Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Executive Search Now Web-Enabled - 08/2000

Search-consult Targets Headhunters

Recent debate within executive search circles has focused on the use of ëarms-lengthí techniques for what is essentially a people business. Intending to produce a service that will fulfill the research and evaluation requirements of headhunters, Dillistone Systems have launched

The site is designed not to facilitate the identification of candidates for Search firms but as a tool for promoting the concept of Search. Additionally, the site aims to enable HR departments to select the best firm, and most qualified consultant as well as to offer guidance in the management of the assignment process.

Jason Starr, MD of the company explained the reason for the launch ìWe ran seminars during the Spring where we asked over 400 Search professionals in more than a dozen cities exactly what they wanted from the Internet. This new product ñ along with our new Internet research courses ñ is designed specifically in response to this feedbackî.

Adding further justification to the move, Business Development Director, Jilly OíGorman explained ìThe problem is getting relevant visitors ñ a search of Lycos will return 286,000 sites containing the phrase ìExecutive_Searchî. is designed to enable the organisation with an executive recruitment need to quickly and efficiently identify which search consultancy is the most appropriate choice for the assignmentíí.