Timing is everything – it’s an adage that scales across nearly all types of opportunistic scenarios, and the recruiting world is no exception. In an article published in Entrepreneur, Riviera Director George Kaszacs shares his take on just how important the matter of timing can be to hiring great people.
(Entrepreneur) – How Getting the Timing Right Can Help You Hire the Best
The idea that timing is everything applies to everything from cooking to relationships — and even recruiting. As aggressive as the hiring market is, you want to be available and ready when the talent is ready.
If you time things just right, you’ll have a leg up on the competition when it comes to closing the deal with a highly sought-after candidate. To nab the best possible person for a position, the first thing to be aware of is that there are three different phases of timing for a candidate.
The first phase is the passive or exploratory period. This is the best time to engage with a potential hire. Keep in mind that it might not be when the job description is ready or a formal requisition is open. This phase is all about proactively and intentionally building a relationship.