Hiring a new executive can be the most important decision management ever makes for an organization’s future. A poor match can impact a company for years to come. A recent study showed that nearly 40 percent of new hires last no more than 18 months in their new jobs. In some cases, a clearly defined onboarding program and thorough orientation would have aligned the newly hired to the culture of the company and expectations for results anticipated by senior management.
Leading executive recruiters go well beyond the search to facilitate the new recruit’s alignment with his new employer. Failure to fit can be fatal for a great career, it can be fatal for an employer, too.