of search needed in the geographical location of the role — what then? How does the company make the best decision of which firm to use? Word of mouth? Name recognition? Maybe.
All things otherwise being equal, the defining factor for choosing the best firm comes down to the search process.