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6 Key Things To Consider During A Data Migration For Your Search Firm

Dane Stevens - May 9, 2023

When it comes to evaluating a new executive search software, there are many things to consider before you even get to a final decision. However, once you’ve short-listed the best options for your firm, it’s time to think about Data Migration. When most search firms arrive at this point, Data Migration means a simple import of their existing data from a series of spreadsheets (if you are a smaller firm) or just moving everything over from their legacy search software. 

Topics: Executive Recruiter- Executive Search Software- Best Practices

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The Hidden Costs Of Waiting To Switch Your Search Software

Christian Spletzer - May 8, 2023


The reality is that even when a firm finds software that will help achieve its goals, there is a chance the decision makers will want to wait before making such a significant investment. This hesitation is understandable; after all, there is a common perception that adopting a new technology platform is disruptive to a team’s established workflow and costly to implement. However, with the right software, the opportunity of a better workflow, happier employees, and revenue growth is much more likely.

Topics: Executive Search Software- Best Practices

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Best Practices For Managing Confidential Searches

Tatiana Grebennik - April 16, 2023


As a retained search firm, you probably started working with clients on Director and VP level placements and searches. In the past, your clients have been fairly relaxed and transparent with these management changes both internally and externally. As you begin to win more searches at the C-Level, these senior executive searches require more sensitivity and discretion. Your client may even request you keep the search confidential - even from your own team members. What might seem like an odd request - actually makes a difference in terms of the search.

Topics: Executive Search- Executive Search Software- Product Features- Best Practices

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Clockwork Completes SOC 2 Type II Audit For Second Year

Jessica Hammond - April 6, 2023

Clockwork is very excited to announce that for a second year in a row, we have successfully completed a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II audit, performed by Sensiba San Filippo, LLP (SSF).

Topics: Executive Search Software- Best Practices- Security- SOC 2

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The Rewind: Winter 2023 Product Updates

Jessica Hammond - April 4, 2023

Here is a recap of some of the newest features and latest updates we've added to Clockwork this past quarter. These updates are driven by user feedback, design, UI/UX paradigms and our core beliefs in The 8 Stages of Retained Executive Search. Scroll down or click a category below to see to see what's new. If you missed The Rewind last time, check out past updates and feature releases here

Topics: Executive Search Software- Product Features- Mobile App- The Rewind

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Executive Recruiting Best Practices: Marketing Your Executive Search Firm

Thaddeus Andres - February 18, 2020

The key to finding new clients and winning new search work for your executive search firm lies in efficiently marketing to the right clients. Typically, executive search firms are reluctant to include marketing within their budgets, however, the ROI can be substantial if a minimal marketing spend results in $60,000+ in search fees. Here are two fundamental ways you can refine your marketing strategy to attract the right types of clients and identify new prospects to target.

Topics: Executive Search- Executive Search Software- The Eight Stages of Successful Retained Search

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