Executive hiring isn’t the same as advertising for a typical role. These senior-level positions aren’t always advertised on job boards for anyone to apply to. Instead, they rely on outreach and direct sourcing. This is why many founders turn to existing networks and people they trust to fill senior roles. You can’t blame them for looking into inner circles as the position is so crucial to the future of the business. However, this can cause a lot of problems. Relying on the hinges of existing networks can lead to middle-aged white men playing musical chairs in senior roles while other candidates don’t get a look in.
Now CEOs and executives are claiming to prioritise diversity and inclusion within their businesses. As we all come to realise the critical value diversity can bring to organisations, teams and roles, many more businesses are beginning to make a conscious effort to diversity. However, to make this a reality in all company areas, it’s widely stated that you need to start with the c-suite.
Senior hires must be taken seriously, as not only are they expensive, but they can also have a huge effect on your business. Senior employees can change the dynamics of a business entirely. Each will have their own management styles, which will set the culture at least within their team. While it’s not an easy task to find the right one, when you do, they can make a huge difference to your business.
So, how can you ensure that your startup is in contention for the hottest senior tech talent when competition is so high? How can you ensure that your senior roles are filled by the right person, not just an available person?
Hiring executives and senior staff is no mean feat. It’s a challenge that both scaling businesses and more prominent names will have to undertake at a certain point, yet hiring senior-level team members can alter the company’s dynamic from how teams are managed to the company culture. With scaling businesses, senior hires have a lot […]
Have you ever been in a meeting in which people keep throwing around an acronym, and you have no idea what it means? As the meeting goes on, it seems like you’ve left it far too long to ask. Post-meeting, you take to Google to try and work out what on earth everyone was talking […]
For anyone who doesn’t currently work in the industry, recruitment can seem like a minefield of different terminologies. Traditional agency recruitment, Executive Search, Talent Mapping, RPO services and Project RPO are all different types of recruitment, so what’s the difference? More importantly, which is most relevant to your company? Well, to explain Project RPO and […]
From the very beginning, to now: Talent Works International Talent Works International turns 10 this March. This is an incredible milestone for us as an agency and a fantastic cause for celebration. As a business, we at Talent Works believe in transparency. So, in such spirit, we decided a conversation with our founder and CEO […]
We’re delighted to announce we have been nominated for no less than 5 awards at the In-House Recruitment Awards. The awards are proudly hosted by The In-house Recruitment Network which is the fastest growing community for In-house Recruiters and HR professionals in the industry. 2017 marks the 6th year of the awards ceremony which gives […]
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been nominated for 2 awards at the Recruitment Business Awards in 2017. The Recruitment Business awards are back for their 15th year celebrating excellence in recruitment across business and creative. As well as celebrating the very best in the recruitment industry the awards also advocate the most effective recruitment […]