Executive headhunting is all about finding that one skilled individual which will perfectly match your company and stay with you in a long term. But who have said that it has to be your compatriot? World is full of hidden geniuses which could take your business performance to another level. If you want them, you have to team up with executive headhunting agency with international partners. If you are still not convinced, let us present you with key reasons for which you shouldn’t limit yourself to your national market.
In executive headhunting, having international partners provide countless benefits and yet, not a single one disadvantage. International partnership provide agency with better skills and experience acquired through joint industry training and exchange of knowledge. It also significantly broadens their reach when it comes to searching for international executives. That’s a solid reason for which you should focus only on agencies which expand their professional network abroad.
2.The skills you are looking for are rare.
If you are looking for executive it means that you need an individual with rare and highly valued set of skills. Chances are that those who possess them in your national market, are already satisfied with their current employment and won’t be eager to negotiate terms of transferring to your company. If you stick to your national market, this may force you to employ executive which is the best of those who agreed to transfer, but not the best of the bests. Executive Search agency with international partners allows you to reach further. This broadens your pool of potential candidates and increases the chances of finding the perfect match.
3. Negotiations may be easier.
If you want to hire executives from your national market, you will have to present them with the offer that’s more attractive than the one provided by their current employer. This is often demanding. However, if you reach to international market, things look differently. As an example, you can try hiring an executive present in an economy that’s weaker than the one of your home country. These individuals are not inferior in skills to your compatriots by any means, but in their countries, they are paid significantly less. This will you’re your market average offer appear much more appealing which could influence their willingness to work with you. However, keep in mind that you shouldn’t significantly lower the industry norms when it comes to rewarding executive. This can cause other executive search companies to target your perfect match with better offer.
4. Allows to enter a new market
If you are planning to expand your business abroad, hiring local executives would greatly benefit your company, especially at the first stage of international presence. Local executives are experienced in your new market and aware of legal and cultural considerations crucial for your business. This makes them absolutely priceless when establishing solid presence abroad.
5. Solution for niche businesses.
If you operate in a very specific niche, finding the right skilled professional which specializes in your businesses’ field will be challenging. Headhunting agencies with international partners will give you better chance of finding individual which matches required skills but also your company’s culture and values.
6. More diversity in your company
International executives provide you with more diversity inside your company. It can positively influence other members of your team and enforce your company’s culture. It provides your team with more diverse point of view and new ideas.
7. Ability to use more languages in your company.
International executives may become particularly useful while addressing international clients. They are able to fluently communicate with their countrymen and in some situations can reduce the costs of hiring a translator. This can also improve your brand image in front of international clients.
8. International partners as a metric vouching for headhunting agency.
If you are considering which headhunting agency to hire, keep in mind that those with partners abroad may be more reliable. This partnership with industry leading agencies across the globe vouches for trustworthiness and renown of your headhunting agency. Not to mention obvious benefits such as broader pool of potential candidates available for those with partners abroad.
Benefits of hiring headhunting agency with international partners are very clear at this point. You may however wonder, what exactly do we mean by it. What are the organizations which are considered highly valuable partners when it comes to headhunting? Let’s have a look.
AESC – The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, is without a doubt the most recognized and respected international headhunting organization. It consists of over 16 000 professionals across more than 70 countries. Members of AESC are only the best agencies in the headhunting business, known for their ethical manner of work and excellence. In addition, many of world top executives uses AESC’s career service – Blue Steps, which grants the members access to vast pool of world’s leading professionals.
ECI Group – this international network of independent headhunting and leadership consulting companies aims in improving headhunting as a profession through international partnership. It consists of companies present in Europe, India and Morocco. Its members are some of the bests in the business and support each other, propelling performance across ECI member businesses.
If you need services of Executive Search company with international partners, including ECI Group and AESC, contact our agency – EUROGALENUS. We are one of Spain’s top executive headhunters, able to find you an executive in Spain and abroad. Contact us!