blueStone Executive Search has been the executive recruitment industry’s leader and innovator since 2001. We seek people who create vision, craft strategy, and inspiration for their teams to execute results.
Our Executive Search practice is different in ways that will make a big difference to you.
In the high-stakes competition for the best executive talent, you don’t want to waste time educating your search consultant on the realities of your business. We are industry insiders who understand how things work in your world. We maintain and constantly refresh strong personal connections to the best current and future executive talent, and we are uniquely structured to ensure you benefit from everything we know.
We strive to know all we can about your organization to gain deep insight into what kind of leader will be most effective for you – right from the start and long term. We work with you to pinpoint the ideal candidate’s competencies, personality traits, and behavioral characteristics. Indeed, an important part of our role is helping you rethink the very concept of “ideal candidate.” As we work with you to develop candidate profiles, we help you weigh not only the immediate challenges of the role, but also your overall strategic objectives and the corresponding opportunities to enhance diversity and inclusion.
With the objective well defined, our consultants personally and confidentially engage their local and global relationships to identify candidates prepared to meet your needs and connect you to highly diverse talent pools, as appropriate. Your search consultants are also supported by a dedicated team of researchers who simultaneously run your requirements through relevant segments of our database, which is continually refreshed and tracks top executive and director talent worldwide. Through this rigorous process, we closely examine candidates who appear to be a potential match, analyzing critical incidents in their careers for insights into how they might navigate the challenges they would face in your targeted role.
As our executive search consultants move deeper into conversation with interested, well-qualified candidates, we conduct interviews grounded in our sophisticated leadership Competency Model. Our evaluation goes far beyond the customary professional track record check and referencing. We methodically surface the candidate’s full range of capabilities, personal tendencies, and behavioral characteristics, gain penetrating insights into their readiness to perform in the targeted leadership role, and assess how smoothly they would integrate into your organization and culture. We also invite candidates to envision themselves in the role, helping them gauge the fit on a personal, professional, and cultural level.
Every one of our executive level searches is somewhat unique, since there are no two clients who are exactly the same. We’ll never claim to have done “hundreds of searches just like yours.” While there may be similarities, we realize that each search is unique because every client is different.
When you work with blueStone Executive Search on a C-Level search, delivery of candidates with the necessary “hard” skills is a given. Our true value comes from our ability to assess “soft” skills. We dive deep into each resume and CV for our C-Level candidates to identify and substantiate the presence of the “soft” skills listed below.
Bottom line: We believe hiring the best available C-Level talent is a best practice. We help your company become a magnet for world-class talent, setting you well above the rest.