At the beginning of any executive search, almost every hiring manager tells me, "Getting this position filled is my No. 1 priority. I can make time for this." It makes sense. Being overworked and understaffed is no fun for anyone - so why prolong hiring any longer than necessary?
But many of our clients have tried and failed to fill jobs on their own, sometimes for as long as six months. That’s a long time to spend on your No. 1 priority without success. Often there’s a pattern that emerges:
The hiring managers failed to consider enough candidates.