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One of the most costly mistakes a company can make is a bad hire. Evidence has shown even the most successful companies consistently make bad hiring decisions in key executive positions, year in and year out. The reasons vary, but can usually be reduced to one or more of the following:
- Lack Of Clear Communication
Often hiring managers make mistakes by asking the wrong questions, not fully articulating the company culture or the job requirements, and not having an effective process in place to gather feedback from the interviews. At Curtis Hall Partners we work with you to ensure that the candidate understands the company, culture, its values, and has a clear understanding of the job. We also stay in touch after the hire to ensure that communications issues can be resolved before they result in a loss of confidence by either the new hire or the client.
- The Panic Hire
You know you have a critical position that you need to fill NOW. You have a candidate in front of you, you have limited time so you cross your fingers and pull the trigger. You’ve just fallen into the trap of The Panic Hire. At Curtis Hall Partners we have over forty years of collective experience that goes into our search process — ensuring the right candidates are presented in a timely manner so you don’t have to settle.
- Unqualified Hires
Most often companies hire candidates who present well, interview well, and do everything right up until they show up for work. Because hiring managers usually do not have the in depth understanding of the search process, they occasionally miss, or overlook shortcomings and end up with an employee that is less than ideal. At Curtis Hall Partners we work to avoid this by acting as devil’s advocate, pushing back at the client if we think they are overlooking important elements of a candidate’s profile.
Whether it’s a bad fit, wrong skills, or changing requirements, hiring the wrong person can cost a company time, money, and reputation, not to mention wasted sign-on bonuses, relocation costs, severance allowances, etc. We have a forty-plus year track record working with firms again and again to prevent these failures.
Probably the most challenging search ever conducted by our firm was for a large, national healthcare plan located in the Washington, DC area. The organization asked us to conduct a confidential search for a new CFO. The need for confidentiality was that the incumbent CFO, who was well known throughout the region, was terminally ill and both he and the company wanted to keep his illness confidential.
Curtis Hall Partners was formed because the Principals believe both in exemplary client service and superior executive search counsel. Our forty-plus years of cumulative experience yield results not typically found with other executive search firms.
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