Some businesses are already identifying hiring needs, and finding the right person for these key positions is not as easy as they thought it would be.
DALLAS (PRWEB) May 20, 2020
During the past few months, the country has experienced a massive forced contraction in business activity. Millions of people have lost their jobs temporarily or permanently. As the guidelines for reopening are defined and implemented, each organization must assess its people needs in the short run and for the longer term. Many business owners, hiring managers, and senior executives believe that hiring key middle and senior level people will be easier because of the cuts made in the business community. However, this may not be the case.
Carl Taylor, an Executive Recruiter based in Dallas, Texas and president of Carl J. Taylor & Co. knows that currently most companies are trying to get the doors open and their business restarted and/or ramped up. He notes “that each organization will deal with its people needs based on its own experience, and a lot of these people decisions will depend on geography, industry, and functional requirements.” However, Taylor says that ”some businesses are already identifying hiring needs, and finding the right person for these key positions is not as easy as they thought it would be.” There are at least three major existing and new trends in the recruitment of key leaders which may contribute to the challenge organizations have in identifying and attracting the right person.
The challenges of identifying and attracting the right people for leadership positions which existed before the recent shutdown have not changed. Baby boomers are still retiring, and in some cases, this reality has accelerated as a result of the pandemic. Also, enticing someone to leave their current role and organization may be more difficult because that person knows their current people, location, and culture versus a new position with more unknowns, particularly as they may relate to potential recurring or new health issues.
New and renewed businesses in the U.S. may impact the number and quality of viable leadership candidates. The strong interest in repatriating and/or creating more domestic oriented supply lines may generate significant demand for supervisory and management professional positions which haven’t been pursued in many years. This fundamental change in American business will impact manufacturing, logistics, and a number of other industries.
The manner in which work is done on a day-to-day basis has changed for many organizations and people. For example, working remotely will now be commonplace for many businesses. The engagement and management of these remote workers will be a new or expanded challenge for company supervisors and managers. The “way we have always done it” approach may be replaced by more creative “out-of-the-box” solutions.
No matter if the business has an immediate hiring need, a need in the next few months, or a longer term need, the competition for top candidates will continue to be challenging. Identifying and attracting middle level, senior level, and one-of-a-kind positions will require consideration of these and other trends for the company to be successful.
Carl Taylor is a Dallas executive search and recruitment expert with over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry. Carl J. Taylor & Co., an executive search and recruiting firm, has successfully completed challenging assignments for key board of director, management, and supervisory level positions in Texas and around the country.
To learn more about Carl J. Taylor & Co., call (972) 490-7697 or visit the firm’s website at https://www.carltaylorco.com.