The Search for Executive Talent The Search for Executive Talent: Understanding the Process and Setting It in Motion The difference between a good company and a great one is often determined by who sits in the executive office. Studies show that high-performing executives add millions of dollars to their firms’ bottom lines. Yet failure rates for senior executives are high—and getting higher. This new report from the SHRM Foundation provides an overview of the executive search process and offers specific research-based recommendations for increasing its success rate. Download your free report in pdf. The SHRM Foundation Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The reports provide practical, research-based guidelines for implementing effective HR practices in your organization. Help the SHRM Foundation continue to provide these resources free to the HR community. Make your tax-deductible donation today!