Executive Search – Learning About The Various Steps Involved In The Process

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In order to obtain the best benefits of hiring a professional executive search firm, it is important for the hiring companies to be aware of the various steps they need to take to make the entire process smooth and hassle free. The key to getting the best candidates is to establish a strong relationship based on trust and transparency with the recruitment firms carrying out the executive search Germany. This can be achieved by following the below mentioned steps to ensure the success of the complete hiring process.

Meet the recruitment executives: The first step in the direction of launching an executive search process is to for the HR managers and/or the hiring manager from the hiring company to meet the recruitment executive of the search firms. The important points to be discussed during this meeting should include the basic outline of search requirements, the time limit to be provided, providing the recruitment executives an idea about the company work culture and the roles and responsibilities of the prospective candidates.

Define the structure of hiring process:The hiring companies should be extremely clear about their own role in the recruitment process. This essentially means that they should have clear understanding of the level to which the company will outsource the task to the recruitment agencies. While some companies might prefer the inclusion of their in house HR executives in all aspects of recruitment process, others might limit their involvement to conducting the final interview only and approving the choice of the recruitment agency.

Establish the needs and expectations for the position:  No recruitment process can succeed unless the basic requirements and expectations from the candidates are defined well in advance. In fact, most top ranking German recruitment agencies, do not initiate the recruitment process unless the clients provide them with complete details of their expectations, in terms of qualification, experience and soft skills of the prospective candidates. This helps in streamlining the search and makes the whole process less stressful besides saving both time and money.

Meet the candidates and choose the best one: Once all the above parameters have been satisfied, the executive search firms start looking for the most appropriate candidates suited for a specific role. A rigorous screening process is carried out to shortlist the best candidates, at which stage the management of the hiring company is required to conduct a final interview. The interview is based on the feedback and information provided by the recruitment company about individual candidates as well as the personal competence of the people conducting the interviews. This interview might result in the management finding the most suitable candidate for the job or rejecting them all due to various reasons. In case the latter happens, the entire excise of hiring is re-initiated and the process continues until the hiring company finds the perfect professional for the specific position.

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Executive Search – Learning About The Various Steps Involved In The Process

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