True Launches Talent Advisory Practice

May 7, 2024 – Global talent provider True has launched a talent advisory practice and a strategic alliance with Hogan Assessments, a tool for workplace personality assessment and leadership development. Debu Mishra, partner and head of talent advisory for True, will lead the talent advisory practice from Dubai. “With the launch of our talent advisory practice, we are even better equipped to serve our clients and candidates through every step of the executive talent journey,” said Joe Riggione, co-CEO and co-founder. “For 12 years we have been the leader of data-centric executive talent offerings. Innovation is at the core of every talent solution we provide, and this new global practice is no exception. Our clients and candidates are already getting incredible value from Debu and his team, and we’re excited to officially bring the practice to the market.”

True’s talent advisory practice provides companies with an executive talent advantage by leveraging insights from Hogan Assessments, True Advance, Leadership Circle, and talent intelligence amassed from True’s focus on talent data. The practice will use data and insights from True’s databases and assessment tools, alongside True’s network of coaches and development experts from True Advance, True Bridge and True Search, to offer advisory solutions.

“Guided by Mr. Mishra’s 30 + years in organizational transformation, the talent advisory practice will invest in companies’ long-term success and help them achieve business goals through leadership due diligence, succession planning, executive transitions, board and leadership chemistry, team effectiveness, and performance coaching,” the search firm said.

“Deciding who will lead a company is perhaps the most impactful and consequential choice a company has to make,” said Wendy Howell Hogan, CEO of Hogan Assessments.  “Our tools and decades of research on high-achieving executives provide the data companies need to hire the right employees, identify and develop talented individuals, and build better leaders.”

“Our top-tier search, advisory, coaching, and assessment capabilities, coupled with our vast insights from millions of executive search data points, distinguish us from competitors and enable us to give clients unprecedented clarity to make informed talent decisions,” said Mr. Mishra.  “Hogan Assessments are a cornerstone of our practice resources, invaluable in addressing clients’ executive leadership challenges.”

Related: True Appoints Regional Lead for Middle East and North Africa

Working in both the private and public sectors, True Search has offices throughout the U.S. as well as the EMEA and APAC regions. Since the late 1990s, the firm’s founders have refined their search process with a blend of data-centric insights, relationship-building, and experience to produce a methodology that consistently improves hiring decisions and accelerates growth. The firm’s clients include Jet, Work Front, and Summit Partners. True Search is a subsidiary of True Platform, a global portfolio of human capital services and products for high-growth tech and tech-enabled organizations. True recently placed No. 6 on the Hunt Scanlon Media “Top 50 Recruiters” ranking.

Providing Additional Services

Last month, True partnered with Leadership Circle, a global provider of executive coaching, assessments, and advisory services. “We help the most innovative companies recruit the right talent to drive their visions, and Leadership Circle understands, assesses and drives leadership effectiveness better than anyone,” said Mr. Riggione. “Our companies are both data-centric and aligned in our determination to provide comprehensive executive talent search and succession management solutions to clients.”

“We help individuals, teams and whole systems increase their leadership effectiveness, leading to tangible business results and in turn organizational transformation that is powerful and sustainable,” said Bill Adams, co-founder and CEO of Leadership Circle. “Partnering with a tech-enabled, data-driven executive search leader like True allows us to help our clients fill in the gaps we identify on their leadership teams and during succession planning.”

Leadership Circle provides a combination of consulting services and assessment and development products designed to optimize leadership effectiveness. With decades of experience coaching executives and working with senior teams, Leadership Circle has expertise in developing internal succession candidates and assessing external ones as well.

True also recently acquired Bleeker, an executive coaching and assessment company. “Through integrated assessment and coaching, True has enhanced our comprehensive talent management platform, solidifying our role as strategic partners to businesses building their leadership,” said Mr. Riggione. “True Advance provides leaders with invaluable insights about themselves, while simultaneously offering companies transparency into prospective hires’ performance and alignment with the existing leadership team dynamics.”

Co-founders, Cam Snaith and Jay Liddell’s network (boasting former Olympians, PhDs, and entrepreneurial founders) continues with True Advance to deliver their data-driven, individual and team coaching to clients, which include Nike, Google, Bitly, BlackRock, and One Equity Partners.

Related: True Acquires Jopwell

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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