How to Provide the Best Candidate Experience When Recruiting Executives?

Importance of candidate experience in executive recruiting

When recruiting any candidate today, you really need to work hard to provide the best possible candidate experience. When it comes to executive recruiting, your efforts to improve your candidate experience should be scaled 10X.

Finding and hiring the ideal job candidate for your company's C-suite level is a challenging task.

This is because the best senior executive talent is being courted by many different companies. With the unemployment rate lower than ever, companies are competing for the best talent at all levels, especially at the executive level. Top level executives know they are in demand and that they can choose where they want to work. To make sure that your company will stand out as their employer of choice, you need to provide an impeccable candidate experience.

How to provide the best candidate experience when recruiting executives?

Be discrete

According to Experteer career services survey:

  • 86.9% of executive candidates prefer being contacted through a private email address or via online networks (77.9%).

Contact your potential executive candidates through their private email or personal social media profile. In the first contact, ensure them that you will maintain confidentiality and be discrete throughout the whole process.

Build relationships

The critical part of executive recruiting is building relationships with your candidates. In order to do that, you need to adopt a highly personalized approach. The candidate should always be in the focus of your recruitment process.

Remember, the best executive candidates is hard to find and even harder to persuade to make a move. This is why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your position immediately.

Instead, focus on getting to know your candidate first.

Go the extra mile

Going the extra mile in when recruiting executives can make or break your hiring process. Since these candidates are high in demand and approached by many different companies, they have probably seen and heard it all.

This is why you need to differentiate your approach and go the extra mile. Demonstrate how much your company is invested and committed to hire them and implement personalized touches to make your executive candidates feel special.

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