Tips for Hiring Managers
Is it better for a Hiring Manager to have multiple sources/partners working on a Search?
When you have more than one source, you’re only getting a fraction of the effort from each. An exclusive arrangement is in the Hiring Manager’s best interest. The Hiring Manager is getting the recruiter’s full commitment to filling their vacancy.
A Hiring Manager may think they’re getting more effort from a recruiter when the role is in competition, but what really happens is our interest fades as we realize the Hiring Manager isn’t committed, and we go and put our energy and efforts into Hiring Managers who will work with us as partners.
Exclusivity allows a recruiter to bring in all their resources to bear in the talent search; a thorough, detailed talent search. When you work with one partner, you get a much stronger initiative from the recruiter; ultimately, you get the best of the best.
When it comes to matching the right person to the right opportunity, what’s most important: a knowledge/technical skill, work experience, or personality/fit?
Technical skills are undoubtedly important, but they can be taught. The reality is finding the right fit for your corporate culture is key to matching the right opportunity to the right person.
Have you heard the quote “culture eats strategy for breakfast”? No matter what business strategy or strategic plan you try to implement with your team, its success and value are going to be held back if you have the wrong people implementing and working towards the plan.