CEO search partners Denver, CO? In response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, experts expect nearly 50 million new candidates to flood the market. For the first time in years, we’re seeing a shift from a so-called “candidate’s market” to an “employer’s market,” with a greater number of potential employees than there are open jobs. Many organizations and hiring managers are taking this time to rest on their laurels, assuming that candidates will come to them.
Assess how each candidate’s work arrangement should be structured. Could it be a contract role to allow more flexibility than is possible with a fulltime hire? Consider structuring hires to minimize unemployment and outplacement costs in the present climate of uncertainty. Implement low-cost, minimal-effort, yet high-impact employee retention and mental health practices. Everyone knows we are in an unprecedented time and companies are making some things up as they go along. But keeping new and current employees involved and part of the plan will foster a climate of “we’re all in this together,” where the company’s next great idea can come from any employee that wants to contribute. Scared, resentful employees don’t often want to offer ideas.
Every existing and prospective Spectrum Client is unique, with different needs, challenges, priorities, and corporate cultures. Spectrum appreciates this and will invest considerable time getting to know your business intimately. Should we work together, our goal is to be able to represent your brand as effectively as you do. This discovery process also enables us to develop a compelling value proposition to take to the marketplace, as 95% of the candidates we reach out to are gainfully employed and are not actively seeking new opportunities. The competition for top notch talent today is as fierce as its ever been so it is vital that we make the strongest initial impression possible. Discover more details at CEO search partners.
Heather joined Spectrum in 2009. She has worked in executive search for 20 years and has partnered with Spectrum’s CEO, Kevin Hahn, for much of that time. Heather has played a pivotal role in developing Spectrum’s private equity-centric candidate identification and acquisition capabilities, as well as both supporting and leading executive C-level and functional leadership searches. She has worked extensively in each of the 6 primary verticals that Spectrum supports as well as others, including direct marketing, education (for profit and on-line providers), and hospitality sectors. Heather has successfully completed hundreds of searches over the course of her career. Her depth and versatility have enabled Spectrum to execute on its strategy to be a single source provider to its PE clients.
Private Equity firms entrust Spectrum with hiring their senior most important leaders who will shape and determine the future success of their portfolio companies. We have successfully guided our Clients through hundreds of these processes. Selecting the right candidate accelerates the timetable for achieving the goals of your investment thesis, enhances valuations, and ultimately leads to a very successful exit. Many of these firms utilize us throughout their entire portfolio due to our process, persistence, and thoroughness. As a trusted partner, Spectrum has completed every search we’ve been hired to perform – a track record we are very proud of. If we have to engage with several hundred candidates to find your next leader, we will. Read additional details on private equity recruiting firms.