Hiring Managers, Looking for Top Grade Talent? You Aren’t Alone.

Hiring Managers, Looking for Top Grade Talent? You Aren’t Alone.

Hiring Managers, Looking for Top Grade Talent_ You Aren't Alone.

If you are a hiring manager trying to fill a mid- to senior- level data analysis or digital marketing position, you aren’t alone. According to a recent hiring trends forecast from CareerBuilder1:

  • 40% of employers are looking to hire full-time employees
  • 50% of HR managers say they currently have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates
  • Top hiring areas include data analysis (21%) and jobs related to digital marketing (12%)

Sandwiched between a low unemployment rate2 and high demand for qualified candidates, hiring managers across the country are feeling the pressure as months go by with no promising leads.

And, because they know that bad hires can negatively affect business – resulting in poor productivity, increased costs for recruiting and training, and drops in employee morale1 – they are reluctant to take a chance on candidates that don’t quite fit the bill.

When the stakes are high and you need top grade talent, consider the value of partnering with an executive recruiter to bridge the gap between the lackluster candidates you have in front of you and the A Player you need in that vacant seat.

Executive recruiters are committed to helping you achieve your goals. When you work with the executive recruiters at Victoria James Executive Search, you have a partner that is determined to help you find qualified candidates who fit your needs and expectations. We learn about your company’s corporate culture and the issues that are important to you. What is your vision of success?

We develop a profile of your ideal candidate and review with you specific openings, including job responsibilities and candidate’s qualifications; work experience and personal characteristics; and salary range and benefits. Are you looking for someone who is ready to hit the ground running or are you willing to provide technical training to an applicant with the right potential? Are you able to offer a relocation incentive? How important are soft skills such as critical thinking and interpersonal skills to the role and what are your criteria for assessment?

Executive recruiters specialize in reaching candidates with the right skills and experience and in assessing candidates for their ability to work within a particular company’s corporate environment. Our powerful candidate database, networking resources and sophisticated use of technology enable us to quickly narrow the search to identify the most favorable candidates that match your needs – candidates not only with the right work history but also with the personal attributes required to be successful in the role. For each candidate, you will receive their CV, a cover document highlighting relevant elements of their experience, as well as their complete salary history.

Executive recruiters manage all logistics of the interview and offer process. When you select the top candidates, we coordinate the interviews, then debrief with you to gain insight and feedback to help you move forward. When you are ready to make an offer to a candidate, we conduct all reference checks and present feedback to you in writing. We continue to work with you to develop a compensation and benefits package. We formally present your offer to the candidate and facilitate the hiring process.

Executive recruiters assist with the onboarding process and improve retention. Bumpy onboarding often results in employee loss within a new hire’s first six months on the job and replacing talent not only costs money but also negatively impacts morale and productivity3. To increase the likelihood of a long term placement, we work with both you and your new hire to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible. We are committed to helping you find and keep great talent and our tried and true approach can save you time and money by reducing turn-over.

If you are a hiring manager and struggling to find A Players, you don’t need to go it alone. Partner with the executive recruiters of Victoria James Executive Search — we can save you time and money and help you fill that vacant seat with top grade talent that will exceed your expectations.

Contact us today!

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1. “Forty Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-Time Workers This Year, Forty-Seven Percent Recruiting Part-Time Workers.” CareerBuilder, 5 March 2019,

2. “Table A-14. Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 04 October 2019, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t14.htm
3. “Onboarding Key to Retaining, Engaging Talent.” By Roy Maurer, SHRM, 16, April, 2015,



Victoria is an accomplished direct and digital marketer with more than 20 years of industry experience. The Founder and President of Victoria James Executive Search, Inc. direct and digital marketing search firm, she has had a successful and accomplished career, holding senior level sales and marketing management positions in companies such as Citicorp Diner’s Club, Donnelley Marketing. Victoria understands the need for premium talent in the Direct and Digital Marketing industries, is an active member of the Direct Marketing Association, NEMOA and other associations, and holds an Executive MBA from Bernard M. Baruch College. Contact Victoria today to learn how her team of recruitment experts can accelerate your efforts and help you quickly accomplish your goals.


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