Headhunting and recruiting
“Bob Olin has channeled his expertise and insight based on decades of high-quality work in the area of premium executive search. As I'm currently building up an executive search firm of my own, I'd say Bob's thoughts have been extremely valuable and also a good check list for the definition of 'excellence'.
These days, as the terminology and conception around executive search is getting obscure and all kinds of services are wrapped in the cover of 'executive search', Bob's book How to recognise excellence in Executive Search acts as a good reminder of industry best practices that ensure that the client value is delivered. As someone believing strongly in transparency, I really enjoyed Bob's way of walking the reader through the process in details, which often during the actual processes might remain something that seems to be a bit behind the smoke curtain from candidates' or clients' point of view.
I strongly recommend reading the book - both for the search industry newcomers but also for the ones that think they've 'been there and done that' (only rare of us have nothing new to learn). The book is also a great introduction to companies using executive search services and candidates willing to progress their careers."
- Hannu-Matias Nurmi
In this book Bob clearly points out that quality in a service doesn’t come by accident. By wast experience he knows what he’s talking about, and good examples color the text. Highly recommendable for all interested in the search-profession regardless of level or years in the business.
- Ralf Hermansson
Finally, a book, which is covering the whole delivery chain of the executive search. The writer really knows the business. You could start reading from any point and read the parts interesting you most. However, I strongly recommend studying the whole content even if some issues are repeated in the diverse chapters. Strong recommendation!!!!
- Pasi, 35 years experience in the ExS
I found the book something I wish I had available early on in my career - and very useful even at a later stage in once life. Covers all you need to understand when being a Executive Search customer!
- Klaus Kuhanen
Excellent and professional book written by one of the best professionals in the industry.
- Antti Ruhanen
Worth of reading for seasoned professionals and very informative for youngsters in Executive Search.
- Arto Sormunen
Bob Olin has channeled his expertise and insight based on decades of high-quality work in the area of premium executive search. As I'm currently building up an executive search firm of my own, I'd say Bob's thoughts have been extremely valuable and also a good check list for the definition of 'excellence'.