Effective C-Level Recruiting Tips
Executive search firms routinely engage in hiring a top-level executive for their clients. Hiring the right candidate and engaging in a thorough hiring assessment is important for the future success of the business. Under the current low unemployment rates, top-level executives are seen as passive candidates as they are already working, and expect to be approached and found, rather than them taking the switch. Therefore, recruiting the next C-Level executive is not going to be an easy task and will require a sophisticated approach to the hiring process. Here are some tips to consider:
Ask for Goals and Vision
When doing a career assessment it is important to be aware of the goals a candidate has in life, and what is their vision for the business they intend to lead. Recruitment firms provide test scenarios to check how candidates respond to fluctuating market demand and reputation losses that can occur to any business. An expert C-level executive will provide prudent ways to bounce back and reclaim the markets. However, stay patient and understanding as real-life may be harder to navigate at times.
Asks for ways to mitigate Downsizing
Downsizing and reduction in workforce is a proven way to reduce expenses for all business sectors. It can be a personality assessment on how a candidate sees a downsizing event. The perfect candidate will provide an outplacement plan, but also exhibit solidarity, empathy, and compassion towards those who will lose their jobs.
Keep the interview process Simple
Executive Search firms work on behalf of their clients and represent them in every interview or meeting with prospective candidates. As it serves as the first impression, recruiters should act at the highest level of professionalism and provide a cohesive plan if a candidate is shortlisted. Also, respect the needs of the candidate and appreciate their ideas rather than criticizing them in the first meeting. Let them share their thoughts.