Attracting and hiring executive-level talent can be a complex process. If you find your current human resources team is stretched too thin, lacks the capability, or is taking a long time to fill open positions, it’s time to consider using an executive search firm.
How exactly can an executive search firm help your business make the right hire? Learn from The Applied Companies! Here’s when you can determine it’s time to work with an executive search firm in Reno.
1. When the role is either brand new or beyond internal expertise
New roles can be difficult to recruit for because your team might not know what they’re looking for. There are no established metrics or benchmarks. They may not be unanimity about what the role should encompass. Outreach into the community and established networks may be limited or nonexistent. All of these factors can come into play if the role you need filled is beyond internal expertise.
An executive search firm has the reach and expertise needed to define new roles and those beyond internal expertise. Executive search teams will have connections you need in the relevant community of professionals.
2. When there are limited internal resources to conduct a search
Many organizations do not have full human resources departments, but rely on hiring managers to recruit and hire needed positions. Others have human resources departments, but find the resources for recruitment and hiring limited. These departments play a number of roles, including onboard, benefits and compensation, and handling promotions and terminations. They will not always be able to devote full resources to executive recruiting.
An executive search firm will be able to devote the resources needed until the position is filled.
3. When you need to save time
Executive searches can take a good deal of time, especially if they are handled internally. All key members of an internal search team typically have other duties, which means that executive search activities are juggled, and may sometimes take a back seat.
Utilizing an executive search firm means you’ll be utilizing a resource that can expend all its time on the task. As a result, valuable time is saved.
4. When you need internal and external confidentiality
In some executive searches, maintaining internal confidentiality is crucial both to initial talks and ultimate decisions in addition to external confidentiality. Strict confidentiality levels can be difficult to maintain with an internal team. An executive search firm has multiple safeguards, ensuring the required confidentiality can be met.
Trust an Experienced Team with a High-Profile Hire
Candidates in an executive search must be handled with professionalism, tact and discretion. With an experienced executive search firm, you can be assured that all aspects of the search will be handled to your satisfaction.
Looking for executive search assistance in Reno and across northern Nevada? Contact The Applied Companies today to learn more about how our personal approach and expertise in executive search can benefit your team.