Top 5 Benefits of Using a Supply Chain Search Consultant

Published:07/21/2023 | Posted by

The first question everyone asks me when we first meet who’s never got any Supply Chain hiring support is: “How can you help, and why shouldn’t I just do this myself?” They are both fair points, but they’re missing the actual reasons or benefits clients receive from using search services to begin with. And it’s not only one benefit; there’s actually many advantages to utilizing a search consultant, specifically one with in-depth experience in the Supply Chain & Logistics category.  They serve as an expert you can bring on your team immediately to get things done without having to get them up-to-speed on the nuances of your business is critical to your hiring success.

Supply chain and logistics is a complex and ever-evolving landscape, and so are the key roles driving the industry’s growth and innovation. To navigate it, companies require top-tier, specialized talent to ensure smooth and efficient operations. Hiring support and recruitment comes with many unseen advantages that one may not consider until they engage with someone like me. Here are the top 5 reasons my repeat clients say they use executive search services.

  • Access to a Larger Talent Pool: Tap into a wider talent pool, including passive candidates who may not be actively looking for new opportunities and providing you with access to an extensive network of industry professionals. According to LinkedIn, 70% of the global workforce comprises passive talent, meaning they are not actively looking for new opportunities. You can access this untapped talent pool by engaging a Supply Chain Executive Search consultant. In today’s competitive job market, where talented professionals are in high demand, it can take time to attract suitable candidates.
  • Specialized Talent Expert: Utilize an expert who can help your company identify and recruit the best talent available in the market. They have a deep understanding of the industry, its trends, and the talent landscape. As a result, they are adept at sourcing, vetting, and presenting candidates with the necessary skills, experience, and cultural fit that aligns with your organization’s values and goals.
  • Market Depth of Knowledge: Be provided with up-to-date market knowledge and industry trends, which can help inform your recruitment strategy and keep you ahead of the competition. According to a survey by Deloitte, 84% of business leaders believe that agility is essential for their organization’s success, and staying up-to-date on industry trends and knowledge is crucial for remaining agile.
  • Lowers Cost-per-Hire: According to research by the Society for Human Resource Management, the cost of a bad hire can be as much as five times the employee’s annual salary. Moreover, a Supply Chain Executive Search Consultant provides a safety net. They offer a guarantee period, which means that if the candidate they place with you does not work out, they will find a replacement at no additional cost. This helps mitigate the risk of making a bad hire and provides peace of mind to the hiring manager.
  • Increases Your Retention Rate: Retaining top-tier talent is essential for any organization. A study by LinkedIn found that employees who were sourced through a recruiter had a 25% higher retention rate than those who were not. Creating a positive recruitment experience for candidates results in increased chances of acceptance and higher candidate satisfaction. Thus, it makes Hiring Managers and their company happy and satisfied that they could win the candidate they need for the job.

It’s critical in Supply Chain & Logistics to attract and retain top-tier talent, reducing turnover and related costs. After so many years in the space, I know the supply chain and logistics industry is challenging, and finding the right talent can be difficult. Engaging a Supply Chain Executive Search expert can help you navigate this process and ensure that you attract top-tier talent that aligns with your organization’s values and goals. In addition to identifying the talent and making the hire, a search consultant provides ongoing support and communication to ensure clients are satisfied with the recruitment process and the candidate they hire. They offer an extensive network, a guarantee period, a high-level customer service, and overall make the recruitment process faster, more effective, and efficient to create successful outcomes for all parties involved. Contact me anytime at [email protected] with your Supply Chain hiring questions or issues and I’d be happy to help you through the situation.

About the Author: Christian Goulding is based in StevenDouglas’ Atlanta office to complement the growing list of clients in the Supply Chain & Operations space and supporting companies looking to hire talent from leadership down to team buildouts. Christian is a seasoned business development and general management professional with over 12 years of experience in various roles across Food (QSR, Franchise Operations, Food Manufacturing/Production), Beverage, and CPG, with broad expertise across other manufacturing and Distribution companies. With a strong focus on client needs and expertise in business development and strategic planning, Christian provides optimal client service to meet and exceed client needs.

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