Often companies are simply not prepared enough for the necessary rigorous recruitment process that is needed to find the right fitting employee for their company. This can be especially true when the role that needs filling is an executive position. The stakes are especially high in these instances as the hiring the wrong fitting candidate for a company can lead to disaster.
Therefore, it is not surprising more and more companies are turning to specialised recruitment companies to help find the best fitting. One of the main benefits of using a recruitment company is the fact they usually have a much larger pool of candidates to help select for the interview process than any individual company would. Secondly, it�s down to you as a company to then decide how much input you wish to have with the recruitment process. Be cautious of the two extremes of spending too much or too little time in the process. If you spend too little, the recruitment company may not have enough to go by. While if you are there at every stage of the process, the recruitment company�s involvement may seem rather irrelevant.
In London, executive search firms can be easy enough to find. Many London based executive search firms are also more than happy in helping finding executives for further afield. This can be especially useful if the reason for a new executive is a moving of a company or an expansion into a new location where an executive for the new area is needed and you do not have the resources to find an executive within that area.
Never feel you have to be compelled to go along with the recruitment company�s suggestion. You know your company better than anyone at the end of the day, therefore if a fit doesn�t seem right don�t be scared to say so. Executive search firms do have a reputation to maintain however, so hopefully the chances of this happening are thin.
Overall, a lot of time and in house resources can be saved by using executive search firms. They can also expand greatly the amount of potential candidates for the role, while still making sure they have the necessary qualifications. Therefore, giving your company a better chance of finding the perfect fit for a role.