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Direct search is the process of looking for the best applicant for an open management, middle, or expert-level position that has not yet been made publicly known. The goal of a direct search is to discreetly identify all available applicants, including so-called passive candidates who have positions with a competitor that are similar.

When there are no or not enough suitable or interested job seekers on the market, direct search is used. In circumstances where the company does not want to make the recruitment public, direct search is a useful strategy. The objective can be organizational change, for instance. Before the position can be made public, it is preferable to get the hiring process as far along as possible. When a company has previously failed in its recruitment efforts and no longer wishes to use the public search process, direct search could be utilized.

Using the direct search strategy to find the right candidate is not always simple. Only someone who has in-depth understanding and expertise with the technique should undertake it. Additionally important are contacts as well as market and industry knowledge. Working with a consulting firm that employs a market-savvy researcher and a seasoned consultant who understands how to deal with candidates is advised in order to fully secure the success of the hiring process.

As a new recruiter in the Finnish industry, I have found direct search to be both challenging and exciting. However, I have come to appreciate the talent-sourcing approach that it offers as an alternative to simply posting job ads. Direct search enables us to specifically target the kind of talent we are seeking, rather than sifting through unqualified applications. While it doesn’t necessarily make the job easier, it does save on unnecessary administrative work, allowing us to focus on finding the best candidates for our clients. In my opinion, direct search is the most effective method for the work I do, and I believe in prioritizing quality over quantity.

How our assistance can benefit you in this procedure:

Our team uses advanced headhunting techniques to identify high-quality candidates who may not be actively looking for new job opportunities but possess the skills and experience you’re seeking.

We take care of the entire process, from initial formalities to candidate evaluation and arranging interviews, providing expert advice and regular updates along the way.

We operate on a success-fee basis, which means that we only charge you after you’ve hired the candidate you want. Additionally, we offer assurance to our clients.

In conclusion, direct search is a valuable tool for finding the right candidates for management, middle, or expert-level positions. Our company has extensive experience in direct search, using advanced headhunting techniques to deliver the best results for our clients. If you’re looking to hire top talent for your organization, we would be happy to discuss how we can help.