Caroline McClure

About the Author

As Principal of ScoutRock, Caroline B. McClure provides consulting and networking services to other corporate executive recruiting professionals and also helps human resources professionals to better understand and leverage the executive recruiting profession. Prior to founding ScoutRock, she was the director, executive recruiting at Lockheed Martin, where she initiated a corporate-wide centralized executive recruiting program.

Focusing on the top 2% of executive positions within the company through direct executive search, following the retained model, the function improved the quality of hire by a 215% increase in high-potential nominations, a 175% increase in diversity, and a 570% decrease in executive attrition. Prior to Lockheed, she served as a consultant in Korn/Ferry International.

5 Ways to Keep Executive Candidates Secret

While running the executive recruiting department for a Fortune 50 company, I once overheard a conversation between two people at a well-known coffee bar. Based on their dialog, they were executives from my company‚Äôs main competitor and were discussing a candidate they had just interviewed. Said candidate was a high-potential executive at my…