I do not take the current pandemic situation lightly. And neither do you.
It can be hard to realize that while this is a challenging time, both from a personal as well as a business perspective, I can tell you that employers like you have a significant opportunity.
No doubt the current situation has you worried and concerned, both about your business and your people. You have some very difficult decisions to make, many times very quickly, sometimes with not enough information.
Now is the time to build your team for the future. The current situation is temporary, and the rebound will be very strong.
The executive talent market over the last years has been a challenge. Until recently, business has been very good. The ability to attract and hire the best talent possible was a challenge because, let’s face it, things were going well – so why would great talent want to leave?
I promise you that in the current situation, executive talent is now more open to listening to other career opportunities. With many executives are beginning to work at home, and situations at their employers are challenging, they will be more responsive to opportunities they are called for.
You have a lot to focus on now. But do not miss the opportunity at hand to build your star leadership team for the future.
I urge you to get cracking now. Waiting for the rebound will leave you behind the curve and in tough competition, and ultimately will delay your rebound.
You do not have to do this by yourself. Choose to work with an executive recruiter who understands your business and how to pitch the opportunity and has the reach to get star talent to the table (or video conference) for interviews. Now.
Samuel Dergel is Principal and Founder at DERGEL Executive Search.