If there is one piece of advice I could give to companies in this current market, is that when it’s time to hire you need to go headlong into it and get that hiring done quickly.
Finance Roles are increasing month on month at the moment, so the good candidates are getting snapped up when they either highlight their availability, or when we headhunt them.
It’s clear from a recruiter’s standpoint that companies who come onto the market with a weakly considered piece of recruitment (process, timing, offer etc) lose out to companies who hit the market hard.
Hard-hitting companies have the ability to turn round the recruitment as quickly as the candidate might want. They need to make it clear why a candidate would want to join them over another company, then move quickly.
What should you do:
Know how to sell your company and the role. If you find the great candidate, then they could well be in the process with another company. If they asked you why they should work for you, can you deliver a clear and polished answer quickly?
There are two ways to play the markets if you want to hire - if you get it wrong you could well be losing out on a lot of talent.