Posts by John Touey

Retained Search
John Touey

The Hiring Manager Has No Clothes

When swapping stories with fellow talent acquisition professionals on assignments that yielded less-than-satisfactory outcomes, the question usually comes up as to when the search went awry.

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Economy
John Touey

Random Thoughts

Relocation is becoming more challenging as the market heats up. In virtually every national search I’ve conducted in the past year, we’ve had to overcome some obstacle around relocation.

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Leadership
John Touey

Making the Leap from Doer to Leader

In the countless interviews I’ve conducted for senior management roles during my time in retained search, the one subject that consistently comes up as the greatest career challenge for candidates centers on their initial transition from doer to leader.

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Retained Search
John Touey

The Ideal Retained Search Relationship

While conducting the search for a Vice President of Human Resources for an international consumer goods company last year, I had the hardest time convincing the hiring manager to interview one of the candidates we surfaced for the position.

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