With the recent Pandemic and closure/downsizing of companies, a lot of great talent is left looking for their next career. However, a lot of the top talent were the ones who stayed and have valued tenure as part of their story. Let’s take a quick journey:
Ursula Burns: 35+ years at Xerox
Sundar Pichai: 15+ years a Google
Jack Welch: 40+ years at GE
Mary Barra: 30+ years at General Motors
These people invested the majority of the professional life to one company and one mission – they weren’t actively seeking replacement career opportunities on job boards. Imagine if a retained search partner brought you one of these people for your company?
Candidates who average fewer years with companies are more apt to be applying and actively looking for their next move. These individuals are still easy to find and readily available to speak to – in most cases, they may be coming to you or need less of a pitch.
People who stay with companies for multiple years are genuinely happy with their role and the company – they aren’t typically out searching for jobs. They may be open to professional networking in order to expand their connections, but not so much to land their next role. These people are harder to get to because they make themselves less accessible. In order to find these people and potentially sell them on the opportunity to work for your company, you need specialized help from professionals that are keen on identifying and ‘selling’ to them.
Executive Search partners are skilled at understanding who would be a good fit for a company, finding them and bringing them into the process. They understand the value of being proactive in order to make these relationships that prove to be beneficial to companies looking to bring on the very best talent.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100