I should first say that this is an unusual blog for us: it is about Martin Tripp Associates. Apologies. It is a quick story to illustrate how we do what we do. And perhaps why you should ask other recruiters how they do what they do.
A few years ago, Matt and I left a client briefing, and I was gleeful.
“Honestly,” I said, “I can tell you the shortlist now.” I told him the names of the five candidates I would recommend.
“Let’s go through the process,” Matt said. “Then we’ll see.”
Matt went through the process. Alongside scores of others, he approached all five of my recommended candidates. Only one of my picks made the shortlist, and they did not get the job. The job went to someone our research team had discovered, who we had never talked to before.
I tell this story often at client meetings. While it obviously exposes my hubris, it also illustrates why we place so much faith in the process the company has developed over the years.
I had some good reasons for my over-confidence, I still think. The client was looking for a global