As you consider whether or not to launch a search for a key leadership position at your University or company I would like to encourage you to consider a few key factors:
1) Top candidates are concerned about being part of an organization that is strategically moving in the right direction so that their careers will develop and advance accordingly.
2) Hiring organizations that are forthcoming and clear about their objectives for a key leadership position “by when”—will catch the eye of top candidates.
3) Creating a job description/ position specification needs to be an inclusive exercise calling on input from the key constituencies who will benefit the most from the accomplishments of the hired candidate.
We will be glad to discuss these ideas with you if you are contemplating engaging the services of a search firm to assist you with a key search assignment.
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