Executive Search

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The process of identifying, assessing, and approaching high-level candidates for senior leadership positions, irrespective of the prospective executives interest in the role..



HOW TO INTERVIEW YOUR SHORT LIST OF EXECUTIVE CANDIDATES You’ve built a list of potential executive hires. You’ve pared it down. All that remains is a select few finalists — no more than ten, tops. During this phase, you’ll interview each of these remaining candidates to whittle down

Executive Recruiting for Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet for ‘Rock Star’ Recruiting

2018-05-25T17:25:41+00:00Tags: , |

Rock Star Recruiting: Only For Organizations That Want to Do it Correctly the First Time Executive Recruiting Cheat Sheet This cheat sheet is must know information if you want to be a Rock Star Recruiter and consistently hire Tier-1 Executive Talent no matter the market.   Hiring a new

Hiring the Absolute Best

2018-05-24T08:28:43+00:00Tags: , , |

National Public Radio - Business Report Hiring the Absolute Best: Every business needs a dream team, and according to executive recruiter David Perry, the secret to hiring the best talent is just knowing where to look.   That's the name of the new Business Review podcast with executive recruiter David Perry!

Lead Dominate Prosper

Hiring Greatness: Lead Dominate Prosper

2018-04-27T05:25:04+00:00Tags: , |

David delivering a Hiring Greatness: Lead Dominate Prosper presentation at the Great People Inside, New World of Work Conference in Braslov Romania - October 2016. Transcript for the first minute: What is an employee worth?  I don’t mean compensation.  I mean value. It’s hard to put a number

David Perry interview for launch of Recruit Rockstars

How to seal the deal every-time.


Honored to be interviewed by Jeff Hyman, author of Recruit Rockstars for his book launch which is today.  Listen to the podcast here: Tired of Rockstar Rejections? Here’s How to Get “Yes!” Everytime FROM JEFF's PODCAST PAGE: Let’s get real. It’s a buyer’s market. And you’re not the buyer.

Executive Search and Recruiting Terms

Glossary of Executive Search and Recruiting Terms


This glossary of executive search and recruiting terms was created over a two year period when Mark Haluska and myself, David Perry, wrote Executive Recruiting for Dummies. Executive search and recruiting terminology can be confusing, the glossary is designed to provide readers with concrete definitions of the common terms used in all

Dark Matter - addition to Executive Recruiting for Dummies

“Pitch Anything” an interview with Oren Klaff


Dark Matter... This interview on Dark Matter, with Oren Klaff the outspoken author of ‘Pitch Anything’, should be read by every recruiter and all hiring managers  - especially those inside startups.  The 'war for talent' will continue for decades and falling behind is not an option if you want to compete successfully on

When the Best Candidates Call YOU: Using Media Expertise and an Indirect Approach

2017-07-11T10:28:33+00:00Tags: , , , |

While re-reading Simon  Sinek's book "Why" I was reminded of just how often being able to articulate a client's 'Why' has made the difference between success or failure when recruiting senior executives into a new opportunity.  This is also true when it comes to hiring an entire team of non-executives. 

Top five practices recruiters should adopt from fantasy football.


Word version of the article: Top five practices recruiters should adopt from fantasy football. Be it by accident or design, most recruiters or companies looking to hire talent limit themselves to a game of Texas hold ‘em, blindly accepting the talent they’re dealt from a limited deck of prospects.

Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition

2018-07-18T12:44:34+00:00Tags: , , |

Like a magician revealing the inside secrets to the public, "Hiring Greatness" invites the reader behind the scenes of one of the worlds’ most profitable and secretive industries to explain - in intimate detail - how any organization can learn to make the same types of hiring decisions that bought Yahoo! $3.8 million dollars of market value an hour! You can receive advance notice of its publishing by signing up to the right.

Acqui-hire or Lift-out which recruitment strategy is best?

2018-06-05T09:05:47+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

Need to build a high performance 'team' efficiently? Take a look at two novel hiring methods - the acqui-hire and the lift-out. Familiarize you with the pros and cons of both the acqui-hire and the lift-out before crafting your next talent acquisition plan..

Return On Investment: Do You Measure it for Executive Search?

2018-06-01T17:30:31+00:00Tags: , , , |

Executive recruiting: Every investment must be measured by the return produced. Too often business owners view the acquisition of staff as a simple process of expansion. But the acquisition of key players is an investment like any other, one which should have a demonstrative Return On Investment which clearly justified the effort and cost involved.

Executive Talent Retention: How to Recruiter-Proof Your Company

2017-07-11T10:28:35+00:00Tags: , , , |

After all the effort and expense an organization goes through to acquire and develop top talent, how do you ensure your Key Performers remain for the long run -- that they don't get raided or head for greener pastures? At Perry-Martel, we've learned what it takes to keep A-Players by talking to them. We've identified ten essential keys derived from three fundamental management principles: Challenge; Communication; and Compensation. Originally published in Human Resources IQ

Extraordinary Executive Search

2018-03-02T20:50:47+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Perry-Martel International is a retained executive search firm working to serve its clients through specific, and specifically-accountable, projects. We have several distinctive qualities which we bring into play for our clients to provide Extraordinary Executive Search: 1. One-Year Guarantee -- Recruiting key executive talent can be a difficult, time-consuming,

Emotional Intelligence and Your Career Portfolio

2018-03-02T20:50:52+00:00Tags: , , , |

Having an up-to-date emotional intelligence assessment has become one of your greatest assets in your job search strategy. Why? Because by doing so you’ve reduced the risk the hiring manager has in hiring YOU. An emotional intelligence assessment gives you concrete and valid evidence that complements your résumé and

Top 10 reasons to use Perry-Martel International for Your Next Executive Search

2018-05-30T12:06:36+00:00Tags: , , , |

Top 10 Reasons to use Perry-Martel International for Your Next Leadership Search  10. You Deserve a Performance Based Approach to Executive Recruiting For years the recruiting industry has failed to focus on clients and has offered limited choices. Little has changed in the last 30 years in either

What is an employee worth? Not Compensation But Value!

2018-03-02T20:50:58+00:00Tags: , , , |

As an extreme example, entertainer David Bowie floated a personal bond issue recently. He offered investors a portion of his future royalties from previously recorded material and receipts from future concerts. The “Bowie Bonds” were gone within an hour of the offer, for more than $50-million. In an even

Leadership Lessons from the American War of Independence

2018-03-02T20:52:42+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

[Originally published in Silicon Valley North ~ 2000] Mel Gibson’s movie, The Patriot, featured one of the unsung heroes of the American revolutionary war, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The Baron, a Prussian military leader, was recruited by George Washington to be the drillmaster of the