For your organization to reach its goals—both long term and short term—it must hire well. Not only that, but it must also hire consistently well.
More than likely, you’re well aware of the costs associated with making bad hires. Hiring mistakes can turn into a “black hole” where time, energy, effort, and of course, money, end up going. That is NOT a recipe for hiring success, nor is it one for organizational success.
This is where an experienced search consultant can help.
With that in mind, below are the many ways that a search consultant can improve hiring success for your company:
#1—They have knowledge of the employment marketplace.
Marketplace conditions can change and fluctuate. Because search consultants are “on the front lines” of the market every day, they know what’s happening in real time. That kind of knowledge is critical for employers that want to hire consistently well in this current candidates’ market.
#2—They know the top candidates in the marketplace.
This probably goes without saying, but you can’t hire the best candidates unless you know who the best candidates are. This is more difficult considering the fact that top candidates are usually passive in nature. In other words, they’re not even looking for a new job. However, search consultants know the identity of these top candidates.
#3—They already have relationships with some of the top candidates.
Not only do search consultants know who top candidates are, but they also have relationships with some of them. They might have placed them before, and they’ve certainly discussed their careers with them. Consequently, the candidates are more likely to take their call and listen to what they have to say.
#4—They can convince candidates to consider your organization’s employment opportunity.
Because search consultants know who the top candidates are and because they already have relationships with some of them, they can more easily accomplish this. That’s because if the candidates have worked with them before, they trust the search consultant. And of course, the search consultant is proficient in the important skill of recruiting.
#5—They help close the candidate during the offer stage of the hiring process.
The offer stage is quite possibly the most important part of the process. An employer can not afford mistakes at this stage, and this is where the participation of a search consultant is critical. They know what the candidate will accept and not accept, and they can once again put their recruiting skills to work.
#6—They help with the onboarding of new employees.
A good search consultant is invested in the success of the candidates that they represent. As a result, they should assist in the onboarding of their candidates, so that there is a smooth transition for both the candidate and the client (employer). Their goal is a win-win situation. After all, they don’t win unless the client and the candidate both win, too.
#7—They help with an organization’s overall retention rate.
This is due to the role of the search consultant throughout every stage of the hiring process. In addition, a good search consultant knows that consistently hiring well doesn’t mean much if you can’t retain the candidates that you hire as employees. One of the only things costlier to an organization than making poor hires is a high rate of turnover.
Does your company hire consistently well? Does your hiring give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace? Do you retain all of your best employees? If not, then a search consultant can provide value and improve your organization’s hiring success!
If you’re looking to hire exceptional candidates, then we invite you to connect with our team today and see what The Doepker Group can do for your organization.
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