7 reasons why executive searches failBy James Parr03/12/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2003 In recruitment, there are few greater disappointments — to all parties involved — than when an executive search assignment fails. When the right candidate is not found, a continuing vacuum in a key position can have a serious impact on an organization’s operations. The candidate(s) who came close walk away bitter and disillusioned.And the professional recruiter can only feel a sense of personal disappointment that efforts have come to naught. (It doesn’t do much for one’s reputation, either.)There are common reasons — seven to be exact — why executive searches fail. Being able to identify when an executive search project is going off the rails allows HR to avoid pitfalls and take remedial actions when necessary. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.