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When should a company engage the expertise of Executive Search?

15/07/16 Andy Raymond Director, Redline Executive

Poor recruitment at a strategic level can critically undermine the future of Engineering and Technical organisations. Today, many organisations focus on local business partners for their supply chain, which can mean they do not have the resources to search directly in the marketplace, which can also be a time-consuming process. With the industry continuously developing, activities such as mergers, acquisitions and business crisis have an enormous impact on the kind of talent that can benefit a technology company to overcome such changes.
 
Technology and Engineering companies require Executive Search firms who work as a strategic partner in the direct search and selection of mission-critical Executive positions, in effect they act as a strategic business advisor. Companies seeking exceptional talent to lead their organisations face a highly competitive recruitment market. This is exactly where Executive Search can help Technology companies accurately identify, access, engage and deliver the right people, at the right time. Executive recruiters have the benefit of in depth discussions with thousands of Technology executives, and therefore can be brought in when a consultative approach is needed to gain a strategic, objective consensus about the right appointment to take a business to the next level.

Research suggests that it is common that companies lack leadership succession plans. Often organisations have insufficient numbers of senior executives with the right skills to take over leadership positions. They may have junior executives who revolve constantly without actually making a career strong enough to reach higher echelons. This is where external search is essential to access the talent to ensure organisations develop.

Search Experts and Executive Search advisors continually communicate with technology executives and thus have a unique network and can benchmark talent in the Engineering and Technology market. Search recruiters bring focus, dedicated resources, broader market coverage and have the marketing and branding skills of hiring managers to bring credibility to the client and the role.

With continuous developments in technology, companies experience sudden shifts and changing demands. The supply of technical skills to the engineering and technology sector and the currents of independence, freedom and flexibility are all essential to today’s technology evolution. Disruptions in technology create a need for new skill sets. New technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles have created a need for enhanced skill sets, which may be nascent in the job market or new to an organisation.

Redline Executive has 35 years’ experience in Technology & Engineering, Board Level, Director & Senior Management appointment Search & Selection. Redline Group partners with established and emergent technology businesses across Europe delivering search, assessment and profiling services assisting companies to meet their strategic goals.

Redline Executive has successfully delivered 100s of ‘D’ and ‘C’ level search assignments in the technology sector. Our Senior Management team has over 150 years’ combined experience which we believe makes our network and scope of influence in the sector unmatched.

For all Executive Search requirements visit Redline Executive or to continue the conversation you can contact Redline Executive Search Partner Andy Raymond +44 (0)1582 878907 or email at ARaymond@redlinegroup.com.