To grow your business, you might need a special type of search expert -- an executive search firm -- to assist in attracting, interviewing, and hiring mid- to senior-level employees. Executive search firms have long been used by big businesses but more small and mid-sized firms are realizing that they can also benefit from paying these consultants to help draft accurate and enticing job descriptions, generate a pool of qualified candidates for top-level jobs, vet references, and speed the hiring process.
You should also know how to use executive recruitment services. This article, written by Joseph Daniel McCool, explains how to use executive recruitment firms to achieve the best results:
If you've launched an external search for a world-class business or nonprofit executive, you may have already been frustrated by the process, the cost, and the results (or lack thereof). Your search must be led with a sense of urgency. Otherwise, the opportunity cost relating to the senior-management vacancy will surge. And if it hasn't produced a good fit for the role and your culture—someone who stays in the job and meets performance expectations—the cost of a bad executive hire will end up too high. To get the most from executive search, keep the following 10 tips in mind.
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This video explains executive recruitment process and differences between executive recruitment firms:
It’s important to remember that a good executive recruitment firms should find the most suitable mid- and senior level executives for your company. The goal is not simply to find the most obvious candidates but to recruit the right people: they need to be a great fit for your company.
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