Written by Kimberley Startup | March 7, 2013
With more and more companies looking for smaller (yet stronger) teams to push their business to new heights, webrecruit has witnessed a rise in demand for executive-level employees.
Yet this demand has also prompted a more rigorous selection process, putting even more pressure on over-stretched HR departments to deliver against their company’s hiring needs.
If you’ve launched an external executive recruitment search for a world-class professional, it’s likely you’re already feeling the frustration of this process. But it doesn’t need to be this way.
To help you get the most from your executive recruitment search, here are some head hunter secrets to ensure you bring only the best on board.
Know the business sector.
Follow key media, research the latest trends and stay updated with the latest news and announcements to enhance your executive recruitment strategy.
Don’t let cost drive your decisions.
When recruiting executives, you’re hiring for business and profit growth – not cost avoidance.
Sell the package.
Never assume that top executives don’t have other career options. Market what’s great about your company and the specific opportunity both now and for the future.
The best candidates won’t wait for you, so if you see someone you like, invite them in for an interview straight away.
A large proportion of influential and sought-after executives use LinkedIn so start building your network and connecting with potential employees.
If you’ve interviewed an executive for a top role within your organisation, it’s courtesy to provide some closure on their candidacy. It will also promote a positive image of your company.
If you’ve found a hidden gem, be ready for a counter offer from their existing company or another company altogether.
Whilst executive recruitment may seem like a costly and time-consuming task, when done properly, you’ll reap the rewards and kick your company up a gear.
As a leading provider for executive recruitment solutions, webrecruit has the professional expertise to operate across a range of industries and disciplines for companies of all sizes. To find out more, please click here.