Top talent is difficult to find, especially in this current hiring climate. Many hiring managers struggle to fill higher-level roles within their organizations. These roles tend to fall into the C-suite category: CFO, CIO, Chief HR Officer, CTO, and more. To expedite your search process, we urge you to consider interim support.
There are many myths regarding the hiring of interim professionals, we have debunked some of the most common myths below:
It Takes Too Long to Learn Your System
Most employers believe they will have to train interim support on the company’s software systems and then retrain another employee when they hire for the same position permanently. However, when working with a CFS recruiter, we will match the skills you need with one of our many qualified candidates. Our candidates are well-seasoned, systems savvy, and have experience in a variety of industries.
Consultants Must Work On-site 100% of the Time
Before COVID-19, most employers believed that interim support had to work on-site, to complete the job/be a good fit. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that this is not the case (tips on how to overcome remote work challenges can be found in one of our previous blog posts here).
“In the past year alone, we have gone from having zero to twenty-five percent of our temporary workers work remotely. They are remote from day one” (Carrie Jenkins, Senior Managing Division Director). By opening your search to remote workers, you dramatically widen your pool of candidates. This allows our recruiters to utilize our national database of candidates and to find someone whose talent fits the role more precisely than a local candidate.
C-Suite Vacancies Cannot be Filled with an Interim Consultant
We hear time and time again that filling a C-Suite role temporarily is not possible, as it involves a timely interview process. CFS can bridge the gap between a tenured employee leaving your team and the onboarding of a new employee. Each of our interim professionals brings a toolbox of skills and technical capabilities to the role. Our consultants can not only maintain the processes and procedures that have already been established, but they can add value to your company by introducing an outside perspective.
Interim Help is Not Going to Fit in with Your Company Culture
As a staffing firm, matching employer needs with candidate needs is a top priority for us. “In addition to the technical skills needed, our team asks questions about work pace, personality and culture to attract the best candidate for each project” (Jenkins). On a day-to-day basis, we interview new candidates and work diligently to make the best cultural fit for every position we work on. Only those who are qualified will get the chance to work with you.
Interim support can be a tremendous asset to your team. There is no need to be hesitant when you are faced with a setback in a management seat and need to find help quickly. Creative Financial Staffing (CFS), along with our Technology Division (CFS Technology), has staff immediately available to keep critical Accounting, Finance, and Technology functions running. Let our network work for you and contact us today for more information. To find the closest CFS location to you, click here.