When unemployment is as low as it is now, hiring often proves challenging. It’s particularly challenging for those in specialized fields like IT or data science. And it’s even more of a challenge to find executive and C-level talent in specialized and technical fields. Fortunately, these issues are not without solutions. In fact, an effective solution to an issue like finding top-level talent in a specialization like data science can be as simple as partnering with data science recruiters.
Working with a recruiting firm that specializes in management, executive, and C-level placements in industries that include, among others. consumer products, data science, analytics and ecommerce can prove an effective solution to a number of the most common and serious hiring and recruiting issues, as detailed below.
Finding Top Talent
When the pool of those looking for work is limited, the corresponding population of talented C-level and executive candidates seeking work is going to be far thinner still. Simply finding talented people for open positions is consistently cited by hiring managers all over the country as the biggest hiring hurdle. One of the chief contributors to that staffing stumbling block is that there’s an excellent chance that the best candidate for the job you’re hoping to fill is already employed somewhere else.
This is exactly where a C-level recruiter can prove a lifesaver. An experienced executive recruiting firm will already have the lay of the land as well as the the sourcing skills needed to find and select top C-level talent. They’ll bring their knowledge of talent in the industry and those looking for a change to the table. After all, the best candidate for your position might already be employed elsewhere—but an experienced recruiter will know this and reach your STAR candidate, wherever they are.
Long Lead and Processing Time
If you are hiring for a business, especially within a competitive, fast-paced dynamic like ecommerce recruitment, the top candidates are not going to stay on the job market long. And there’s nothing more frustrating than losing a good candidate to a competitor because your hiring lead and processing time drags on. Have a clear-cut hiring process in place before you start your recruitment process for a critical position. It’s a candidate-driven market—top talent will not wait in the wings!
Fortunately, a professional, executive recruiting firm can both speed up and fine-tune the process and source quality candidates for your leadership team. And, as executive recruiters with specialization in your industry, they will act as a liaison between you and the candidate. They’ll stay in close contact with your prospective hire and help you keep the process moving along at an appropriate pace.
Your Culture and Finding a Culture Fit
The importance of culture fit in hiring has been appropriately prioritized recently. Regardless of their other qualifications, an executive or C-level hire who clashes with the company culture isn’t going to work out for the best. But sometimes it’s hard to succinctly describe or understand the company culture and what truly matters beyond people getting along and avoiding major clashes. It can also be a challenge to determine without bias if someone will be a good culture fit.
Fortunately, when you partner with an experienced executive recruiting firm, culture fit will be a priority in their candidate search and screening. A recruiter will also be better able to objectively determine best fit based on top needs. Not only will the best recruiting firms help you clearly define the role you want to be filled, but they will also ask the right questions of both candidate and company to get the STAR talent you need.And that’s in addition to periodically reviewing and refining their search and engaging in regular communication to make sure they’re hitting the mark.