When filling director and executive level positions, you want to find the actual-best available candidate for your job opening – not just the best person who sees your advertisement. When you retain an executive search firm to assist you with the hiring process, you gain the ability to advertise your opportunity to a pool of highly qualified candidates. With a retained executive search firm, the simplified candidate search process saves you time and the trouble of hiring the wrong person.
Consider these best practices to assure your retained executive search firm represents your organization accurately and locates the right candidates.
5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Retained Executive Search Firm
1. Verify Experience in Your Industry
Select a recruiter with extensive industry experience to access a strong pool of candidates.
2. Thoroughly Describe Your Needs
Your recruiter should have a clear understanding of the role’s responsibility, experience and qualification requirements. They should also be able to speak to your organization’s top selling points.
3. Ask for a Written Report of Search Goals
Get all of this in writing to verify your recruiter has all of the information correct.
4. Understand the Process
Determine what your responsibilities and what the recruiter’s role is during the process. For example, find out when you should expect to hear from them, find out who will conduct interviews and who is responsible for vetting applicant resumes.
Misunderstandings and ineffective candidate searches most often occur due to a lack of communication. If you have any questions, doubts or concerns during the process of working with a recruiter, be sure you communicate clearly with them. Retained executive search firms focus on maintaining long-term relationships with clients and candidates and will go out of their way to ensure a smooth and effective process for everyone.
Our Personalized Approach to Filling Critical Healthcare Positions
At The Rokos Group, we offer a highly personalized approach to our candidate search process. We take extreme care to become thoroughly acquainted with our clients, the work environment and culture of their individual organizations and to become familiar with the requirements of the positions which they wish to fill. We maintain close contact with both clients and candidates throughout the search process and strive to provide a transparent, convenient and effective hiring process every step of the way.