Keynote Talent Search Solutions

Finding leaders who fit with your business and helping them perform.

Enhanced data-driven search process. Better screening. Defined onboarding and executive coaching. All in one inclusive price. Find Fit Perform


Enhanced Executive Search Process


We find more qualified candidates

As part of our search process we undertake extensive research to find the very best candidates that may not be currently seeking new opportunities and strategically market your opportunity to them. We use a variety of technological resources and complement this with traditional search methods to identify qualified candidates.

Talent & Profile Mapping

We take a modern, data-driven approach to finding and recruiting top executive talent compared to most in the industry. By undertaking an organizational analysis of our clients, conducting market research and holding multiple stakeholder consultations, we are able to thoroughly understand your business and cultivate unbiased and compelling marketing strategies to reach qualified candidates.

Multi-channel marketing approach

We leverage our expertise to not only market your role in a highly-personalized and targeted manner to the right people in the right way, but also utilize effective channels to attract as many qualified candidates as the market provides. We use lead-generating strategies, nurture qualified relationships and guide them along the candidate journey. We aim to create long-standing relationships between qualified candidates and your organization.


We screen candidates more effectively to find the best fit.


Thorough interview approach

Our team combines over 200 years of experience in the art of interviewing to ensure we’re able to extract all of the necessary information from candidates. We share this experience through dedicated interviewing coaching services and provide interview structure, generate question sets and even lead the interview process, as required for our clients.

Predictive Psychometrics

We are Hogan Assessment certified which allows us to identify better suited, qualified candidates who will thrive in our clients' environments and stay for extended periods of time. We can better predict each of the candidates' performance by decoding the intricacies of candidates' behaviours and reduce the risk of a bad hire.

Team Dynamics & Performance

By using the same psychometric testing on the leadership, top performers and peer groups at our clients we can start to map the likely team dynamic and success factors. In addition we can isolate potential conflict areas plus ways a new candidate can complement an existing team. This holistic evaluation approach will ensure that the candidates put forth will be able to perform at their peak with your company’s culture and working environment.


Post-Placement Support.


One-on-one executive coaching

Our executive leadership coach will use a customized approach for each executive to develop, engage and optimize your talent. The overall objective of our coaching program is for executives to acquire, develop and maintain effective leadership skills and behaviors through considerable self-analysis and reflection. This culminates in the development and execution of an action plan that is designed to assist the individual in maximizing their productivity and effectiveness.


We have developed a comprehensive onboarding process that focuses on successful integration and achieving optimal performance. This process is guided by regular feedback from both the leadership team and the executive to ensure that expectation alignment and communication serve as the foundation for the company’s success.

Jumpstart Program

In order for new executives to make a meaningful, long-term contribution to the organization they serve, then starting on the right foot is critical. We’re not just committed to placing executives in the right role, we’re committed to seeing them succeed in that role. Sustained success comes from a deliberate, focused approach that bridges strategic priorities with effective tactical implementation.

To support new executives our team partners with Rhapsody Strategies


and will be working closely with your new hire to identify exactly how they can step into their new role as successfully as possible.

We’ve delivered the JumpStart to hundreds of leaders. Over and over, they tell us that it’s worth every minute of their time. They leave the JumpStart energized, excited, and ready to implement the plan that we’ve put together.

Attract and enable the talent you need to succeed.


We are proud to work with some exceptional companies in a wide variety of industries.

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.”
Matt Carr
I was lucky enough to work with the Keynote team on several occasions. I appreciate the work they do and do very well. They find hundreds of potential candidates that can do the job, present the top candidates that they have thoroughly evaluated to fit within our company, and help to onboard and ensure their long-term success. I would strongly recommend using them to find the best person that will succeed.
Andrew Emmans
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.
Ian Sherman
Chair - Board of Directors - Ottawa Board of Trade