If you’re an entrepreneur or executive at an early-stage startup, it can be hard to devote the time and energy necessary to find the right team members to grow your business. As one of the original technology executive search firm, SPMB has over four decades of experience building, world-class leadership teams. We help investors and entrepreneurs find executives who can successfully scale disruptive, growth-oriented startups by approaching talent in an innovative way and leveraging our global network of trusted industry experts.
What Is Recruitment?
As one of today’s top executive search firms, SPMB has a unique understanding of how companies work and find talented leaders. This also allows us to provide valuable guidance to our clients about how we can help them better develop, manage, and optimize their own talent. Here’s what you need to know about recruitment: Recruitment is a business process for attracting and selecting candidates for employment with your organization. When considering recruiters in general, it is important to ask two key questions: What credentials do they have? Can they back up their claims? All executive recruiters should be able to answer both questions. If they can’t, then proceed with caution.
Executive Recruitment vs Resume Searches
Before you consider hiring a search firm, you’ll want to ensure your problem is one that executive recruiters can solve. Executive recruitment firms are ideal if you need help filling empty seats at all levels of your organization or department—entry-level to senior vice president. Resume searches, on the other hand, tend to focus on mid-to-senior level positions and often require years of experience in specific industries. If you’re looking for fresh talent with no industry connections (or someone with deep connections but no experience), resume searches might not be right for you.
The Recruiting Process
You may think hiring an executive search firm sounds daunting, but finding a talent agency doesn’t have to be. For startups with high growth potential, executives can make all of the difference in how quickly you bring your product to market. With SPMB’s network of recruiters across North America, we can find candidates who are more than qualified for your needs and can do it faster than traditional hiring methods.
Why Use A Recruitment Agency?
When you’re trying to hire a skilled professional, reaching out to someone who’s not directly related to your business can be difficult. Personal contacts and job boards are helpful but don’t come close to matching recruitment agencies for sheer reach. Executives have a huge pool of contacts, so working with one is like having access to hundreds of people who otherwise wouldn’t normally be accessible. This means you get a much better chance at finding top candidates faster and easier than you would without help from an agency.
How To Choose A Talent Agency?
Before you begin your search, it’s critical to understand how executive search firms work. There are plenty of options out there, and some are more reputable than others. The good news is that a quality talent agency will have no problem showing you exactly what they do and how they deliver value to their clients. They’ll happily send you written materials, including case studies with testimonials from real-life customers (CEOs). When dealing with professional recruiters, conduct a full due diligence check before signing any contract or paying any upfront fees. Don’t rely on just one vetting source – talk to other executives who have hired agencies in your space for feedback about specific companies.
What Does A Talent Agency Do?
When companies are looking to attract and retain a new employee, they have several options. But what if that new hire is not yet available? Maybe he’s already working at another company, or maybe he’s taking time off between jobs. In situations like these, hiring a talent agency may be just what your business needs to get ahead. Here’s why: -Talent agencies can help you find qualified candidates before they even become available for job openings. This means you don’t have to wait for someone else to make their next career move before you can consider them as a candidate. -Talent agencies can help you fill key positions quickly with top-tier candidates who might otherwise be out of reach due to location, salary requirements, or other factors.
Building a world-class leadership team is critical to your company’s success. Our executive search services take a holistic approach that includes behavioral, competency, and cultural fit assessments to ensure your new hire will be a valuable contributor from day one. Call us today for a free consultation.