Talent Citizen is by far the best outside partner, consultant, etc. I have worked with in my nearly twenty years in advancement. Their agility, their flexibility, their creativity, their compassion, and sense of humor is unparalleled- not to mention that they’re really good at finding great candidates.
Talent Citizen helped in my critical thinking around hiring by pushing the envelope around what it means to “fit” at an institution. I think often times you hear the term “cultural fit,” but one of the earliest things we talked about was making sure that the person was going to be able to grow and expand here at the organization and re-framing the concept of cultural fit opened the door to a more diverse group of candidates.
They were very good about centering equity in a number of cases, in terms of not just developing a pool of candidates who came from all backgrounds, but also having difficult conversations with me about what may be required to yield candidates who both exceeded my wildest dreams around who they might be in the role as well as in bringing a different perspective to the team.