Executive recruitment is one of the most delicate and difficult challenges facing organisations today.
Matching candidates’ skills, experience and background to the job requirements and the business culture is the key to success. But all too often the recruitment process lacks attention to the most crucial element – the first step in the search for a successful match.
The Art of Attraction
Attracting the right candidates for an executive position is the first hurdle to overcome. Advertising alone may not yield the rewards you desire.
Your ideal candidate may not currently be looking for another position or may simply not see the advertisement as, generally, they’re too busy doing their current job
It is a highly competitive market out there.
Could utilising the services of other companies provide a greater choice of more suitable candidates?
Find the Right Partner
Working with an executive recruitment partner who has an in-depth knowledge of your business culture will enable them to accurately target suitable candidates for your executive positions.
They also have the advantage of being able to place advertisements precisely where they will attract not only the largest number of candidates, but also the most suitable ones.
Highly focused assessment days before interview and on-going training when the candidate has successfully secured a position also contribute towards a culture of target-driven achievement within an organisation.
Executive recruitment partners should establish a relationship with your dedicated point of contact, usually a HR team member. which helps them to understand the intricacies of the role and the challenges the candidate will face and enable them to target the right person for the role
In today’s streamlined and cost-conscious work environment, finding the right leaders for your company is vital, both to maintain a competitive edge and successfully drive your business forward.
The qualities of leadership, decisiveness, intuition and business acumen are essential in a management role. But the secret to successful executive recruitment is to find all of these ingredients in one outstanding candidate.
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