Right now, thousands of highly qualified professionals are working from home with slightly more down time than they had during what use to be a normal business day. That means they are able to walk the dog when needed, sit down for a lunch, take incoming phone calls and return messages that they normally wouldn’t have time to do. Now is the perfect time to reach passive candidates who would typically not entertain conversations of a career change.
Getting in front of these professionals now is imperative to ensure conversations in the future. Finding these passive candidates is no easy task and not one that many HR professionals have time for. However, a search consultant thrives at tasks like this and where they show great strength at building relationships.
Search consultants are already doing this in order to build their network of contacts so that when the world returns to normal, they can hit the ground running with a full pipeline. Executive-level searches can take an average of 90 days and some even take upwards of 120 days – by taking this prime time to talk to passive candidates, search partners can reduce that timeframe to help source the right professional for vital positions quickly.
If your company has any vital positions that it needs to hire for, now is not the time to bump the brakes; quite opposite actually. Now is the time to invest in the right resources to locate the right hire. The task of finding specific candidates is labor-intensive and time-consuming and a job for a search consultant that can take full advantage of this lull in the world.
Want to get out ahead of your competition? Be prepared to hire top-level candidates with an executive search partner that is already working for you by finding passive candidates.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100