Successful Executive Integration: A Conversation with Integration Experts Brenda Kirkwood & David Baker
Our CEO James Baker, sat down for a conversation with Brenda Kirkwood and David Booker who lead the Post-Placement Integration...
We find more qualified candidates, screen more effectively and support their success with our structured post-placement integration program to accelerate their productivity.
Our process leverages our expert Toronto and Ottawa headhunters’ experience combined with cutting-edge technology to find and attract exceptional talent.
In addition, we are Hogan Assessment Certified to perform comprehensive predictive psychometric assessments to ensure we find the right fit.
The emphasis has to be on the success of the people. We’ve re-engineered executive recruitment and built Keynote Search to address the weaknesses of traditional executive search.
Learn more about how we’ve been able to accelerate the integration and results of new executive hires through our Post-Placement Integration Program.
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The team at Keynote Search is effective, efficient, knowledgeable and places a high premium on client service. The company is underpinned by a strong foundation of community engagement and high ethical standards.
Keynote takes the time to understand our business and our work culture. They are able to determine our core values and maintain visibility of our values when undertaking a search on our behalf. I appreciate the direct contact with the owners/operators of Keynote and feel appreciated as a client.
It is so easy to get lost in the business, to the point where working on the business is sacrificed. Our experience with Keynote allowed us to achieve our goals without sacrifice. Their professionalism, knowledge and understanding of the market combined with the time taken to understand our objectives, made our expansion seamless. Their process took all of the guess work out of our hands which gave us the ability to move forward efficiently and effortlessly.
Keynote took a keen interest in all facets of our organization to ensure they had a grasp on how a potential candidate could provide executive leadership, value and fit within our culture. They went above and beyond to market the opportunity to a targeted group of individuals that they had screened in-depth to ensure that an extremely impressive short-list of candidates was presented for review by the Board’s Executive Search Committee.
Keynote really took a wide view of the potential market on our behalf, looking into areas that may not appear obvious. In other words, while other recruiters were looking solely at other index companies, Keynote looked much broader for people with potential. I also liked the time spent on the front end of the search process. We spent a good deal of time talking internally, with Keynote’s help, to really delve into what type of candidate we were looking for. We discovered that internally we had slightly different expectations of the ideal candidate. Keynote really helped us clarify our key requirements before we wasted time interviewing people that would not have been suitable. I had never heard of a search firm taking the time to work with the successful candidate after they joined. It provided our new employee with a very good third party to talk with after joining, and Keynote demonstrated to us that they were committed to making the placement successful well beyond just the offer letter.
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