Hiring Critical Talent in Manufacturing

Benefits of Working With Manufacturing Executive Search Firms to Find Top Management

Manufacturing is a highly diverse sector that involves many disciplines –– and recruiting leaders with the desired technical competencies and the ability to navigate these intricacies present a challenge for hiring teams.

To quickly and effectively fill a critical position, partnering with a manufacturing executive search firm provides industry-specific support that puts your company’s needs front and center. They are also able to dedicate the time and resources needed to quickly identify a short list of candidates that have the desired experiences, knowledge, and capabilities. 

In this post, we will take a look at how partnering with an executive search firm will enhance your hiring initiatives to improve the compatibility of your candidates and make a secured investment. 

1. Helps Achieve Agreement within Leadership Teams

Misaligned objectives within the organization and the inability to establish the leader’s responsibilities are two factors that prolong the hiring process. Before bringing a new hire onto your team, it is vital that you take the time to clearly define the critical deliverables, along with the exact wants and needs required to be successful in the company. For some teams, this can be difficult to agree on, ultimately extending the time to hire. If you choose to work with an executive search firm, they can help navigate the process more efficiently while also preventing potential complications by gaining agreement on the hiring process at the start. 

At Kinsley Sarn, our process begins by sitting down with the hiring managers and creating a candidate profile. During the discovery process, we meet with your team to understand the open position and its responsibilities. Using this information to craft a compelling message –– one that attracts individuals with relevant skills, experience, and drive necessary to succeed in that position. We also gain agreement on the interview team and cycles that will be needed to achieve agreement on the final candidate. 

Once we have all of the information, we begin an intensive search to connect with potential candidates and assess their abilities for the role. Once we have identified the best fit, and an offer has been accepted, we then offer our transition services that will support them as they integrate into your team. To learn more about our proprietary process, click here. 

2. Identifies Leaders Who Are Comfortable Leading in Ambiguity 

The global pandemic has had a significant impact on a number of sectors. One of the hardest-hit sectors of the business world has been the manufacturing industry. Over the course of the pandemic, lockdowns and worker shortages have caused issues in the manufacturing supply chain, which experts say are here to stay for longer than initially expected. Identifying the leaders who have demonstrated the ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to these challenges will help give your company an advantage compared to those who will eventually fall behind. 

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3. Establishes Clear Objectives for Onboarding

The onboarding process is one of the main factors that determine the success of the new leader in an organization. Given their level of influence and interaction with other employees, allowing them to become accustomed to your workplace culture is key. Without this dedicated adjustment period, they are unable to learn the intricacies of your organization and form relationships with their teams. Investing in this time creates employees who are not only more productive and efficient at their jobs, but more importantly develop a deeper sense of dedication to the company.

Implementing a positive onboarding process requires clearly defining your management team’s objectives for the new candidate during a predetermined transition period. Begin by setting a period of time that will be allocated to onboarding. Then, specify the key performance indicators (KPIs) that will measure their success in their new role during the first 6 and 12 months. By defining and measuring key objectives, you keep them aligned with your goals and improve their chances of success.

4. Effectively Manage Expectations

The ability to work with teams that have different objectives can only be achieved through a clear understanding of what is expected of each department. Specifically in the manufacturing industry, it is important for your new leader to have an extensive amount of industry knowledge and experience because they work closely with various technical teams. These skills and experience will allow them to clearly manage the expectations shared across all functions on a reasonable timeline and accurately articulate what each department requires.

Most importantly, the ability to effectively manage expectations will have a direct impact on the performance of your teams, their commitment to the organization, and overall satisfaction at your business –– all fundamental to achieving a positive workplace culture and reaching your business goals. 

5. Provides Open Communication

For a working relationship to be successful, clear and open communication is fundamental. Without it, no progress can be made –– new goals cannot be defined, new processes cannot be developed, and new growth cannot be achieved. Working alongside an executive search partner that values transparency and understands the importance of collaboration in the process will make all of the difference when it comes to finding the right fit for your organization. 

From the very beginning of the process, as we outline the candidate profile, through the transition period as onboarding the candidate begins, we are open to discussion and collaboration. We create a positive, enthusiastic environment where information and creative ideas are shared by both parties. As we listen to your pain points, we are eager to understand your perspectives and experience to provide our expertise as high-level recruiters

Kinsley Sarn As Your Trusted Advisor

Over the years, Kinsley Sarn has developed a process in executive search that enhances the recruitment experience for organizations across industries. In manufacturing specifically, we have the industry know-how to confidently identify the most qualified and skilled candidates capable of transforming your business.

Our team of former executives has experience that spans across industries, including manufacturing. This has helped us achieve a high level of success in the search process, along with long-term retention rates of the candidates we place.

We believe that through candid transparency and bold thinking we can make a lasting contribution to your organization as a whole. We invest deeply in each relationship, providing custom solutions that are tailored to your individual organizational needs.

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