About Us

IQTalent Partners, Inc. provides full service, on-demand talent acquisition solutions, without commissions or long-term contracts. From research and sourcing to recruiting and executive search, our innovative approach quickly enables us to fill the most challenging hiring needs. With 150 full-time consultants, we have the bandwidth to scale up to the largest hiring challenges by either augmenting an in-house team or by becoming our client’s full-service recruiting department. We adapt to our partners’​ internal processes by creating customized teams to fit each client’s unique situation. Unlike traditional search firms, we provide complete transparency and share all candidate information; the candidate data belongs to our clients. The bottom line: our model is effective, resulting in faster solutions and a significantly reduced cost-per-hire versus traditional recruiting methods.

Founded in 2009, IQTalent Partners has partnered with over 300 global corporations and placed over 2,000 qualified candidates across five continents. We focus on seeking key talent for your firm – leadership roles, high-level individual contributors, and strategic hiring across the organization.

Our innovative on-demand model allows for a professional services, billable hour fee structure, significantly reducing overall costs for our clients. Each engagement is billed by the hour, with our clients paying only for the services they receive when they receive them, on-demand.

IQTalent Partners is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with satellite offices throughout the U.S, servicing clients across the globe.


Find a Recruiter


IQTalent Partners has a team of over 150 experienced researchers, sourcers, recruiters and executive recruiters available on-demand. Because we employ an on-demand, billable hours service model, our recruiters work as a team, hand in hand with researchers and with our clients’ in-house talent acquisition departments. The IQTP leadership group will assign the best team of consultants to fit each engagement based on experience and specific industry vertical and function in order to provide the most successful and cost-effective results.

Solutions And Expertise

At IQTalent Partners, you’re not a client. You’re a partner. No matter how big (or small) your company is, we’re here to solve talent challenges. Our augmented on-demand recruiting services range from research and sourcing to full life-cycle recruiting and executive search. Our services blend seamlessly into your internal processes, and because we use a billable hours fee structure, you will only pay for the solutions we provide as we provide them, on-demand.

We have over 150 U.S. based consultants with expertise across a broad range of industries. From engineering to business development to the c-suite, our team can find top talent across the globe. We strive to create meaningful, lasting partnerships with our clients and our candidates.

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News Briefings

Engagement Strategies to Source Stronger Candidates

It takes more than just a surface-level search to find the right candidate for a role. According to a newly released report from IQTalent Partners, the best course of action is to create a sourcing strategy that focuses on building out a strong candidate engagement process. “This will help you attract better candidates and provide

IQTalent Partners Launches Diversity-Focused SaaS Platform

Executive recruitment firm IQTalent Partners has unveiled Diversify by IQTalent Xchange to its existing talent exchange platform. Diversify by IQTX enables companies that are focused on recruiting and retaining underrepresented talent to generate an inclusive slate of qualified passive candidates for any open role. An original market concept, using responsible and advanced artifical intelligence combined with human

Creating a Formidable, Tech-Driven Search Firm

Two years ago, when Caldwell and IQTalent Partners first started working together, it was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Toronto-based Caldwell was looking for research support when one of the firm’s partners recommended the technology-driven talent acquisition solutions firm in Nashville, TN. So it was that Caldwell enlisted IQTalent Partners to help augment its

Candidate Sourcing Strategies to Build Your Talent Pipeline

Attracting qualified talent is a core goal of HR teams throughout the world. This competitive hiring landscape we are now in can be especially challenging for companies to stand out from the competition. “If you want to stay competitive, you need to source quality talent that is screened and ready for positions in the future,”

Press Releases

IQTalent Partners Launches Diversify by IQTalent Xchange

(Sept. 14, 2021)  IQTalent Partners, Inc., an on-demand talent acquisition, candidate sourcing, and executive search firm, announced the addition of Diversify by IQTalent Xchange to its existing talent exchange platform. Diversify by IQTX enables companies who are focused on recruiting and retaining underrepresented talent to generate an inclusive slate of qualified passive candidates for any open

Caldwell and IQTalent Partners Merge to Create Technology-Powered Talent Acquisition Firm

(Dec. 20, 2020) Retained executive search firm Caldwell (TSX: CWL) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IQTalent Partners, a talent acquisition and recruitment firm offering consulting, candidate sourcing, candidate research, and full-cycle recruiting to its clients, with an anticipated close date of December 31, 2020. The companies will combine to create a technology-powered talent

Talent Acquisition Firm Named Nashville’s Top Retained Recruiters

(April 27, 2021) IQTalent Partners, a talent acquisition and executive search firm, announced its placement on the annual Nashville Business Journal Largest Recruiting Firms report. The firm maintains its listing as the largest firm in the region, measured by the number of retained permanent placements, for the third year in a row. Despite Covid-19 creating

Talent Acquisition Firm Announces Launch of New Passive Talent Exchange Platform

(September 15, 2020) IQTalent Partners, Inc., a talent acquisition and executive search firm, announced the launch of IQTalent Xchange, an original market concept using advanced artificial intelligence combined with human expertise to create a unique passive candidate marketplace. The firm’s proprietary platform includes over 300 million professionals, offering its customers unprecedented access to the most


In the Media

Middle Tennessee area Top Workplaces 2021
The Tennessean has recognized 96 Companies and Organizations in Middle Tennessee area as Top Workplaces for 2021. IQTalent Partners is ranked 34th on the list with the company size being between 35-124 people.

Here’s who is best of the Best in Business Awards honorees for 2020
Wondering who took home top honors at the 2020 Best in Business Awards? Here’s your answer.


Largest Recruiting Firms by retained placements in Nashville
Information was obtained from firm representatives. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Nashville Business Journal.

Brand new company changing the job market
IQTalent Partners is changing the way big jobs are filled here in Nashville, recruiting talent for some of Nashville’s biggest companies such as Bridgestone and Amazon.

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