Intellerati is neither a retained executive search firm nor a contingency firm. We are a recruiting research firm that’s taken executive search to a whole new level by making the process smarter.
A decade ago, Intellerati founder Krista Bradford left her career as an award-winning investigative television journalist with a specialty in computer-assisted research to become an executive recruiter. She went to work at an elite retained executive search firm in Manhattan and saw an opportunity to change the game. She observed traditional executive search firms under-resource recruitment research when recruiting research is the very thing that delivers star talent.
Remarkably, while virtually every other industry has invested in robust business intelligence expertise as a “best practice”, the recruiting industry has failed to match force with that trend and when the research is flawed, so too is the recruiting. It goes a long way toward explaining why 40% of retained executive search engagements fail to complete: they fail because the executive search industry insists on searching with its eyes closed.
Therein lies the opportunity.
Research is the execution engine of executive search that identifies, develops, and ultimately delivers star talent. Build a better engine and you create the ultimate recruiting machine.
As the first investigative recruiting practice in the nation, Intellerati offers a level of executive search expertise you simply cannot find anywhere else because our research is unparalleled. Our investigative approach to passive candidate sourcing reaches far beyond the standard recruiting resources to tap highly-placed sources and little-known databases. We harness the power of computer-assisted research and proprietary technologies to assist in the information gathering and then we analyze that data to convert it into actionable intelligence. We go to the trouble to connect the dots for competitive advantage. Ultimately, we deliver candidates you never knew or dreamed existed. In other words, if research is, indeed, the execution engine of search, then Intellerati has a Ferrari under the hood.
Intellerati is the research division of The Good Search. Intellerati’s executive search services ideally suited for clients seeking an alternative to retained search, one that focuses primarily on the front end of the search process. We produce interested, qualified candidates that our clients then usher through rounds of interviews, assessment, reference checks, offer, and hire. For employers seeking full-service retained executive search through to hire, The Good Search offers next-generation retained search services that consistently outperform traditional search firms.