Job boards won’t cut it for employers amid hiring surge

In July, job openings reached an all-time high in the U.S., according to data from the Department of Labor. Companies across the country sought candidates for almost 6 million open positions, more than 150,000 of which were in the business sector.

Of course, the organizations looking to fill these positions probably aren't taking out advertisements in local newspapers or posting canned role descriptions to online job boards. Like most savvy, talent-hungry enterprises, they turn to retained global executive search firms to source impactful business leaders with the executive experience and managerial chops to take their businesses to the next level.

But why work with such organizations if you have recruitment personnel on staff?

"When it comes to attracting C-level staff, retained executive recruitment firms are preferable."

Internal human resources personnel excel at filling low to mid-level management positions but when it comes to attracting C-level staff or candidates for otherwise difficult-to-fill positions, retained executive recruitment firms are preferable, according to The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. The executive recruiters who drive these firms have deep industry connections that allow them to get in touch with transformative business leaders who are looking to make a change but have yet to test the job market. Plus their specialized knowledge makes them impeccable screeners with the power to pinpoint talent who excel within your sector and fit your organization.

On top of that, these recruitment experts look to establish long-lasting partnerships with the clients they serve. As a result, organizations that use their services can maintain robust talent pipelines without relying on internal staff. In addition, search firms are being contacted by candidates not only for a specific opening, but to 'keep me in mind' on future opportunities for different companies or even different industries. As such, a search firm automatically has a wider reach than merely relying on job board responses.

Using a retained search firm makes sense for below-executive positions as well since the firm is tasked to find the RIGHT candidate(s) for the specific openings, rather than merely interviewing the available applicants based on job-boards.

Are you interested in filling your open positions with talented C-level staff? Contact YES Partners today! Our executive search consultants can connect you with truly gifted business leaders.

To see some of the roles we have already successfully searched for and placed, click here.

Finding people is easy, but finding the RIGHT people is not. YES Partners helps companies FIND the right people – for all company functions, across many industries and globally.

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