In all likelihood, this will never happen. MOST CEOs and Entrepreneurs have far too many things on their plate to get good at this. I’m not talking about being competent, I’m talking about being awesome at it.
As Malcom Gladwell says in his book Outliers, it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. Let’s say he’s exaggerating, let’s say it only takes you 1,000 hours, or even 100 hours, are you really prepared to put that much effort into getting great at interviewing & recruiting, if you’re not – then it’s easy – outsource it to the professionals. Especially when it comes to key hires.
I’ve personally spent close to a thousand hours interviewing and working on my interview skills. I can stack up with the top 2%. That’s why I finally decided that instead of simply training CEOs on how to recruit and interview their key hires, I’d source 2 TOP Recruiting companies who could do it for them- for the key hires at least.
I’ve found two:
-one focuses only on C-Level roles where the total comp is $300,000 or higher.
-the second focuses on VP, Director, and C-Level where the comp is $150-$250k.
It you’re interested in having them do retained searches for you, drop me an email, let me know what you’re hiring, comp etc., and I’ll happily intro you.
OR, spend a thousand hours, and perfect your recruiting & interviewing skills, and do it yourself… 😉