SaaS & Product Innovation
The rise of the SaaS business model has been both swift and penetrating, and the talent landscape has never been more competitive than it is today. Success for technology companies boils down to solving the right problems to create products and deliver services that customers love. Individuals do not simply solve these complex problems; they are addressed through the collaboration of people with diverse experiences and unique skillsets speaking the same language. Whether in Customer Success, Product Management, Product Marketing, Software Engineering or Business Operations, we’ve found success developing a deep understanding of each role, competency and profile to drive the success our clients demand.
The World Health Organization defines health as “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.” Our Health & Wellness practice has proven success in identifying, engaging and activating leaders with organizations who have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those which they serve. While the businesses and positions may vary within this practice area, they are all linked through empathy and the intrinsic driver to improve the lives of their clients, customers or patients. We have proven success in cannabis, health and beauty, and DTC retail, as well as behavioral health, therapy clinics, and fitness.
Today, organizations are becoming more aware of the social impact of their products, services, and cultures. Leaders realize that not taking action is, in fact, an action unto itself. Scrutiny of authenticity is piercing. Organizations in both the not-for-profit and for-profit need to be intentional about the impact they achieve and diligent in the evolution of their cultures. The Y Scouts Social Impact practice brings exceptional service to values-aligned organizations, matching them to talent not reachable by conventional firms and approaches. Our highly selective partnership with social impact organizations paired with our values-rooted assessment and selection make working with Y Scouts a competitive advantage for our Social Impact clients.
It is becoming increasingly clear that while product market fit and outstanding customer experience are critical factors in propelling a high-growth company forward, having the very best leaders to create the vision and guide talented teams to execute effectively, is the ultimate competitive advantage. At Y Scouts we are proud to partner with mission-focused, results-driven companies and align them with purpose-driven, performance proven leaders every day. Getting clear on our client’s unique organizational DNA and truly understanding what is distinctive about both the company and the opportunity presented there, combined with our Covert Discovery Process, allows our search teams to find, attract, and create alignment between the inspired leader and our client.
People are at the center of every business. The need for a stronger depth of experience continues to grow. Human Resources is no longer about policing compliance and regulation but instead has become the catalyst for change, growth, and innovation today. Even with new developments in A1 and technology, people will continue to be the main driver in organizations. Companies must hire and retain top tier leaders across all industries, and while the trades and titles may vary, having an influential People & Culture partner is critical to any organization. Our in-depth process engages with leadership to attract, engage, and hire an individual who enhances and impacts the organizations at a high level.
The Y Scouts Executive Search process is our unique approach to bringing the very best executives in the market and aligning them with the purpose-driven clients we serve, helping organizations “Hire on Purpose.” In today’s market, great leaders are doing just that; leading powerfully in their current organization. To attract strong talent, companies need to offer something more compelling than a better comp package or more paid time off. Purpose, mission, values, and a strong opportunity for growth often get their attention.
Y Scouts is well positioned to serve as your competitive advantage. We can reach and engage exceptional candidates who don’t respond to the outdated approach of traditional, ineffective agencies. We leverage our Covert Discovery Process to create meaningful relationships with candidates, fully understand who they are and what drives them prior to introducing your role. Once we confirm their alignment with our client’s Organizational DNA, we take them through a rigorous process that continues to measure their cultural alignment and test the proof points of their experience to ensure that they are able to deliver on the specific Success Outcomes for the role. This proven process creates long-standing partnerships with our clients as we consistently bring talented, impactful leaders to their Executive Teams.
At Y Scouts we understand how critical front line leaders are in every organization. Directors and Managers are the guardians of the culture, the strategic activators who drive the results the company needs to grow. Y Scouts knows that these front line leaders have the biggest impact on the day to day operations of businesses. Getting these hires wrong is simply not an option.
Our unique search process focuses on the individual behind the resume. There’s so much more to an individual than what you see on their LinkedIn profile or CV. Once we understand each candidate through our Covert Discovery Process, identifying their core values and motivations, we gather proof points from their experience and measure them against the Success Outcomes for the role. This diligence creates a path to greater hiring success. Hiring on Purpose with Y Scouts helps you attract, identify, and keep the best talent.