“Do you feel lucky. . . punk?”

Do you like gambling?

There’s a 50% chance your next hire will be considered a mishire in the first 12-18 months.

. . . And if they last, odds are – they’ll be an average performer at best.

LeadershipIQ studied over 5,000 hiring managers, 312 organizations and 20,000 employees

The results are grim. . .

46% of all hires will fail within 18 months 35% will be considered average performers 19% of those hires would be considered a success in that same time period

It’s our mission to de-risk your next hire.

Our process provides better filtering, reporting, and market penetration than anyone.


Career ladders are an artifact of the Mad Men era.

You sign onto an organization at 21…¬†follow the rules… get promoted… and retire with a shiny gold watch.

Those days are long gone.

The career ladder died 30 years ago, when over 85% of Fortune 1000 companies downsized their white-collar workforce…

Particularly mid-management jobs. As those companies thinned out… Leadership positions disappeared… and will never be seen again.


The career ladder has been replaced with the corporate pyramid.
Most top-performers have a burning desire to expand, develop, and advance both personally and professionally.

If you’re reading this I assume you either are a top-performer or you want to be one. Well, as you move up the food chain in your career. The competition for the top-spots heats up, and the failure rates are staggering.

The Harvard Business Review puts the failure rate among management hires at 60 percent. And the consequences of failure in your current role can derail a once- promising career.¬†And the higher up the food chain you are, the hotter the competition gets…

No matter how good you are, or think you are, if you want to compete and win. . .

You need an edge.

That edge is ELITE TALENT

You can learn all about how to purify your recruiting process in Elite LBM Talent: The Blueprint (link)

Written by 

President of Legacy Search, James Aiken has been dynamically involved in recruiting the elite candidates within the building materials industry for many years. With strength in sales and operations, James has built out multiple sales teams for manufacturers and distributors alike. Email him at james@legacysearch.net

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