Thanks to recent, remarkable successes in vaccination rollouts, a growing number of Chicago businesses are reopening their doors and ramping back up. This surge in activity is, of course, a reflection of optimism that the U.S. economy is in recovery mode. As organizations prepare for strategic growth, we are seeing a spike in demand for accounting and finance professionals.
It goes without saying that 2020 was tremendously unique year. Through it all, we've done our best to broadcast the industry trends that we have been able to observe through our access to the job market in the industries we serve. Recently, we shared the single biggest hiring mistake we've seen in 2020, which speaks to a trend we saw of companies freezing their hiring of key leadership roles out of caution.
In the eight years since SkyWater Search Partners first opened our doors, we have partnered with law firms and corporate legal departments to match highly talented attorneys with exceptional career opportunities throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In response to growing client demand, we recently made a strategic decision to expand our legal practice and bring in a leader with the experience and insights to oversee that growth.
3 Steps (and a Free Template You Can Use) to Save a Great Candidate
Have you ever been waist-deep in the hiring process with your dream hire, only to have them second guess the opportunity and decide to stay where they are?
The answer is in the consultative approach.
Have you ever wondered what an executive recruiting firm is for, or why a company would choose to engage with an external firm to conduct their search? Growing numbers of organizations are turning to executive recruiters to help them source the best available talent rather than advertise their vacancy on job boards. It's true that working with a specialist recruiter can help you gain access to that hidden candidates (meaning, gainfully employed people who may be open to a change, but haven't started looking yet) and save you a LOT of time (most clients say their recruiter saved them several weeks of time in sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates for important roles).
SkyWater Search Partners has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as a Top Executive Recruiting Firm in its 2020 ranking of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. Compiled by analytics firm Statista, this year’s Forbes rankings were based on a survey of more than 18,000 participants. While thousands of firms across the country were considered for inclusion, SkyWater Search Partners was one of only 200 firms that made the list, including only 3 in Minnesota.
Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends report has for years, identified concerns over leadership as one of the main issues affecting global employers. Positive leadership helps organizations to attract, hire and retain passive talent to drive your business forward.
In today’s candidate driven market, a lack of authentic executive leadership will result in your company struggling to recruit the high achievers you need to achieve your goals.
Here we’ve identified some of the essential characteristics of great leadership essential to successful talent acquisition:
Overcome Candidate Objections Before They’re Raised
After an extensive search and a round of interviews, your client agrees with you: you’ve found the perfect candidate and it’s time to write that offer. You’d be celebrating right now…
We’re On the Same Team, People!
As unemployment rates and other economic indicators continue to gain strength, this is a particularly exciting time for the employment industry. It’s also a time of increasing competition for top talent. Attracting and hiring strong candidates takes more than a solid salary and benefits package. It takes a strong employer brand. And more importantly, it takes a hiring team that can seamlessly – and convincingly – project that brand to every candidate, every step of the way.
6 Things You Need to Know Before You Say Yes
This is Part 2 in a SkyWater Search Partners Private Equity series