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Why Should Companies Form Partnerships With Executive Recruiting Firms?

April 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Executive Search

Firms today have an understanding that it is vital to hire the right people for the right jobs. However, sometimes due to the stress and pressure of business, there really isn’t time to go out and look in the market for qualified applicants when needed. When this occurs, firms will play it safe and go with the employee they already are familiar with and have confidence in and attempt to train him or her, rather than risking bringing in an unknown/unproven talent in these challenging times. The potential advantages of insourcing are it can be less worrying, it provides employees more motivation and encouragement, and the risk of failure maybe minimized. The disadvantage is that you might miss out on hiring new talent with fresh ideas, superior skill sets and more experience.

Nowadays, it is a must for companies to be well prepared for the shifting trends in hiring. Companies that understand the trends and develop strategies based upon these trends usually are the obvious winners because they are already adjusted and ready for the changes in talent recruitment. The core responsibility of executive recruiting firms is more important than ever as competition increases within this “battle for talent” environment. Because of this, developing close relationships with an executive recruiting firm can be an essential factor for a company when their plan is to obtain access to the highest quality applicants.

The best executive recruiting firms’ are highly motivated to commit to a long term partnership with their clients. Meanwhile, have an understanding that both parties involved in the relationship have a priority to meet/exceed each other’s expectations. Through a strong partnership, executive recruiting firms can offer more than just qualified applicants. The best way to utilize executive recruiting firms is to actually involve them and welcome their advice from a consultative point of view when your company is making strategic hiring plans. Allowing them to make suggestions on managerial/executive structures, partake in positive ways to approach foreseeable available positions, estimate target compensation structures and to contribute their opinions on competitive marketplace events. Due to the fact that executive recruiting firms have access to extensive competitive market data, their role as an advisor can be beneficial to any company in terms of competitive analysis and what others are doing. Companies who build partnerships with executive recruiting firms and are prepared for the changes in management or corporate reformation will generally avoid pricey issues created by a void in a high level position down the road.

With the ever changing business environment, amplified competitive pressures and a diminishing number of management level executives, organizations will need to think ahead and be resourceful in order to hire leaders ready to take them into the future. These days, it is vital to set up a partnership with an experienced and well respected executive recruiting firm who can assist you through business strategies and human resource issues.

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This article is brought to you by BlueBridge Group, an Atlanta executive recruiting firm that provides boutique level executive search services nationwide. Visit us at http://www.bluebrigegroup.com for more information.

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