Executive Recruiting Today

Exploring the pandemic's impact on executive search

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.

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Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology, ERE and others in the USA as well as UNLEASH, iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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