Whether introducing new business models and concepts, implementing process improvements, or offering critical project management assistance, professional services firms offer a range of important services to their clients. Undoubtedly, the deeper and longer-lasting relationships they establish with clients, the better successes are achieved.
Caldwell views the recruitment of talent for professional services firms as being no different. Our short term mandate on every search is clear – to recruit the best talent into critical leadership positions, the lifeblood of any professional services firm. Our ability to do so consistently has garnered us a strong reputation, and has led to one of the highest percentages of repeat business in the executive search industry.
Drawing on our experience in the sector, we work closely with our clients to offer perspective on best practices for effective candidate outreach, onboarding and talent realignment. Too often, search firms look to score the hiring “coup” by recruiting the most celebrated executives in the market, without taking the time to assess fit. Yet, fit is crucial to maintaining the esprit de corps and, ultimately, enhancing the culture in a partnership structure. Caldwell not only finds talent, we vet their management philosophy and career motivation against our clients’ principles. It is why the most discerning professional services firms look to Caldwell for their recruitment needs.
Professional services firms often devote considerable resources to the delivery of services to their clients, yet they often suffer from “cobbler’s child” syndrome. As demand for human capital can fluctuate widely, we recognize there can be inconsistencies in the commitment to the recruitment function. Internal recruiters can be teeming with activity one quarter, and then idling on the beach during the next. We help our clients maintain an ongoing competitive edge in the recruitment of talent by working with both the hiring manager and the recruitment team to design bespoke, scalable recruitment solutions. We give our clients an inside track to talent in high demand markets as well as in economic slow-downs —-when executives can be recruited more readily and offer longer term investment value. For an industry that prides itself in chasing the next new thing, the war for talent never stops. Nor do we.