I work for a lot of different hiring managers who are looking for new team members or leaders. I’m sometimes asked why a good communicator who knows what they are doing would need help recruiting. The answers are highly varied but interesting I think.
- For many it’s simply a matter of time management. Hiring is a very time consuming process and they want someone to do the leg work and work with them to make sure they have the best available candidates to choose from.
- For others, it’s because they know that demand for strong communicators (especially those with about 7 to 12 years of experience) is very high and the supply doesn’t keep up. They actually need someone to do proactive outreach for them. To go out and find suitable candidates, pitch them on the job/opportunity and invite them to apply.
- Some want a subject matter expert to help them assess the candidates in advance so that they only interview the very strongest candidates.
- And a few recognize that hiring is perhaps the most important job they do as a leader and they want to have a thought partner working with them to increase the odds of a great hiring decision.
Whatever the reason a hiring manager chooses to engage me to help them with their search, I bring my subject matter expertise, data base of qualified candidates and proven hiring processes to the table. Over the past 10 years or so, I’ve done dozens of searches for communicators at all levels. And, it’s work I continue to thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for letting me help!