Executive recruiting is the process of finding and hiring candidates to fill top vacant positions at the company.
In executive recruiting you to aim to find and hire executive personnel such as senior managers, directors, vice presidents, chief executive officers and similar high-level officers within companies.
Your goal is to land the best talent, regardless of whether or not they are currently looking for an opportunity. Executive-level talent has neither the time nor the desire to be mired down in a clunky, disorganized hiring process. From the first contact to sealing the deal and onboarding, be sure your strategy, systems, and methods are timely and efficient. You can – and will – lose your best prospects if your competition outruns you.
Create a Good First Impression
It’s an old adage, for a good reason: a first impression can truly make or break a relationship. Present yourself [and your client’s or company brand] with the utmost of professionalism, starting with that critical first meeting.
Create the Job Description
The research of the previous step provides most of the insight for what’s included in this document. This document is the main reference for the researchers, search consultants, and clients during the search. A job description most often contains detailed information about the role, responsibilities, the hiring client, key opportunities presented by the executive job, and outline career and educational requirements.
Build a Rapport with Candidates
The critical part of executive recruiting is building relationships with your candidates. In order to do that, you need to adopt a highly personalized approach. The candidate should always be on the focus of your recruitment process.
Remember, the best executive candidates are hard to find and even harder to persuade to make a move. This is why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your position immediately. Instead, focus on getting to know your candidate first.
- You are presented with the most qualified individuals, giving you the time to focus on more important tasks.
- A quicker onboarding process will have an executive-level position filled sooner than you expect.
- You will get a large talent pool
- You get access to experienced recruitment professionals who have expertise in selecting and placing candidates in a variety of industries.