The benefits of using retained executive search during COVID-19
As several professional industries go through a hiring boom following the easing of lockdown, companies all over the world will look to recruit talented individuals to bolster their resources, especially in leadership positions.
The beauty of the competitive recruitment market is that candidates are now widely available in every corner of the globe, and this will prove especially beneficial as businesses need to fill positions at all levels of seniority quickly.
While this may appear simple, businesses run the risk of hiring people who are not capable of improving operations or carrying out the specific role correctly if they rush the recruitment process.
At G&E, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to executive search and selection. We work with our clients as trusted partners to meet specific needs, forming a genuine alliance that ensures our goals are aligned with internal objectives.
With this in mind, we’ve shared two benefits of using retained executive search companies when navigating through the hiring boom post-coronavirus.
Recruiting the right people at the right time
As mentioned above, it is absolutely crucial to avoid rushing the recruitment process at any stage. Particularly when searching for talent at mid-management level and above, making the right choice during recruitment can be the difference between success and failure.
The right candidates are readily available for the businesses who are willing to find them. Taking the time to work with a retained executive search company will give these businesses access to an exclusive talent pool.
In addition, utilising retained search will give a business the long term capability to explore new candidates in their chosen market or industry.
At G&E, we create an extensive list of candidates in each of our specialist sectors that has been built over the years, providing our clients with talented individuals whenever they need them, thus giving them the best possible chance of securing the strongest candidates for particular roles.
This is especially beneficial as we continue to move into a post-COVID landscape, where roles and availability can fluctuate quickly.
Reaching untapped corners of the market
While candidate pools may be continually rising following the business disruption caused by COVID-19, businesses will undoubtedly understand how difficult it can be to find talented individuals who are the right cultural fit for the company.
Anyone who has conducted an internal recruitment strategy will know exactly how time-consuming it can prove to be. Especially when it comes to C-suite recruitment, where the importance of securing the right individual is paramount, extra consideration must be made.
This is especially true when previously undiscovered individuals use executive search companies to partner them with businesses aligned to their skill sets and ambitions.
At G&E, we conduct a skills gap analysis to establish an understanding of a candidate’s short, medium and long-term potential, and align these with the goals of our clients, giving us a deeper understanding of an individual’s capabilities.
In turn, this allows us to provide businesses with talented individuals who are right fit for the company, who also cannot be found elsewhere on the market. Read more about our approach to sourcing candidates here.
Taking the time to perfect the recruitment process has always been vital, but at a time where businesses remain vulnerable, it can be the difference between success and failure for corporations of all sizes.
The right candidates will be available, wherever in the world they are, and retained executive search companies are key in partnering these candidates with the companies to match.
For help sourcing top talent during COVID-19, please contact G&E Partners today.