November 2, 2009 – Recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates has released Culture Analyst, a proprietary offering designed by psychologists and assessment specialists, that measures corporate culture by more than two dozen variables, providing companies with objective, quantitative information to make informed leadership decisions. Culture Analyst is a produces a quantitative, multi-dimensional measurement of an organization's culture — the preferences and inclinations of individual executives can also be measured and compared with an organizational assessment to evaluate alignment. The offering is yet another example of search firms rushing into new business lines, specifically leadership assessment, to offset the declines in their primary executive recruiting service offerings. Russell Reynolds plans to combine data from its Culture Analyst product with references, interviews and an understanding of its client needs and cultures to build a more complete reading on cultural interactions within a corporate structure. "Now more than ever, there is a critical need for executive leadership to not only fit in, but to embody an organization's culture and drive positive change during challenging economic times," said Dean Stamoulis, global assessment practice leader for the firm. "Before selecting the leadership that will chart your company's future direction, it is essential to determine the true nature of your current culture — and compare that to where you want to be in the future." With a worldwide network of 39 offices and more than 275 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.