Executive recruiting has long been a competitive niche within our industry, often marked by slim candidate pools and lengthy hiring processes. Over the last several years, executive recruiting has adapted to the ever-changing market for engaging and attracting leaders. In many ways, the changes within C-level recruitment mirror those across professional levels.
The pandemic led many professionals to reevaluate their priorities, both in their careers and personal life. One way we’ve seen this play out is an increased priority given to workplace culture and an organization’s mission. Faced with the potential for multiple offers, leaders are weighing their connection to the work more than ever before. Organizations with a strong employee value proposition (EVP) and recruiters empowered with communication tools will do well to attract candidates who align with their mission and values.
A shift to a candidate-driven market has improved the speed of hire and candidate engagement. With a fiercely competitive market, it’s imperative to keep leaders engaged and prioritized during the interview process. Beyond interviewing, executive recruiters should keep a warm pipeline of passive candidates within their network.
Join us on November 30th for a CXR Executive Recruiting meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to benchmark with your executive search peers in a trusted environment. Register here.