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Global Trends in Executive Search


Along with so many aspects of our lives over the past couple of years, we’ll find that some of the effects of the pandemic will be short-lived, and others will be long-term. As the hiring landscape changes, it’s never been more important to know the trends in the marketplace. Let’s take a look at a few:


1. It’s a Candidate-Driven Market

In much of the world, there are fewer qualified applicants than there are open roles. That means those doing the hiring need to be creative and persistent in their efforts to attract, hire and retain those star candidates.


2. Job ads are not going to cut it

Often, the best people aren’t looking; they are too busy being happy and effective in their current positions. Some of these folks would be open to hearing about an opportunity should it offer something over and above their current role, a new challenge, or a chance to build on their skills, but they are not actively looking to make a move. Reaching candidates like these requires a proactive approach.


3. Remote recruiting will continue

Speed is often vital, and remote interviews can cut the recruiting process timeline significantly. As things progress toward an offer, it’s still ideal to meet face-to-face, but in the initial stages, it’s much easier for many candidates to find time to meet remotely rather than traveling to a meeting.


If you’re ready to hire a senior finance or C-Suite leader, or just need help with your talent acquisition strategy, get in touch to arrange a quick chat. Email Paul, Brent, Troy, or Tara, or give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036.


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