Recruiting

When you get it right with a new appointment, the benefits are so enormous as to render the cost of the recruiting process minor. The value just keeps accruing with everything step that person takes.

On the other hand, when an important recruitment process ends up with the wrong appointment being made, everyone suffers. If we could turn back the clock on every time we’ve seen the results of poor recruiting processes and inappropriate appointments, and start again with us in support, we’d have saved a lot of people a lot of money and pain.

Read on below, or check out our current vacancies.

The cost of poor recruiting

When you’re recruiting to appoint key people, particularly into important touch-points in your organisation, it’s estimated that the cost of a bad appointment is up to 250% of salary – a huge loss!

It’s not just the recruiting cost. There’s the enormous loss of productivity for the leader as well as the other members of their team and organisation. If a manager turns out to be either under-performing or a poor fit, this often doesn’t play out quickly or easily, and protracted pain is the typical result.

To help you get it right, our recruitment services cover Permanent and Interim exec appointments.

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Whether you’re using an external provider, or goig DIY...

We can help you find the right person to suit your leadership, management, and senior specialist roles. Our clients get great results from our support for senior appointments. Using a leadership specialist makes all the difference. Our expert candidate analysis is a vital part of the process. We provide testing that includes not only capability assessment but also covers areas like team management style and emotional intelligence capacity.

More leading organisations today are using internal recruiting processes. It’s a way of reducing costs while potentially increasing the quality of hires. However it doesn’t always produce better results, and there are steps we can help you with:

  • building your internal recruitment capacity,
  • improving your employer branding,
  • developing referral lists and other methods of unearthing potential candidates,
  • properly managing relationships with prospects,
  • testing candidates for capabilities such as leadership potential, values fit and working style.

So we can help either way. It’s ultimately a small investment for a major benefit.

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Permanent/Contract Executive Roles

We can help you find the right person to suit your leadership, management, and senior specialist roles. Because we specialise in exec and specialist roles for regional employers, we get you great results...

If you’re using an external provider, use an Executive specialist.

Our clients get great results from our support for senior appointments. Using a leadership specialist makes all the difference. Our expert candidate analysis is a vital part of the process. We provide testing that includes not only management capability assessment but also team management style and emotional intelligence profiling.

Part of the challenge is making sure that new top appointment slots perfectly into your team, that any gaps are filled, and that performance starts from Day 1.

Can we help if you're using internal recruiters?

More leading organisations today are using internal recruiting processes. It’s a way of reducing costs while potentially increasing the quality of hires. However it does not always produce better results, and if that’s your experience there are steps we can help you with:

  • building your internal recruitment capacity
  • improving your employer branding
  • developing referral lists and other methods of unearthing potential candidates
  • properly managing relationships with prospects
  • testing candidates for capabilities such as leadership potential, values fit and working style.

So we can help either way. It’s ultimately a small investment for a major benefit.

Get in touch for a confidential discussion when you’re next recruiting for a senior role. You will find that a regional leadership specialist can often deliver better results more cost-effectively than can a pricey metropolitan-based provider that for some reason has often been the provider of choice in the past, when such ‘luxuries’ seemed more affordable.

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Interim Execs and Managers

Atwork Exec gives you access to the outstanding interim executives and managers you need. From CEOs and Managing Directors through to any senior management function – our talent bank of skilled executives includes many top interim managers and executives available for appointments in regional Victoria.

Why Interim Executives and Managers?

Organisations typically choose interim Execs either to fill roles that are temporary or to fill critical staffing gaps when a permanent employee cannot be found fast enough.  Although they are somewhat similar to ‘consultants’, interim Execs differ from consultants because they serve in a more hands-on capacity. Unlike consultants, interim execs work within the company, filling a position that has gone vacant due to an employee leaving, dying, or being dismissed. They can fulfill as many as three functions:

  • Stepping into a job that needs doing,
  • Helping to interview and choose a permanent replacement, and
  • Diagnosing and implementing important internal changes.

Organisations quickly realise many benefits from using interim execs:

  • Start quickly, with minimum recruitment and termination formalities,
  • Welcome results-linked remuneration,
  • Are usually overqualified, bringing tremendous experience to address your business issues,
  • Deliver consistently and quickly,
  • Will transfer skills, contacts and experience to your team, and these remain long after they have left,
  • Have sensitivity to your company’s ethos but not overly constrained by its politics, personalities, or protocols,
  • Can be given a critical task on which to focus,
  • Help keep down permanent head count,
  • Highly cost-effective

What is Interim Management?

Interim management may be described as “the rapid hands-on resolution of business problems by highly experienced senior executives hired on a short-term basis of typically three to nine months.”

What’s an Interim Exec?

An interim manager on the other hand may be described as “an all-in-one project manager, consultant, and senior executive working at or near board level.”

An interim manager will occupy a position that would typically command a salary of $100k plus.

Here’s a typical client experience of using an interim exec:

  • “Not a low-cost option but excellent results and better value than a management consultant.”
  • “This was our first experience of an interim manager. He was worth his weight in gold.”
  • “We will certainly use interim management again.”

And here are some typical interim exec comments:

  • “I enjoy the new challenges and variety of project work.”
  • “Achieving results quickly in difficult situations is highly satisfying.”
  • “While I always over-deliver, I still learn from each new project.”
  • “Relative freedom from corporate politics helps me focus on my targets and get the job done.”
  • “I know I have to deliver results. Every project is critical to me.”
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Regional specialists

Because we have bases in the two key regional centres of Geelong and Bendigo, we understand the challenges of attracting key people to regional areas. But we also get the advantages, and that can make a huge difference. Talk to us today about that specialist role or exec position you might be struggling to get just the right person for. We can help!