Several clients have been short on top talent. With virtually zero unemployment, the traditional job search programs yield virtually 0% talent. Even with an executive recruiter, you may be prone to lose your candidate at the last minute when his/her current job figures out they need to do a better job of retaining them and they take action.
To give you a few sagas from recent client examples:
Instead of either of these scenarios, why not retain your key performers? Start with the following:
What are you doing to retain your top talent?