“She’s My Person. If I Murdered Someone, She’s The Person I’d Call To Help Me
Drag The Corpse Across The Living Room Floor. She’s My Person.” – Dr. Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
People are one of the most important assets in any company. They make or break your organisation. As a consequence, hiring an Executive Search Agency in Germany for your company is like hiring the second most important person in the organisation after you. Choosing the wrong company for this task can cost you dearly, a risk you should never take. Having the Best Executive Search Agency in Germany onboard with you in this process, can help you with a lot of things and ease out the areas of pain for you.
But in the end, the decision to pick one from a final few is yours. You, as a CEO of the company has to choose, who of all the potential candidates seems to be the right fit for you and who will help you grow your business further. While conducting an executive search with a reputable company you will get some of the best talents as finalists. They all start to look similar after a point. They all have an amazing reputation. They all have accomplished a lot. They all have outperformed their peers.
Everything from qualification to experience seems somewhat equivalent. So how to pick one from the final few? We always counsel our clients in such situations to stay calm and see things from the perspective of “Candidate Fit.” In short, do you see that person to be your person? Can you make him your confidant in the longer run? While taking the final round of interviews, which candidate was most aligned to your vision for the company or which candidate had a similar approach to yours for a particular scenario.
This exercise can help you eliminate at least half of the final candidates. For the remaining few, you need to be a bit more precise and for that here are some of the points, you can consider:
Look For A Company Fit More Than Culture Fit
“Do Not Hire A Man Who Does Your Work For Money, But Him Who Does It For The Love Of It.” – Henry David Thoreau
Finding your person is not about finding someone who would fit in the culture of the organisation. More than that, he needs to fit in your company. Hiring an executive, is more like hiring a person who not only is adaptable to the company’s environment but also someone who forges a connection with the company and aligns his vision with that of the company. As a CEO, you should always go with the one who was able to forge a connection with you.
A Person You Can Trust
“Recruitment requires patience. It used to be about finding the right person for a job. Now it’s about finding the right person that will do the job, enjoy the job and want to stay and grow with the company.” Finding an executive is like finding a person who shares your visions and always has your back. It is all about the unshakable trust you two should share with each other. Look for somebody who is capable and smart enough to help you become a better CEO. Someone who does not believe in a“The boss is always right,” culture but rather, has a voice and beliefs of his own. Someone who challenges you in every possible way and brings something new to the table every time.
At the end of the day, whoever you go for has to be someone whose insights would help you make the most important decisions of your organisation. You do need someone, with whom you can have a connection.