There is little doubt that the expectations and demands of Boards and HR Directors have changed considerably. A greater level of transparency and collaboration with their trusted search partners has become a requirement rather than simply being desired. They want to know how their talent stacks up against the competition, they want an innovative solution, not a predictable, recycled list of candidates. 

This recent Marlin Hawk article suggests that traditional executive search processes could be a thing of the past. Offer your clients agility and a search process that delivers added value or run the risk of falling behind your more nimble, forward thinking competitors.