As your business grows, there will likely come a time when you need to find a senior appointment or executive. But recruiting executive level posts is often challenging.
What if your new hire costs you money instead of making you money? What if their management style upsets all your star employees and they choose to leave?
These are just a few of the consequences of making a bad executive recruitment decision. Yet with some proper preparation and a well-planned, thought-through recruitment process, you can easily avoid all this and increase your chances of finding a successful executive.
If you’re new to executive recruitment, fear not; here are the Ten Commandments for finding that perfect senior appointment.
Thou shalt not hire an executive based solely on their skills and experience
Thou shalt ensure my new executive’s ambition and motivation is aligned with my company
Thou shalt not let costs drive my executive recruitment decisions
Thou shalt hire for business and profit growth – not cost avoidance
Thou shalt never assume that top executives don’t have other career options
Thou shalt ensure my new senior professional is at least paid the market rate
Thou shalt always keep up-to-date with industry news and key media
Thou shalt promote a positive image of my company and provide feedback to my candidates
Thou shalt use LinkedIn to my advantage and build invaluable relationships
Thou shalt not delay in making an offer when I find my perfect executive
Executive recruitment is paramount to the success and growth of your business, ultimately setting a company apart from its competitors.
While it might seem like a huge and daunting task, follow these ten commandments of executive recruitment and you really will reap the rewards – having a genuine opportunity to identify the best executive talent for your team to boost your business up a gear.