When to Hire a New Upper Manager

Written by Windows Patch Management on . Posted in Hr consulting for startups, Hr startup checklist, Outplacement firms

It could be argued that a modern company’s single biggest asset is not its marketing campaigns or the computers in the office or even the fax machine, but the employees, the people, who work there. Hiring the right people for the job is crucial for managers, since a qualified and motivated employee will be much more productive than a mismatched or discouraged one. Managers are responsible for bringing the correct personnel on board, so to speak, and there is inherent liability in hiring someone who is likely to quit. This is especially true for upper managers, since they have many responsibilities and aren’t so easily replaced if lost. Today, a career placement agency or employment agencies may be used for general staff, but for executive managers, some executive search firms may be contacted instead. Upper managers like these aren’t found through any job placement firm; executive search firms will