There are few industries still to be disrupted. Data and technology are now helping to breathe new life into the old world of executive search.
Most organisations consider finding senior leaders their greatest challenge. Hiring the right executives for the top roles is about more than reviewing career history, it’s about discovering the potential of a candidate, assessing their aspirations and cultural compatibility.
Historically, executive search firms have relied heavily on their little black books, often resulting in the same pool of candidates being put forward for the same kind of roles. As an industry, it has become stagnated and antiquated, not improving its processes as technology develops.
Data now enables a new frontier, allowing executive recruiters to have a truly global and detailed view of the markets in which they operate. Companies looking for their next senior leaders no longer want to settle for a traditional approach – they don’t want the best talent on the market, they want the best talent in the market.
That is where the Marlin Hawk Group comes in. With a unique team of executive search experts sitting alongside a team of technology engineers and digital specialists, the company is spearheading digital delivery across the industry. They are actively harnessing the power of data and technology to provide a bespoke service to each client.
In response to an increasing demand in the market for companies to do their own executive sourcing, the Marlin Hawk Group is now one of the only firms in the world that offers the full spectrum of executive recruitment, from traditional search to interim management and direct sourcing.
“Digital disruption is changing the game, it is breaking traditions and revolutionising an antiquated industry along the way.”
As organisations increasingly recognise the power of a world-class talent strategy, the landscape of recruitment is being transformed. How can executive search keep up with technology? As an industry, it has to innovate from the inside out.
This includes improving the candidate experience. All too often, candidates are treated in a very transactional way throughout a search process. But as the industry grows so, too, will the approach to candidates. A demonstrable example of this is Marlin Hawk’s acquisition of Winter Circle, an invitation-only network for the world’s leading executives.
Winter Circle allows its members to showcase their career to date as well as their future aspirations. This is a true differentiator in a space synonymous with paper CVs and hard-bound reports. As candidates across the spectrum of industries share their visions, organisations can use this data to build their talent strategies and fill talent pipelines. Not only that, but Winter Circle allows senior leaders to network with one another, sharing expertise and commentary on their roles and relevant markets. The availability of the digital network also means that candidates can be contacted 24/7 by interested client companies, irrespective of time zone.
Organisations can no longer afford to look for their next leaders in the same old places and executive search can no longer afford to ignore technology. Digital disruption is changing the game, it is breaking traditions and revolutionising an antiquated industry along the way.
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