Executive Recruitment: Are You Choosing the Best People for the Job?

A business is only as good as its people. That’s why you should take time to look for the right individuals who will work for your company. Hiring weak employees you eventually have to let go will just waste your time and money. Executives play major roles for your business, and leadership, dedication, and business skills are important requirements to build an effective organisation.

You have to be meticulous when planning for an executive recruitment, as this will make or break your company.  Here are guides for an effective recruiting:

Determine what’s lacking

Determine the responsibilities you need to give your soon-to-be executives. There will always be things you don’t want to do, but don’t think of them as a flaw on your leadership skills. Think of them as a clear indication that you need reliable help. Remember, you need to choose someone who will contribute toward achieving your goals, and not just a second version of you.

Hire people who bring in results

The team you plan to build should create a fun culture, yet still deliver quality work. It sounds simple, right? But putting things into practice is harder than it sounds. You may sacrifice some important areas if you’re just looking for a fun-to-be-with executive. Business is a serious endeavour. Hire someone who’s personable and easy to work with, yet will deliver results to the entire organisation.

Personality is just one factor

A good personality is definitely a nice edge, but you should also make sure that the executive you plan to hire has the right skillset and experience. You’re giving your business a higher chance for success by striving to boost your company’s efficiency with every ideal candidate.

Seek help for better recruitment

Executive recruitment is not easy. You don’t just hire people right away and terminate them if you don’t like their quality of work. Staffing is costly so you should do it right the first time. Think for the long term. Choose executives who will bring something to the table to help your business grow.

Executive recruitment takes patience and meticulousness. It’s not about hiring people who have the longest experience; it’s about candidates who can fill what’s lacking in your organisation.

About the Author

James Maxwell, a Media Buyer at a media buying agency in New York. He was a former media ethics professor at a university in Los Angeles.