Ryan Search & Consulting


Ryan Search & Consulting provides Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Succession Strategy processes for clients across the globe.  Dan leads the firm in providing a seamless system of strategic methods that enable clients to look at their talent needs from an internal and external perspective. The primary market segments for the firm include Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Corporate, and Healthcare.

The firm has worked with multi-national clients employing large workforces and has also helped small firms in the emerging economy understand how to best understand, utilize and leverage their existing talent.

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Ryan Search & Consulting Develops Healthcare Focus

Franklin, TN-headquartered executive search firm Ryan Search & Consulting recently expanded into the healthcare space with the addition of Steve Shores as a senior consultant. “With the healthcare industry in the throes of immense upheaval, it has become essential to find the right leaders who know the industry well and can guide the full range

Despite Drop in Unemployment, Wages Remain Concern for Many Workers

With unemployment hovering at 4.1 percent, many companies face the recurring question of how to attract and retain top talent in a candidate-driven landscape. In order to remain competitive, it is essential for companies to focus on trying to boost wages or reevaluate their benefits packages, according to a new survey from Adecco USA. Nearly

Here’s Why Succession Planning Matters

For companies, failure to prepare for the future can be costly at best, disastrous at worst. Yet succession planning remains one of the top challenges facing businesses today. One recent study, in fact, found that more than half of companies surveyed do not have a strong candidate prepared in the event of a CEO transition.

Retaining New Hires Now Seen As a Critical Issue

Retaining new hires is on the minds of leaders at the vast majority of companies these days, according to a recent report by Korn Ferry’s Futurestep division, which provides advisory services and recruitment services for middle to upper level management. Ninety percent of the executives surveyed, in fact, said this is an issue for their companies. What’s more,

Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.9%, Favoring Clinton Ascendency

Employers added a solid 161,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.9 percent in what is the last piece of economic data before tomorrow’s big election. According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.8 million. This report follows the addition of 156,000 jobs added


Ryan Search & Consulting Adds Additional Focus In Executive Healthcare Recruitment

NASHVILLE, TN, April 11, 2018 – Talent acquisition and development firm Ryan Search & Consulting has added an additional senior consultant who will concentrate on finding and supporting executive leadership in the healthcare arena. Steve Shores, most recently a recruitment consultant with Quorum Health, has joined the Franklin firm whose nationwide clients are in the healthcare, architecture, engineering,

Ryan Search Adds Senior Consultant

FRANKLIN, TN, April 7, 2016 — Franklin-based personnel firm Ryan Search & Consulting has hired industry veteran Ken Smithmier as a senior consultant. The hiring comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that is partnering with the Center for Creative Leadership. Smithmier (pictured), who most recently finished a 20-year run as president and chief executive officer

Ryan Search & Consulting Partners With Global Leadership Development Firm — Center for Creative Leadership

FRANKLIN, TN, March 8, 2016 — Franklin-based Ryan Search & Consulting today announced a strategic partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to provide clients a deeper array of leadership development resources. A global provider of leadership development, Greensboro, NC-based CCL works with individuals, teams, organizations and companies to help them achieve their objectives. For over forty years, the