talent is a business strategy

our leadership search process not only yields the best leaders on earth, it empowers our clients to improve their internal hiring processes along the way

Y Scouts is a purpose-based leadership search firm. We believe that people are the only real competitive advantage in business and the best employer/employee connections start by connecting through a shared sense of purpose. It’s in the spirit of this philosophy that we engage with our clients to understand their business purpose, their values, their culture, their competitive landscape, their challenges, and most importantly, their people. Our approach involves 3 distinct discovery phases: 1) Purpose Discovery, 2) Personality Discovery, and 3) Profession Discovery.

when purpose, focus and discipline align

  • We learn about our clients culture and values, and screen for purpose AND functional expertise
  • We build deep relationships with all stakeholders: the client and the candidate, because we aren’t incented to do anything other than find the best possible outcomes
  • We engage and retain the top talent inside Y Scouts because of our shared core values and commit to our mission
  • We have a systematic approach and adhere to the process consistently, with rigor and attention to detail
  • We are innovative and creative, we recognize that we are cultivating people relationships and acting as an extension of your hard built brand
  • We act deliberately every day, and improve continually on every action - your feedback and input is not just welcome ... its invaluable
  • We believe that great search is a team sport - and everyone at Y Scouts is committed to the outcome. 1+1 =11
  • We will always work with authenticity and transparency. It is our deepest promise to our clients, candidates and each other
  • We don’t compromise when it comes to finding exceptional leaders, and won’t let you either
There was a time when it was only about the resume when searching for a leader. Y Scouts has literally redefined executive recruiting to assure we have the right leader driving the bus.
Ann Rhoades, Founder/CEO, People Ink & Former Chief People Officer, Southwest Airlines

paradigm shift

working with other firms

  • High cost per search
  • Off-limits agreements: reducing your access to the top talent
  • Misaligned interests: fees tied to compensation, not results
  • Recruiters paid on commissions: incented to make transactions
  • Firms not spending enough time to understand culture, values and purpose
  • Rolodex and proprietary databases are the primary source for candidates

working with Y Scouts

  • Flat Fees - no surprises or hidden charges along the way
  • Covert search - we don’t advertise
  • Our search consultants are salaried: focus is on creating win-win outcomes
  • We start with purpose, values and culture
  • Every search is unique: we start by understanding the best possible outcome for our client

purpose alignment in action

experienced and built from the purpose up, we humbly share a few success stories

still scrolling? let's dive into the data

a few vital statistics

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Percent of CEOs say that they recognize they need to change their strategy for attracting and retaining talent

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Percent of employees consider a company’s purpose and community involvement when choosing where to work

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Percent of CEOs felt that HR was well-prepared to capitalize on transformational trend

organizations with a strong sense of purpose are:

82

Percent more confident their organizations will grow this year

83

Percent more optimistic they will stay ahead of industry disruptions

79

Percent more optimistic about their ability to outperform

we’re driven by the belief people are the only sustainable advantage

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