Recruiting top performing leaders has never been an easy feat. Expectedly such individuals tend to be aptly challenged, valued and rewarded, and otherwise consumed by the onerous day to day demands of the modern executive. Combine the latter with a climate where there is an undeniable war for talent, and one may promptly question the likelihood of an executive reviewing job listings, registering on databases or indeed responding to the plethora of sporadic emails and social media noise so often associated with in-house talent acquisition departments and high street recruiters.

To beat the war for executive talent, today’s recruitment market demands more. Executive search, informally, executive headhunting, as opposed to other senior recruitment methods, does not rely on identifying executives ‘on the move’; rather it focuses on pinpointing and tactfully approaching those leaders who are best qualified to fill an executive job vacancy. The engagements executive headhunters in Ireland undertake are rarely straight forward. They consume considerable time and resources. They demand methodical and research-driven processes and the most innovative executive search methodologies and technologies. They require global footprint and credible brand presence.  But above all else they require executive search consultants with incredible skill, know how and understanding.

To beat the war for talent,
Ireland’s executive recruitment market demands more.

The following are just some of the occasions when you may want to consider an executive search…

  1. Good is not good enough. You require an executive who is truly great…
  2. Your requirement is simply too senior, too crucial, too specialist or too difficult to fill…
  3. You are seeking a unique candidate mix…
  4. You have a search for an executive job that is newly created… 
  5. You have to replace an under-performing leader while s/he is still in situ…
  6. You want to continue positive competitor industry relationships…
  7. Your brand is important to you and therefore the process is as important as the outcome…
  8. Your senior management team lacks diversity…
  9. Your senior management team lacks bench strength with few successors…
  10. You do not have the necessary time or the resources internally…
  11. You have tapped out your personal and company networks for candidate referrals…
  12. No win, no fee as well as other recruitment methods are failing… (note: if it’s no win, no fee, it’s not a search)
  13. You want to give your company a strategic advantage through recruiting better executive leaders…
  14. You want to work to a controlled schedule where there is accountability…
  15. You require an objective, transparent and independent executive recruitment or management selection process…
  16. Confidentiality and/or sensitivity are of the utmost importance…

About Principal Connections | Executive Search Ireland

With offices in Dublin and Galway, Principal Connections is Ireland’s only Executive Headhunters with a 98% success ratio. We are also the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group, one of the globe’s largest and foremost Executive Search Organisations.

We deliver Executive Recruitment, Headhunting, Management Selection, Interim Management, Non-Executive Director Resourcing and Leadership Consulting Solutions to many of Ireland’s Top Companies across locations that include: Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick,  Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford, Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan, Tyrone,  Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

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Principal Connections is Ireland’s leading Executive Search Firm and the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC.

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