Top performers within the Financial Services industry are coveted, and rightly so, considering the revenue that an impact player can make on bottom line profitability. Key producers in certain geographic regions are heavily courted in today’s candidate driven market.
It is important to keep in mind that there is a monumental difference between interviewing someone that is currently unemployed or actively trying to leave their organization, versus someone that is doing well in their current role but has shared with a recruiter that they may be open to making a career move for the right opportunity.
Regardless of the situation, it is always wise to manage the interview process in a way that you can honor the candidates time, and professionally and respectfully build a relationship, with the goal of creating such a favorable impression that if you do wish to extend an offer, you will be certain of an acceptance. And if you ultimately choose not to invite the candidate to join your ranks, the objective should still be to leave that person with a favorable impression of you, and your organization.
As professional Financial Services Executive Recruiters, we invest tremendous time and effort in forging relationships with star players within the Financial Services arena. The 10 tips below are suggestions that we share with clients to advise and guide them through the interview process;
1. Treat others as you wish to be treated
2. Timing – Complete The Process Within 1 Month
3. Know Your Candidates “Hot Buttons”
4. Address Any Concerns Either Party Has Before An Offer is Presented:
5. Partner With Your Recruiter When Crafting Your Offer
Remember that Smart Candidates Make Career Changes Based on 3 Things:
6. Extend a Verbal Offer First
7. Extend the Offer Personally
8. Include a Deadline on the Offer Letter
9. Counter Offers
10. Work with an Experienced Recruiter
INTERNATIONAL SEARCH CONSULTANTS has been in business since 1999, providing Financial Services and Bank Clients top performing professionals on a nationwide basis.
Please feel free to CONTACT US today to have a pool of highly accomplished Financial Services professionals delivered to your interview table.
Anna Souers is Director of Finance Recruiters and can be reached directly at OR via direct dial at 800-450-3808.