Why Use Executive Search?
Executive search expands the candidate pool. Exceptional talent is a rare commodity. Executive recruiters have a network of contacts that expands far beyond in-house recruiters. The best candidates are frequently already employed and executive recruiters are in a better position to attract them to new opportunities.
Executive search is cost-effective. The benefits of using executive search need to be weighed against the cost of preparing and executing a recruitment advertising campaign, the time required to screen and interview candidates, the time required to check credentials and references, and the cost of long delays in finding the right candidate. Recruiting takes time away from other critical activities. Even more important is the potential cost of making a wrong decision. Executive search cost-effectively increases the chance of finding the best possible candidate.
Executive search brings objectivity and credibility to the process. Search consultants help clients objectively evaluate organizational needs and expectations, review organizational structure and reporting relationships, establish realistic position profiles and compensation packages, and understand the current healthcare recruitment market. Search consultants objectively evaluate all potential candidates – both internal and external. Internal candidates appreciate the objectivity of search consultants and many external candidates will only participate under the strict confidentiality of a search consultant. Search consultants can also glean significant information from even reluctant reference-givers.