Columnist: Dan Toussant, Executive Recruiter

Dan Toussant, Executive Recruiter, is the President of Dan Toussant & Associates, a recruitment and HR consulting business built around executive, management and sales searches. Dan offers clients a dual focus of recruitment and coaching expertise with over 30 years of Human Resource Management experience. He has held corporate managerial training and recruitment responsibilities for publicly traded global manufacturing and electric utility organizations.

As an entrepreneur, Dan established a human resource consulting division that provided recruitment, career transition coaching, and human resource outsourcing services to clients within a professional service firm, and managed that human resource consulting practice for seven years.

As the corporate HR leader, Dan led the recruitment programs in both a hospital and a professional service firm. He also developed an innovative leadership training program for junior partners and managers. He authored a nationally recognized performance coaching system, and served as senior adviser to that system.

Dan Toussant & Associates is a franchise member of Sanford Rose Associates network, the eleventh largest search firm in the US and the Americas. The firm also holds memberships in the Ohio Recruiters Association and the Society of Human Resource Professionals.

Dan is also a partner in The Interview Doctor, an HR training-coaching collaborative to provide smart-hiring strategies to hiring managers and job-interviewing skills coaching to career changers.

Dan is an active member of Toastmasters International and the Society for Human Resource Management. He earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation. He serves on two non-profit boards for children, and also chairs a program for children of incarcerated parents.

Three Skill Sets Most Sought After Today

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What are the most sought-after skill sets companies seek today? Dan Toussant identifies the THREE core competencies or skill sets that smart companies cannot get enough of, and always seek to hire. Watch more episodes in Dan’s series, Insider Tips From an Executive Recruiter 

Are You Hiring Big Enough?

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Have you hired in the last year and upon reflecting realized that you didn’t think big enough, that there were parts of the role that you minimized until you had the person on board? Let’s take a look at hiring big enough, so that the next time you hire someone for a key position, you’ll […]

How To Find Employees With a ‘Business Strategist’ Skill-Set

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  • 7 Months ago
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Hiring employees with a ‘business strategist’ mind set can make a huge difference for a company’s growth. How do you find people who bring that ‘big picture’ approach? How do you know when you are talking with a potential hire that can help your business define itself more clearly in the market place, with your […]

3 Business Leadership Tips from the Steve Jobs Story

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  • 10 Months ago
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Steve Jobs gave Walter Isaacson complete control to construct an unfiltered view of ‘who was Steve Jobs?’, and ‘why was he worth studying?’ in his biography. There are several teachable moments in this book even though Jobs was a person with many character traits that people disliked. I’ve identified three aspects to his leadership and […]

Dan Toussant: Your Trusted Partner in Manufacturing Recruiting

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Executive Recruiter, Dan Toussant, values family, giving back to the community he calls home, and especially, serving as a trusted HR partner and search consultant to manufacturers looking to hire key operations, sales, and finance leaders. His company, Dan Toussant & Associates is a leading Midwest-based manufacturing-executive search organization, a premier placement source for sales […]

Podcast with Dan Toussant

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Enjoy this podcast with our featured expert from our April issue, Dan Toussant.

5 Tips to Hire a Good Executive Recruiter

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  • 12 Months ago
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You own or lead a manufacturing facility.  You need more ‘good people.’  Whether it’s skilled technicians, skilled sales professionals or skilled cost-accountants, you need to hire more good people. For most manufacturers, this talent acquisition process is tough.  Do you believe you could do better? Here are five tips to look for in an executive […]