3 CRUCIAL STEPS TO FINDING THE BEST RECRUITING AGENCY FOR YOU
Even if you're already attracting top executive talent, partnering with a recruiting firm will save you time and reduce the turnover of new hires. Here are three steps to follow in choosing the right executive recruitment agency for your cannabis business.
Make Sure the Agency Has Executive Recruiting Expertise in the Cannabis Industry
Ask What Techniques the Agency Uses for Interviews and Pre-Employment Screenings
As a business owner, your time is better spent assisting your customers, managing your inventory and guiding your staff. Cannabis business owners can get so busy running the company that it can be difficult to find time for strategic activities such as ongoing team training and designing thorough hiring practices. When strategic hiring processes are not put in place from the beginning, management winds up being forced into a reactive, rather than a proactive role. Reactive leaders result in reactive employees, which result in inconsistent customer service, processes and procedures. Using a recruiting agency that has properly structured interviews, reliable assessments and pre-employment screenings for hiring will help you find the best fit for the long-term in the least amount of time.
Your recruiting agency should be focused on not only the skill requirements of your executive position but on your company’s culture as well. At Aplin, we undertake a particular type of assessment, called “psychometric testing,” to gain a complete picture of our clients’ candidates. Psychometric testing uncovers behavioural skills and a candidate’s “personal fit” with your organization. It can also be useful in predicting how a candidate will perform under pressure and in a quickly changing work environment.
Partnering with a recruiting agency that has an efficient and thorough vetting process can reduce the time and operating costs of your executive search. This also ensures you get only the most qualified candidates, which can reduce employee turnover down the road.
Check the Agency’s Track Record of Retaining Executive Talent for Their Clients
David Aplin Group is a private family and employee owned Canadian staffing agency founded in Alberta in 1975, recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished recruiting firms. Our mission is to positively impact lives. Blog author, Chris Roach, is Aplin's Engineering & Technical Principal Consultant based in the Greater Toronto Area.