We utilize many different methods and techniques for sourcing and attracting the very top candidates, but unlike many executive search firms we never place ads. We target passive candidates who are currently employed but open to their next great opportunity. We find that this approach yields the strongest, most qualified candidate possible.
Just a few of the recruiting and sourcing methods that we utilize are: reaching out to members of our nationwide database, calling on trusted candidate referrals, direct recruiting through a multitude of different lists, professional groups and organizations, select social media sites, information from financial publications and website and just a few secrets of our own.
We’ve been recruiting A+ finance executives for over a decade now and we’ve learned to do it better than anyone else out there. Since our founding in 2008 we have placed over 500 CFOs and we have done so by utilizing every ethical and professional recruiting technique out there. One single approach just doesn’t cut it and over the years we’ve learned when and where to use one technique and when and where to use another.
Our CFO Recruitment Process
Our nationwide database consists of thousands of exceptionally well-qualified CFO and financial executive candidates. Our database consists of candidates who have already been through our rigorous interview process and who meet our most stringent requirements. Our database consists of CFOs and financial executives who are at the top of their game, currently employed, not actively looking, but open to hearing about a great opportunity.
Another method that often utilize is reaching out to our trusted network of candidates to find out who they might know for a particular opportunity. We have that exceptional candidates typically know and refer other candidates like themselves. We only ask for recommendations for candidates who they feel are truly exceptional. We then put them through our rigorous interview and screening process to determine if they are truly outstanding.
Direct recruiting is another method within our toolbox that we utilize on a daily basis. Our recruiters are experts at calling in to companies to speak with the CFO directly, presenting a potential opportunity in a favorable way and then gently easing them into the interview process. This is a skill that many inexperienced recruiters do not possess, but all of our recruiters have substantial direct recruiting experience.
Another method that is very common among our recruiters is interacting with professional organizations and memberships. Our recruiters have connections that most do not and we fostered those relationships over the years. Because of this we can easily navigate through a professional organization and find exactly who they are looking for.
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