As the economy recovers, recruitment needs are picking up. But the economy is also changing fast, and the workplace is being transformed by technology, concerns for the environment and a generational changeover. New skills are needed: along with expertise in project management, vendor management and sales, firms are hiring cybersecurity experts and software developers.
As a result many firms have come to rely on executive recruiting services for their new hiring.
Does your firm need executive recruiting services?
Amid all the stories about the difficult job market, there’s an underlying untold story. That’s the problem in matching the right candidates to the jobs available. In 2014, 71% of respondents reported that they had a shortfall of skilled candidates in their sectors. In 2013 this figure 76% of those who responded.
More and more business are turning to executive search to help them find qualified employees. The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in September, 41,400 people were employed in executive search positions. As of 2013, qualified candidates were identified through applicant tracking systems, referrals and social media, in that order. The average time to fill positions in 2013 was 32 days for permanent positions, 6 days for temporary workers and 8 days for contract workers.
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If your firm is hiring, a executive search recruiter might be able to help you. From project management to biometrics, covering the range of old and new workplace skills, recruiters will be able to match the best people for the jobs you have available.