The benefits of working with an exclusive search partner during COVID-19

Make no mistake; the recruitment sector has seen peaks and troughs like never before in 2020. At the beginning of imposed lockdowns across the world, operations instantly shut down and, as a result, businesses abruptly halted their recruitment plans.

Fortunately, as we begin to move away from restrictions and work alongside the challenges of social distancing, recruitment is starting to ramp up again, with some sectors even experiencing a boom in hiring needs.

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At Imperium Global, we have seen a significant uplift in search campaigns within Heavy Civil and Commercial Construction, particularly in the North American market in which we specialise.

Since we returned to our office in London, we have gained some fantastic results, due to the fact that we make the effort not just to understand what candidates our clients are looking for, we also take the time to develop an understanding of their organisation.

This is just one of the benefits of using an exclusive search partner.

The benefits of using retained search partners

It isn’t a huge surprise that businesses are looking to strengthen their resources now that people are returning to work. It is surprising, however, to see the number of businesses recruiting without taking the time to truly assess their candidate options.

In any modern business, culture is crucial. Without reviewing how a potential candidate would fit in and match the culture of the company, there is a substantial risk of damaging working relationships, something that is crucial to continuity.

This is especially relevant during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, where cashflow is vital to business survival as we head into a global recession like never before.

While I can appreciate that the recruitment process can be time-consuming, it is far more
beneficial in the long run to secure the right fit for the job, as opposed to filling roles as soon as possible.

Executive search partners ensure that this ‘right fit’ is made. While it may take longer than rushing into a decision, businesses who opt to work with retained recruiters are safe in the knowledge that they are hiring the best on offer.

Doing it the Imperium way

Our main objective is to provide our clients with the highest quality service expected with a global leadership and talent consulting organisation, but with the commercial and operational agility traditionally associated with more local firms.

We work directly with candidates on an exclusive basis, meaning we are able to provide our clients with ‘best in class’ talent that cannot be found anywhere else, with dual representation not becoming an issue.

While the coronavirus pandemic has been challenging, we are now continuing to make senior placements across the North American Construction market, as well as building long term, sustainable relationships by understanding our clients from top to bottom.

When businesses choose us as their exclusive search partner, they receive the following:

  • Resumes of candidates who have already been pre-screened about the firm, either in person or by video call for a minimum of one hour.
  • Access to our database of over 250,000 high-quality candidates across all 50 US states.
  • An outsourced partner who works exclusively in their market.
  • Free salary surveys
  • Full reference checks on all candidates, prior to introduction.
  • In-depth knowledge of competitors.
  • Market insights
  • Free replacement if the candidate does not work out.

Ultimately, the key differentiator between Imperium Global and the vast majority of search firms is that we ensure the right fit every single time. With business disruption still at the heart of many industries, this has never been more important.

If you are looking for top talent in the American Heavy Civil or Commercial Construction market, or simply want to find out more about Imperium Global, please get in touch today.

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