Whether you’re an employer or a prospective employee, you may feel overwhelmed with options and opportunities. As an employer, you may want to make sure you have the right fit for the position and for your overall business ethic. As a prospective candidate, you may want to know that you are in the right place to use and hone your skills.
Fortunately, these parallel goals can work in tandem and help you achieve the ideal business relationship you are looking for. After all, you know what it’s like to be on both sides of the table, as professionals.
Executive Recruiting & Expertise
As someone working in an executive capacity, you know how to get things done, how to stay motivated and how to motivate others. You know how to find the right person or people to get the job done. You also know what jobs need to be done and how to do them well.
Use your skills and knowledge to find a position or a candidate with skills you know will complement and support your own.
You can leverage that potential from both sides. Use your skills and knowledge to find a position or a candidate with skills you know will complement and support your own. You’re not looking for a carbon copy of yourself, but you are looking for a company or an employee with the same general goals and with knowledge you need and can build upon.
Carefully consider the specialized knowledge and opportunities you can gain from this position, or this employee, whatever side of the table you happen to be on at this moment. Once you do, you will be well on your way to that perfect choice.
Executive Recruiting & Collaboration
In case the above sounds a little confusing or tangled, let’s put it another way. When you are hiring a seasoned professional, it’s best to view that person as a potential collaborator. How can you work together? How can you integrate your goals? Will their goals be in line with your own?
You want someone who can collaborate and come up with new ideas, because they really understand how to help your business thrive.
Let’s say you’re looking for a new hotel manager, for example. Your hotel is in a dense, downtown area and tends to cater to business professionals. You want to convey a laid-back, clean look to your hotel. Naturally, you will consider the experience of potential candidates and how long they have worked in the industry. You should also consider their interests, their background, their knowledge of how business professionals—your clients— think. You want someone who can collaborate and come up with new ideas, because they really understand how to help your business thrive.
Conversely, let’s say you are applying to be a new hotel manager. Likely, you have worked in the industry for some time. Likely, you will be looking for a position that matches your interests and background and an environment where you can fit in. Perhaps you prefer a laid-back, casual workplace, where everyone does their job competently and simply. Or, perhaps, you want a fast-paced, high stakes location. When you search for potential jobs these are the some of the key factors to keep in mind.
Executive Recruiting for the Long Term
Business owners/shareholders, executives come and go but your business will, hopefully, live on forever. When selecting the best candidates, it always pays to be thinking several steps ahead. What kind of long-term impact will this person make, if hired? What do you hope to gain down the road?
Job candidates, what do you see yourself doing in five years? In ten? How will this position help you to achieve those goals?
Candidates and owners alike, how will you make this relationship work for your mutual benefit, both now, and for years to come?
Executive recruiting can be a complex process. It is one of the most important decisions a business makes, as well as one of the most important decisions a candidate makes, setting the course for years to come.
After 40 years of experience, Bentley Price Associates understands the value of putting the right people together and creating a perfect fit.