Recruitment: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

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Case Study: Recruitment – Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Recruitment is crucial in meeting the goals and objectives of an organization. The recruitment and training process allows an organization to seek out (search) individuals who will fit the proposed job description and meet the objectives of the organization, moving toward a successful future within the organization. High-performing staff is essential in an organization to deliver outstanding services to the valued customers. Often times, an organization will have trouble recruiting and retaining outstanding employees. Those who are able to do so gain a distinct competitive advantage over the firms who were unable to properly recruit. Additionally, efficient recruitment saves costs as the need to re-recruit and retrain an employee holds substantial costs compared to retaining an employee who has already been recruited. Recruiting the right people is a key managerial role, yet many agencies do not devote enough time to the recruitment process. This case analysis identifies Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. in relation to the recruitment process and retaining of employees in order to have long-term success within the organization. In a changing industry, Heidrick & Struggles feared that their 54-year-old business model would not stand up to the evolving needs of their clients. Through recruitment, they could compensate for these changes by bringing in the right personnel to handle the situations that arose from an ever-changing business environment.

Heidrick understood that clients were growing in their levels of sophistication. According to Graham Galloway, practice managing partner for life sciences, this created both opportunity and challenges (Eccles & ...

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...show that they provide potential assets and gains for the talent pool that would otherwise look elsewhere. In order to properly recruit an individual, an organization must first make itself known to that individual who is looking for a beneficial company the same as the company is looking for a talented individual to use as a human asset. Heidrick was able to incorporate these ideas through the use of technology in the demographically-changing environment. Had Heidrick remained within its dated business model and continued to recruit elders, and relay on the senior consultants to attempt to adapt to a technological world, they would have failed.

References

Eccles, R. G., Lane, D. (2009). Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Harvard business School.

References

Eccles, R. G., Lane, D. (2009). Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Harvard business School.

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