Executive Interviewing Guide: How to Find the Ideal Hire
Having the right talent in place at the right time can be the determining factor in scaling successfully. In this guide, we’ll discuss tools, tips, and tactics that CEOs and first-time executive hiring managers can use to find the ideal hire for your growing executive team for today and the future.
February 1, 2023
Running a successful interview process – one that yields the best hire possible – is a challenge. And it becomes even more challenging during an executive-level search. Making a set of interviews an iterative and revealing series of conversations is the key to finding exceptional talent and cultural fit that will drive impact over the long term. That means planning ahead, communicating with all the stakeholders, and having a “flexibly structured” plan for every step of the process.
Interviews are by no means a perfect method to identify talent, but they are simply a baseline requirement for recruiting. In this three-part series, we will share what we think helps ensure a productive interview experience from start to finish:
- Defining the Need
- Designing the Process
- Designating the Responsibilities
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