Texas Executive Recruiter Explains Why Companies Find Recruiting For High Level Positions Difficult
06/06/2012

Texas companies are beginning to seek out new people to fill critical middle and senior level positions. Unfortunately, they often learn that the person they are seeking is much harder to identify and attract than they expected.

Online PR News – 06-June-2012 – Dallas, TX – A lot of businesses in Texas and around the US are beginning to seek out new people to fill critical middle and senior level positions within their organizations. Many businesses are trying to add people even though the overall hiring picture is mixed due to the overhanging uncertainty in the direction of the economy. Unfortunately, as these employers try to find new talent, they often learn that the person they are seeking is much harder to identify and attract than they expected.

Carl Taylor is President of Carl J. Taylor & Co., a Texas headhunter based in Dallas reports that his firm is receiving an increasing number of inquiries about his executive recruiting services from a wide range of large and small employers.

"Many companies are surprised to learn that they can't express a need for a particular person and have an abundance of interested qualified candidates in a short amount of time," said Taylor.

They are finding out that there may be a large number of talented unemployed people in the marketplace but those people are not right for their specific position.

"They are finding out that there may be a large number of talented unemployed people in the marketplace, but those people are not right for their specific position."

Taylor noted that he hears many of the same comments from employers and business owners who contact him, including:

"We thought job board listings and ads would bring us an abundance of qualified candidates, but we were wrong."

"Our internal recruiters do a great job with our recurring hires, but they do not have the expertise for our more senior or one-of-a-kind positions."

"Our networks and our recruiting methods which have worked in the past are no longer effective."

"We are so busy we don’t have time to do a thorough search to find the right person."

"We are new to the Texas market (or we are considering entering the Texas market), and we don't have the expertise to recruit there."

Some businesses will admit that they have raised their expectations and that they are more particular about the candidates they pursue and the individual they hire. Whatever the reason, these organizations are becoming more interested in finding external resources such as executive recruiters and search firms and which will assist them with their critical middle and senior level hires.

Carl J. Taylor is a Dallas executive search and recruitment expert with over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry. Carl J. Taylor & Co., executive search firm, has successfully completed challenging search assignments for key board of director and management level positions in Texas and around the country. The firm also has experience in diversity recruitment. To learn more about Carl J. Taylor & Co., call (972) 490-7697 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.carltaylorco.com.