Are you ready to win?
When asked to anticipate the year ahead, 77% of executive recruiters surveyed see an escalation in the fight to wow and woo the right candidates, up nearly 10% from the previous year.
While only 3% don’t think the job market will improve over the next six months, 70% believe it will. What’s changed? The biggest change for companies looking to fill executive assignments appears to be in the Consumer Products sector, up from tenth to fifth position, making it the fastest growing industry last year. The top industry sectors seeking to fill executive assignments in 2018 are Healthcare, Manufacturing, Technology and Pharma/Medical/Biotech.
What do you and your organization need to do to prepare to win over top talent?
- A fresh perspective. If you find yourself dipping into the same well (single industry search) with the same bucket (old tools), think about how a more holistic approach from a recruiter with cross-sector experience and relationships would impact results.
- Balance. Integrated tools and tech enables you to tap into the talent marketplace with more precision. Then what? How do you dig deeper to identify candidates that fit the culture and the forecast on your timetable? Use sourcing methods that are both intuitive and analytical.
- Engage. To find and keep the best hires on your radar, it may be time to change the rules of engagement. With clearly defined goals, high-touch networking keeps each search human-centric and connective.