recruiting for change management

When introducing changes in an organization, particularly significant changes to the organizational structure or management personnel, the seamless transition often requires managing the impact of changes on the employees. Change management professionals develop and implement structured approaches to introducing changes in the organization which focuses on supporting individuals and guiding them through the process. As a result, change management generally falls under the purview of human resources. At Search Solution Group (SSG), our recruiting team specializes in consulting with clients to assist them with identifying change management needs and sourcing the best talent for our clients to hire to oversee the process.

Change management professionals integrate strategic planning, project management, and organizational development with psychological frameworks to provide support for individuals as companies introduce changes. From small transitions within teams to organization-wide updates in technology, change management professionals specialize in providing support regardless of the size of the change. In addition to differences in educational backgrounds and experience, change management professionals also obtain a wide range of professional certifications. Due to multidisciplinary approaches to managing change, variation in the scale of changes to implement, and diversity among professionals in the field, recruiting for change management requires expertise not only in talent sourcing but also a deep of knowledge of the change management discipline and methodology.

Ashley Goldberg, Director of National Sales, discusses recruiting for change management below:

After consulting with clients and creating the job description and requirements for the change management position, SSG recruiters vet each potential candidate to find the perfect fit. Whether the client plans to implement change across the entire company or within a portion of the company, our recruiters thoroughly screen prospects to ascertain which candidates have the background and expertise that match the client’s criteria. Not only does our team consider broad categories of education and experience listed on resumes, our recruiters look closely at specific experience in managing changes (e.g., implementing new human resource information system (HRIS) or bringing on a new plant manager) and determine how relevant the candidate’s past experiences are in relation to our client’s needs. Unlike other recruiting firms, SSG adds value by developing highly detailed candidate profiles to present to hiring managers.

Effectively managing change requires the experience and expertise of a change management professional with the right background. To identify the best for clients, it’s imperative that our recruiters understand both the client’s needs and the candidate’s profile. With over 16 years of experience, SSG recruiters are experts in sourcing talent for change management positions.

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