Hiring the top talent in the marketplace is not a “crapshoot.” It’s not a matter of “dumb luck” or “good fortune,” either. As a company, either you’re doing what it is necessary to find, recruit, and hire the top people in the industry—or you’re not.
I was recently talking with a professional in the Animal Health industry. He reached out to me to inquire about career opportunities for himself.
During the course of our conversation, he mentioned that his current employer is opposed to recruiters and doesn’t use them. In addition, he said that he doesn’t know why that’s the case, even though he’s asked to use recruiters in the past because he’s experienced difficulty finding and hiring top talent. The company’s HR department told him that he could not use recruiters.
As it happens, I know for a fact that the company has used recruiters in the past. That’s because I’ve placed some of the company’s top people, and many of them have been there for years. In fact, I placed one of the most respected employees within the company. He’s been there for more than 10 years, and he’s contributed significantly to the organization during that time.
Now, when I worked with this employer, they had some of the best talent in the industry. Top candidates wanted to work there, and I was able to help attract those candidates and place them at the company.
Based on this recent conversation, plus others that I’ve had with people in the marketplace, landing grade-A candidates has now become a challenge for this employer. Specifically, it has struggled to compete with other companies—companies that are using recruiters to gain access to top talent.
Is this a coincidence?
I’ve been in the business long enough to know that there are no coincidences when it comes to hiring top talent.
When this company used recruiters, it had no trouble first identifying and then hiring some of the best candidates in the industry. Now that it doesn’t use recruiters, it’s clearly experiencing problems finding the candidates it needs to stay competitive.
As mentioned above, companies do what it is necessary to find, recruit, and hire the top people in the industry—or they don’t. A “if you post it, they will come” approach does not produce exemplary results.
What does produce exemplary results is enlisting the services of an experienced recruiting firm with a proven track record of success.
For that, no coincidences are needed.
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