Building a strong network and creating a pipeline of stellar industry professionals is an effective way to bring the next senior hire into your company. However there can be reasons for engaging with an external professional executive search partner in such cases as: limited time, drained resources and or confidentiality.
When you decide to go external for a search assignment, you want to follow a few simple steps.
SETTING UP THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
First time meeting with firm. Share honest information. Give the recruiting firm the good, the bad and the ugly on the company, the role and Include such information as:
ONCE YOU HAVE AGREED UPON THE FIRM
Follow this recruiting process:
Properly vetting senior-level talent for a company is essential. Whether you are conducting the search yourself or are working with an outside search consultant, know that it is a defined process and that to do it properly and successfully, there are no short cuts. Remember hire thoughtfully, systematically and strategically.
Don Leon is the founder and managing partner of Donald Leon Search. He has been an executive search consultant for 18 years and has worked for an international and global search organization as well as a boutique search firm before he started his own search practice in 2016.
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