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Is It Time To Break The Mould?

Posted on 12th April 2017

As an experienced Consultant in Recruitment who has previously worked in the Executive Search industry I know how important it is to find the right EA for your Industry Practice. With some of my client’s practices currently working on up to 50 searches at any given time having an EA who is fantastic at their job, working alongside Partners and Associates to help facilitate the delivery of each search, is  business critical. This is by no means a job for the faint-hearted and it takes an exceptional, dynamic individual with high levels of professionalism and endurance who has a clear understanding of providing Partner and Board level support.  And all of that for circa £40K!   

So is the Executive Search Sector limiting their talent pool? 

Throughout our 30 years in the industry, we have come to recognise the challenge that effects most sectors. There is a tendency when looking for new talent to search only for those that have experience in the sector; this is most prominent within Executive Search.  The preference for candidates with experience within the search sector may make sense at first glance, but when truly analysing who is ‘the one’, we realise these skills are not exclusive to search sector candidates only.

With the desired skills not being exclusive to  your world, you might be missing out on big retained fees, by saying no to some of the top talent out there.  If you’re shrinking your pool of candidates to those with sector experience, will you also be shrinking your billing capabilities?  The fast-paced environment and ‘get stuck in’ mentality needed from your assistants is prominent throughout a variety of sectors like Real Estate/Property, Publishing, Investment Banking, and many others. For example, the process driven nature of a Management Consultancy translates extremely well into Executive Search, with Executive assistants already adjusted to the high intensity environment and embodying the skills we value so highly. It is time to break the mould, speed the time to fill, expand the knowledge of the industry, and most importantly have the highest billings in each of your practice areas!

With our three month 100% financial guarantees, now is the time to try before you buy. Whether you want flexible support for that new brief, or the next member of your permanent team, we are frequently speaking to candidates that are actively interested in moving into the Executive Search sector and eager for a new challenge our candidates are guaranteed to exceed all expectation, what are you waiting for?