Proactive hiring strategies are a key factor that will help you hire better. Increasingly, the use of data is becoming a more important part of recruitment strategies. With great talent becoming harder to come by (and with increased competition), you need to dig deeper to find that needle in a haystack. Data can help you identify trends and potential candidates – particularly those who are not looking. Passive candidates are a huge source of top talent.

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At IQ Partners, we take a data-driven approach to how we recruit, identify, and help our clients hire great candidates.

One of our primary tools is LinkedIn Talent Insights. This is a talent intelligence platform that offers real-time data that can be used to help improve your recruiting process.

This tool helps us better understand the market in terms of talent, competitors, market trends, and movement. It provides us with insights into which companies are gaining people and which are losing, where those people are going, and geographic trends. This helps us keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening right now in the employment market.


Our proactive approach to using data to recruit has garnered IQ Partners with some recognition.

LinkedIn has recognized us as a Talent Insights Pioneer in the Search & Staffing category. We take pride in being recognized for our forward-thinking approach to finding the best talent available.

Data will only continue to become a more important part of the recruiting process. The more information you can collect about candidates, the better you will be able to accurately assess them while reducing bias.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

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Bruce Powell

Bruce co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as Managing Partner. His personal background includes hands-on management experience in sales, marketing and marketing services. He has built management teams for a wide variety of marketing, communications, media and technology companies. He has also participated in several M&A transactions for service-based companies and is frequently called upon as a resource in the planning and negotiation of such deals.

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