When that top executive position opens at your company, it can be intimidating to think about trying to find just the right replacement. It can be a mountain of stress trying to get a C-level executive back into a recently vacated spot, especially it the matter is time-sensitive. How can you possibly find someone in Toronto or across Canada that will have all of the experience and training necessary to pick up where the leaving party left off? This becomes very tricky when it comes to legal executives and the knowledge that comes with them.
This is why using a legal recruitment agency or executive recruiting firm is so important. When you hire a legal recruiter the agents and headhunters there will work tirelessly to take the burden off of you: they review the resumes, they do the initial interviews, they work hard to cross-reference all of those applicants and resumes with the needs of your company and then they filter just the right candidates too, you so you can talk to the candidates and find the right fit for your company.
The recruiters at an executive search firm are trained to find and recruit the right people. They spend their days scouring databases, the internet, their personal networks and other areas to find the people you need to fill the spots open within your company. A recruiter gets rewarded when he or she fills a spot within your company, so it’s in their best interest to work hard for you. It’s like having your own army of recruiters out there searching Toronto and the rest of Canada to find the right candidate for your job.
Not all recruiting firms work the same way, so, there is still an incentive for you to consider hiring the right recruiting agency. You need to consider what positions you have to fill and what kind of candidates you want, and you will need to determine what your budget can afford. You will need to work with the recruiting agency to figure out what you are looking for and in what timeline you need to do it.
The best advice is to leave it to the experts. The legal recruiters will work for you not only to find a great candidate – great candidates are probably a dime a dozen – but the right candidate, one who will fit well within the culture and flow of your particular workplace. They can find candidates that you might not have found or even considered. They work with the candidates to make sure they are ready to interview with you and that, if you decide to hire them, they are the most qualified and ready to start working for your company, in a legal capacity, and to hit the ground running. Essentially, the bottom line is that legal recruiters take the guesswork out of the equation, which is awfully important in the field of law, and doubly important at the executive level.