Attracting the right hired candidate in a tight market

Clients are always interested in getting the right people hired so that growth and development can be accelerated. In a tight hiring market we have found that it is essential for the hiring executive to be ready to move forward with an attractive offer. Hesitation, over thinking and trying to cut too fine a deal generally leads to the wrong outcome for both the hiring manager and the hired candidate.

Be ready to move forward with an offer because you have the information you need to know about the candidate. Here is a short list of things to make sure of:

1) The key performance indicators of the job you need to fill match closely with what he hired candidate has accomplished to date.
2) The candidate’s references check out very well.
3) There is a strong consensus among the hiring team that this is the right candidate for the job.

If you and your colleagues reach this point in your search you are ready to move forward.

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Keith D. Kulper

Founder & President

Keith D. Kulper is the president and founder of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC an executive search consulting firm working in the area of senior level leadership for academia and corporate innovation. We are strong advocates of nurturing the linkage between academic investigation/research and corporate innovation/full commercialization of new product solutions. We specialize in attracting proven leaders who can effectively drive transformational change. The firm operates an Advisory Board that meets annually to bring together leaders from academia and corporate innovation to help drive continuous improvement of our professional practice. We are also an investor in early stage companies. We take pride in supporting the growth and development of business and engineering schools at leading universities throughout the United States.