Headhunter hired to find next city manager
Original post made on Jan 6, 2011
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 6, 2011, 10:39 AM
on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm
"The council has budgeted $23,000 for the recruitment process, which will come from general fund reserves."
Money well spent, and will return dividends in spades, if the recruiting process identifies a candidate that can run this City as well as the outgoing City Manager has.
on Jan 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm
The City should be able to conduct their own search as people will be falling over themselves for this job. This is a $23k gift to the Head Hunter.
A big thank you to City Manager Kevin Duggan for a job well done. It shows when you hire a local and not someone from out of the area who is passing through and they are just looking at this as a stop in building their own career.
on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm
The $23K is listed for the "recruitment process". Presumably that's in addition to the headhunter "fee", which would typically be a percentage (20-30%?) of the hired employee's salary.
Not weighing in on good/bad...just pointing out that most likely the expense goes well beyond $23K. The actual terms should be in the headhunter contract.