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Are you Drowning in the Sea of Talent? Try Partnering with a Boutique Search Firm

In a tight labor market, the challenge of finding and hiring great people can make a talent team feel like they are drowning. The term “War for Talent”, typically credited to a 1998 McKinsey report which stated that good talent was worth fighting for, feels extremely relevant in today’s market. In this environment, Talent Acquisition teams can struggle to meet day to day needs let alone support change initiatives or significant growth. With so much competition and competing demands, it can be extremely challenging to perform the comprehensive search that is required to deliver on hard to fill or senior roles that require high touch. Consider a boutique search firm.

Talent Acquisition teams may not want to bring in outside resources because they are concerned about diluting the candidate experience or losing control of the process. When using a large retained firm or contingent option, internal teams may feel like just another number. In contrast, a boutique firm can be a powerful tool that companies trust to become their strategic partner in recruiting top talent. Boutique firms typically have extensive knowledge of the industries they serve including products, services, structures, go-to-market strategies, and trends. A boutique search firm will typically only accept a few assignments at one time, allowing them to provide a personalized level of service and become an extension of your team. The laser focus that a boutique firm will put on your business can be both efficient and cost effective. In the sea of talent, a boutique search firm could be your life preserver.