Hiring For the C-Suite in Crisis: Tips for Executive Hiring

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Executive hiring is different from the average process of hiring. It involves hiring for a top or executive position within a company and more advanced methods of recruiting are required. With a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic, hiring for the C-suite becomes more complex. Here is how to hire executive positions including managers, C-Suite executives, directors, vice presidents, among other top-level positions during the pandemic.

Importance of Executive Hiring in Crisis

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Any executive role in your company is critical, especially in steering your company to safety in the current storm. Finding the ideal candidate for these positions is important for overall success and business continuity. Individuals in executive positions right now are responsible for making decisions that determine your company’s survival and shape its future. This is why executive hiring should be approached with the utmost attention and be treated as a priority.

Challenges of Executive Hiring

  1. High Competition for Top Talent

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Right now, most companies are back to the drawing boards strategising their best angle to come out of this tragedy stronger and sure-footed in their industries. Companies are competing for the best talent available. Top executives know they are in demand and they can choose to work wherever they want.

2. Executive Candidates are Usually Passive

High chances are when you are looking to fill an executive position, you will find passive professionals whom you will have to coax into looking at the details of your role and the benefits associated. With many companies shutting down and laying off people, talent might be easy to come by but you need to be sure that the people you hire can deliver.

3. The Changing Job Landscape

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the future of work as we know it. Changing rends include working from home, flexi-hours, and a big leap in the digitization of the workplace. Leadership in the workplace is always changing and new roles are coming up every day. The demographic landscape is also changing fast and we now have very young professionals taking up leadership positions.

How to Recruit for Executive Positions Successfully

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While recruiting for executive positions is difficult, it is possible. With the right recruitment partner. BrighterMonday Kenya provides the executive end-to-end hiring package that helps you hire executive and hard-to-find talent across Africa for those hard-to-fill roles.

At the same time, BrighterMonday is currently playing its part in supporting businesses during these challenging times by allowing them to post their jobs for free on the platform. This way, companies can have access to our database of the best and brightest talent across different African markets will guarantee you of the ideal fit for your role within the shortest time possible. Post your job for free today.

Our do-it-yourself employer center also provides you an opportunity to create candidate pools for future urgent roles so that you always have great talent within reach to sample out in case of an urgent need.

Try us today. Reach out to us today and someone will get back to you with a tailored solution for your urgent executive recruitment need.

Doreen Mueke
Doreen is the Senior Content Marketer at Ringier One Africa Media.