Sometimes, hiring the best candidate possible for your open position is not clean-cut. It’s not predictable. The process doesn’t go anywhere near as smoothly as you think it will.
However, if it still ends in the hiring of the best candidate for the position, it’s all worth it.
There are numerous examples of how recruiters have helped hiring authorities navigate tricky situations, including the following:
- Hiring somebody who they’ve worked with before
- Hiring somebody who they’ve worked for before
- Hiring somebody from a competitor when they personally know the other company’s hiring manager
- Hiring somebody who is actually one of their family members
These are just a few of the situations in which hiring officials can find themselves during their search for top candidates. Even in situations that aren’t as extreme as the examples presented above, the hiring process can become complicated and difficult to navigate for those who aren’t experienced in such circumstances.
This speaks to the hard-core value that an executive recruiting firm can provide to organizations in their quest to hire the best. They can deal with the messy, non-predictable situations that can often arise during the hiring process, and they can deal with every situation in between.
However, what specifically is some of the value that an executive search consultant can add to the process? Below are just five of those items:
- Knowledge of current market conditions
- The identification of top candidates in the marketplace
- The negotiation and navigation of tough circumstances
- The solving of problems as they arise, no matter how unusual or difficult
- The ability to remain objective during key negotiations in the hiring process
Executive search consultants do NOT simply send the resumes of potential candidates to hiring managers. They do much more than that, and they perform an instrumental function in a company’s quest to hire the best talent available for continued growth and development.
In the armed forces, the term “special ops” is short for “special operations.” This refers to a part of the armed forces that has been especially trained to deal with highly sensitive and difficult circumstances to achieve a critical strategic objective.
It’s the same with recruiting and hiring top talent. In many cases, the “hiring mission” is not simple, it’s not straightforward, and it requires a high degree of skill to pull off.
More often than not, these are the types of “missions” that involve hiring the best candidates. The degree of difficulty is greater, from identifying those candidates to getting them to accept your offer of employment.
When you need a “special ops” agent for your search, that agent is your recruiter.
An experienced executive search consultant can be trusted with ALL of your hiring needs, but especially those that involve top candidates, those that are more difficult to fill, and those that bring with them a greater degree of urgency.
Do you have positions that you’re trying to fill right now that fit that description?
We help support careers in one of two ways: 1. By helping to find the right opportunity when the time is right, and 2. By helping to recruit top talent for the critical needs of organizations. If this is something you would like to explore further, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.