While we could find and place qualified candidates just to check a box and fill a role, we don’t. We go the extra mile (or miles, depending on where in the world your perfect fit might be) to track down diverse, top-tier talent. We work with you to assess your unique needs, identify your most challenging business problems, and deliver a best-in-class leader who will address these issues and elevate your organization.
Winning leadership teams require innovative thinking to drive the kind of strategies and initiatives that enable market dominance. Do you have the right people to make it happen? We’ve seen how many companies approach search: heavy on promise, light on performance, locked into worn-out process and thinking. We know about these types of strategies because we’ve participated in searches as candidates, clients, and (in some cases) partners in traditional search firms. And we knew there HAD to be a better process. Our way is to get to the “why” before worrying about “who” the search will turn up.
Do current talent strategies and plans support long-term growth in this changing environment?
As the business, evolves what leadership capabilities and skills will it need to execute the strategy?
Which roles drive the most value now and in the future?
Morgan Samuels collaborates with our clients to answer questions such as these in order to achieve the greatest impact. We source and assess the best candidates in terms of leadership capability, technical expertise, motivation, diversity, and — perhaps most critically — cultural fit. Our highly interactive and consultative approach leads to optimal results. We’re also able to tap into candidate pools others might not. Our approach nearly eliminates “off limits” restrictions. You get unparalleled access to the world’s most exceptional talent. Our personal and passionate approach to search results in performance that outpaces the industry in six vital ways:
Commitment to original research
A dedicated researcher on every engagement ensures a creative research strategy and guarantees total market coverage of relevant talent.
Fewer candidate interviews required
Due to our intensive assessment process, our clients typically only need to interview four candidates before hire (the industry averages 11).
More diversity placements
Diversity candidates are identified on every engagement.
38% of placements are diverse.
100% of searches have at least one diverse candidate presented to the client.
Over 99.99% of our placements stay beyond the guarantee period.
80% of placements made over the past three years remain with our clients.
Client – and candidate – satisfaction
83% of clients over the past 12 months were REPEAT clients, with an average of 8 assignments per client.
80% of our business comes from client & candidate referrals.
96% of clients rate their experience as positive.
94% of candidates rate their experience as positive.
Speed to closure
86 days is the median cycle time.
Diversity & Inclusion
As a new economic environment challenges most all businesses, we are committed now more than ever to hire diverse executive teams. Not only do diverse teams broaden perspective, but companies who are committed to hiring diverse talent outpace the competition and gain market share. In a true commitment to diversity at Morgan Samuels, our own team is 85% diverse. We actively seek clients who share a deep commitment to diversity, which includes gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, and more. Further, our CEO Bert Hensley is a West Point graduate and Army veteran, and we have placed multiple veterans over the years, including at companies in the Fortune 50.
We have only been able to achieve unprecedented diversity placement rates by implementing best practices that prioritize uncovering diverse talent in the marketplace. Our strategic framework holds us and our clients accountable to delivering results. Because of our passion and understanding of the challenges and opportunities surrounding inclusion, we take shared responsibility to empower underrepresented talent.
A strong, autonomous, and engaged board is the backbone of a healthy organization. We’ll help you build one that successfully balances oversight and strategic direction — one that’s not just effective now but will also be successful far into the future.
Our Board Search process, in conjunction with our in-depth research and in partnership with your specifications, allows us to accomplish outstanding results in board placement. We know that large, small, and middle-market companies face different challenges, and we work with all, tailoring our approach to ensure that each gets the best and most appropriate board placements.
A majority of seats these days are filled with executives whom board members already know. We can help you comprehensively vet the candidates that you find and interview their references.
Many corporations have determined that there is a significant developmental opportunity for their next generation of C-suite leaders through board assignments. We can help you craft that program for your up-and-coming leaders.
If you are a qualified and referenced executive who is interested in exploring a board placement, we can help you prepare for success and make introductions.
While Morgan Samuels’ core service continues to be our comprehensive executive search, we have always been flexible in providing customized offerings to fit our clients’ current business needs and future goals. As the economic environment continues to evolve, we are committed to tailoring our services to meet this demand. We understand that companies that strategically position themselves to compete in an ever-changing environment will outpace the competition and more effectively gain market share.