Global executive search firm shares best practices for winning the war for talent in today’s hot market
Calibre One, a global boutique executive search firm specializing in building diverse leadership teams for technology innovators and companies undergoing digital transformation, today announces that the second quarter of 2018 marked one of its best-ever quarters in terms of its number of executive leadership placements. Among the companies for which Calibre One recently made high-profile placements are AthenaHealth, Birkenstock, GetYourGuide, K2 and Kaptivo.
“We’re especially proud of our placement achievements in recent months, given the current talent shortage, especially for tech industry leadership,” says Diane McIntyre, Calibre One Managing Partner – New York. “Timing is everything in an ever-increasing war for talent, and you must move quickly in order to secure the best candidates. Since Calibre One has a deep network of thoroughly referenced talent, we are able to help our clients to make the best decisions and move quickly to hire the right candidates to fit their needs.”
Calibre One’s placement of Birkenstock’s new managing director of digital, which took just seven weeks to complete, is perhaps the best example of the firm’s recent success.
The job market for executive talent remains “red hot” with no signs of slowing down soon. The 2018 BlueSteps Executive Career Outlook Report concurs with this, reporting that more than 85 percent of global executives believe that the volume of senior-level executive roles will increase. The report also notes that the technology sector is overwhelmingly forecast to have the most growth.
McIntyre continues, “Calibre One fully expects the ‘war for talent’ to continue at least for the remainder of this year and into 2019. What makes Calibre One so successful, and sets us apart, is our upfront investment in getting to know a client’s team. Our approach yields invaluable insight into the company culture and serves to speed the search process.”
Calibre One also notes that it is important to move quickly through your candidate short list, and to streamline the decision-making process. “Finding the right balance between proper vetting and quickly tendering your offer to your selected candidate is key, otherwise you run the risk of losing that perfect fit,” adds McIntyre.
- The 2nd quarter of 2018 was a best-ever quarter in terms of volume of executive leadership placements for Calibre One.
- Calibre One placed a record number of board members, executives and highly skilled individuals in the last several months.
- Calibre One anticipates continued increases in the number of executive placements by year-end, despite a tight talent market.
About Calibre One
Founded in 1999 by some of the executive search profession’s most experienced recruiters, Calibre One is a global boutique executive search firm specializing in building diverse leadership teams for technology innovators and companies undergoing digital transformation. Its team members bring an exceptional level of knowledge, integrity and tenacity to everything it does. This is underscored by Calibre One’s transparent, consultative approach and proven methodology. Calibre one’s team doesn’t just understand the technology industry – it has invested in the advanced technology platforms that enable it to offer a 360-degree view to the entire process, along with the analytics to help identify the right candidate and reduce risk. Calibre One’s sisters company, Arete Partners, is a specialist in executive search services for vice president, director, manager-level and other high potential positions. Through its relentless pursuit of excellence, Calibre One leaves no stone unturned. For more information, please visit http://www.calibreone.com.
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