Recruiting for senior-level employees can be a challenging, high-stakes endeavor. Due to the nature of the experience required for these roles, candidate pools are inherently smaller. Plus, since executive positions are such an influential factor in the overall success of an organization, there is pressure to ensure that you attract top talent and make the right hiring decision.
Learn more about finding the right employees in executive search:
Develop a Realistic Timeline
Plan ahead so you are able to be strategic with your executive search. Develop a realistic timeline for each phase of the process so you can give it the attention it deserves and not run the risk of making frantic, bad hires.
Write Informative Job Descriptions
Ineffective job descriptions can waste valuable time and cause you to lose out on top prospects. Write informative job descriptions that give an accurate sense of the scope of the position, the day-to-day expectations, the company culture, and any other relevant details. Even if you receive fewer overall applicants, having a comprehensive job description will prevent you from having to filter through unqualified prospects who don’t realize it is a senior-level position or getting executive talent far into the process only for them to pull out because the opportunity wasn’t what they thought it was.
Prepare a Compelling Pitch
Senior-level professionals who are in demand will have their pick of employers to pursue, so it is crucial to be ready to persuasively and concisely explain what is so great about working for you in particular. Prepare a compelling pitch that communicates the positive aspects of your organization and what sets you apart that you can quickly relay whenever you interact with a prospective candidate.
Identify Talent Sources
Since executive searches will have fewer qualified prospects in general, it is crucial to strategically cast a wide net rather than limiting yourself to active job seekers only. Identify talent sources to pursue from various channels, including industry organization job boards, professional LinkedIn groups, and referrals from current employees.
Utilize a Recruitment Firm
Executive search is a time-consuming, highly specialized process that you may not have the capacity or expertise to handle in-house. Utilize a recruitment firm to serve as a resource for your senior level hiring needs. Not only can they streamline the process so you can make decisions more quickly and not lose out on top talent, but they are also highly experienced in hiring and evaluating candidates for the likelihood of success. Additionally, a recruitment firm has insight into what candidates are looking for in the current job market so you can make your offers as appealing as possible.
Land Top Talent for Your Team
Find qualified executive level candidates by working with The Hire Firm for your recruitment needs. With nearly three decades of experience in recruitment and staffing in New Mexico, The Hire Firm will find top talent who will be a successful long-term fit. Contact us today to learn more about our employer services.