The executive search business can be a tough. It’s obviously cyclical. But Sherry Hribar, the President of Chagrin Falls, Ohio based SelectLinx, wants to change things around a little bit. She feels that more of a human resources based approach can work wonders…And her franchise-SelectLinx, may be just the ticket…
“Nowadays it’s so much easier to find qualified people using technology and tools like TheLadders.com, LinkedIn, Facebook,” It’s time to re-examine where retained search firms provide value and how to charge clients for that value,” said Bill Fitzgerald, the managing partner at FitzDrake Search of Sterling, Virginia, who also believes that a change in the executive search business model is close.
In contrast to placement agencies and recruiters that recommend candidates on the basis of hard skills alone, SelectLinx offers it’s clients a finely tuned, seven-point, systematized approach to employee selection and hiring. They utilize research-based, validated diagnostic assessment tools that reveal whether a candidate’s attitudes and behaviors are right for your organization. Then, they take the time to make the information real to you by interpreting the data as it applies to your company’s culture.
It’s about the system
Proven systems—not guesswork—will spare your company the expense and frustration associated with poor hires.
Would you like to become a part of Sherry’s vision? You may want to check out SelectLinx instead of looking for your next job. Sherry shared with me what she’s like to see in a franchise candidate;
- Previous experience in hiring (does not have to be an HR geek — would be great to have had some time in corporate world.
- Must impart a sense of professionalism
- Able to work with business owners and/or president of small business (generally service based industries)
- Better to be ‘seasoned ‘ — if you owned a company, who would you like to rely on through the selection and hiring process?
- Does not have to be a sales superstar but must feel comfortable influencing others
Do you posses some of these traits? Are you willing to follow a system?
I get lots of phone calls
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I receive calls every week from young franchisors who would like me to present their concept to my franchise candidates. Rarely do I take on a really young franchise concept. I just a skeptical guy, and I am super protective of my candidates. After all, they are depending on me to match them to superb opportunities.
I took Sherri on because her model makes sense. I understand it. I also work with a fair amount of human resource professionals, and some of them are job hunting. Some of them are thinking about doing some HR consulting. Could this be their answer? I don’t know. It’s for them to decide. But I offer choices, and I am comfortable offering this one.
Go here to learn more. Talk to Sherry.
(Full disclosure; I am contracted with SelectLinx to help them with marketing and candidate recruitment)