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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Use an Executive Recruiter in 2023

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

The 2023 labor market looks to be as challenging as 2022. With the unique workplace landscape in a post-COVID world, workplaces are finding more challenges to overcome when finding the right hire for the right job. Every business is looking for a way to find and hire the right talent and the role of an executive recruiter is a powerful tool to fill high-level positions and get the ideal candidate.



Here are six reasons to use an executive recruiter


1

You are looking for a candidate with a unique set of skills and a history of over performance. Finding the right candidate with the exact skillset you want for your role is challenging. A skilled executive recruiter will not only find the right candidate with sought-after hard skills such as technical, management, and analytical skills. Too often, soft skills are overlooked in recruiting and job posting. Will they be a good fit in the organization, work well with team members on all levels, and have an effective communication style in their new environment? Companies will have definitive answers to these questions and find these unique individuals through the executive recruiter's efforts.


2

Effective recruiters can help you negotiate and get the job offer accepted. Their previous experience has seen what works well with executives and implementing a negotiating strategy that lets both parties feel pleased with the outcome. An inexperienced recruiter or one unfamiliar with contract negotiation at the higher corporate level could blow their hiring budget or offer conditions that may make the candidate walk away for good.


3

The existing networks executive search teams have is a very powerful tool. Their entire purpose is to find, attract and retain top talent, and they have built extensive networks and strong relationships in a variety of industries. Not to mention their vast database, which corporate recruiters don’t have access to.


4

The way executive recruiters operate can be greatly advantageous to a company. The fact that they are not a part of the company allows them to operate more discreetly. Suppose an executive is underperforming or an issue arises where they need to be replaced. Or there are organizational issues that a new hire would need to address, the information can be highly confidential. In that case, the outside recruiter can operate freely and get the new candidate in place without a disruption in the day-day of the business.


5

Effective recruiters can help you negotiate and get the job offer accepted. Their previous experience has seen what works well with executives and implementing a negotiating strategy that lets both parties feel pleased with the outcome. An inexperienced recruiter or one unfamiliar with contract negotiation at the higher corporate level could blow their hiring budget or offer conditions that may make the candidate walk away for good.


6

Inclusion and diversity. Diversity hires undoubtedly have a positive impact on a company, and in 2023 it is clear that although there have been big strides to hire more diverse candidates into senior positions there is still a significant gap that can hurt innovation, messaging and a company’s image. Executives can avoid “group think” with new perspectives and ideas and prevent highly skilled candidates from falling through the hiring gap that has been established in corporate recruiting.



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