Running a business in the healthcare sector is a particularly challenging task. Growing demand for private healthcare services is propelling the industry but only the best professionals can flourish in this environment. Along with the high demand there are high expectations, which is not surprising as people value their health more than anything else. Patients are willing to spend high amount of money but in exchange they demand highest quality services and care. After all their health and well-being is often dependent from it. This is obvious for everybody in healthcare sector, yet there is a global problem faced by this industry. It is the shortage of skilled professionals which are crucial to meet patient demands and provide them with highest quality healthcare. Luckily there is a solution to this problem – executive headhunting services.
Executive headhunters’ profession and craft is all about finding the one perfect candidate for you. They do it thanks to in depth knowledge of the sector most detailed specifics in which they specialize, network of international professional contacts and client-focused approach. In addition, they are able to reach and negotiate with candidates who aren’t actively looking for job and may be already employed in different company. This allows them to find a skilled professional which is a perfect fit for the role, while being relevant to your business and its values.
Properly done executive search is very complex process, however it always consists of following steps:
It all starts with the research of your business. Firstly, headhunting agent will aim in gaining an in-depth understanding of the problems which have to be solved by the future executive. Try to determine the traits of required professional, traits which will enable you to achieve your goals. Next there is very detailed interview which will very specifically underline tasks which have to be performed by the executive – this will allow headhunter to find individual which specializes specifically in this detailed field. Finally, there is research of your business’s specifics, values, culture and goals. This will enable executive search agent to find professional which will be happy to stay with you in a long term.
Knowledge of your business specifics gathered in step 1, will allow headhunting agent to narrow down the search to the executives which will match required role and your company. The best headhunting agents are experts in your sector. They already have a vast network of professional, international contacts and are able to determine the right candidates and channels which have to be used to find them.
Headhunter will reach out to potential candidates and negotiate with them. The truth is that most of world’s best professionals are already employed and well rewarded for their work. The job of headhunting agent is to convince them to work with your company. They will present your offer in an attractive way, while always staying 100% honest with the candidate. Executive which knows what to expect and works with company which meets these expectations is more likely to stay with you longer and enjoy working with you. When the candidates agree for an interview, headhunting agent will schedule them for you and present you with only the best matching potential executives for you to interview.
Choosing the right company is very important as it will influence their ability to find your best matching executive. While looking for executive search company for healthcare sector you should look for following traits.
Your headhunting agency should not only specialize in healthcare as a sector but also in different subsectors of it. Let’s say that you have to employ pediatric ophthalmologist – you have to look for agency with good knowledge of this specific field.
AESC – The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, is an international organization which consist of world’s leading executive search agencies. All members of AESC pledge to the Code of Professional Practice and work with the highest regard to professional ethics. Hiring AESC member ensures you that you are working with one of the best in the business, an agency which is trustworthy, reliable and effective.
In a sector such as healthcare, where the shortage of highly skilled executives is a serious problem, companies shouldn’t limit themselves to reaching out only to their national professionals. There is plenty of very skilled individuals which are not inferior in talent to your countrymen. It is important to give them a chance especially that there are certain economies in which this healthcare executives shortage may not be that serious. This increases the chances of finding one truly best professional.
When it comes to health, people will always try to reach out to their favorite, skilled doctor. The best in the field. You need one of these skilled individuals in your company. This will propel its performance and give you priceless satisfaction of saving and improving life quality of your patients. There are very few sectors in which skills and experience of a single person play so big role as in healthcare. If you are in need of executive, do not settle for mediocre. Go for the best and hire top headhunting agency to make it happen.
If you are in need of Europe’s leading executive search services in healthcare, we will immodestly but honestly suggest our agency – EUROGALENUS. We are proud member of AESC and ECI, our director/partner Luis Truchado served in AESC Global Board and European Council for several years. Healthcare is one of our fields of focus, so when it comes to this sector, we are ones of the bests in the business. Get in touch with us to find out more!