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Recruitment of Managing Director (CEO)

Choose the right Managing Director for your company’s success.

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Recruiting a Chief Executive Officer or CEO is the first step to a company’s success. As a leader, the CEO influences the vision, culture and overall performance of the organisation. This step requires the expertise of a competent recruitment agency. Archetype, our Belgian recruitment agency, specialises in CEO recruitment, with a specific approach for each company.

Why use a recruitment agency for the position of Managing Director?

The managing director plays a decisive role in a company’s success. He or she is responsible for the overall management of the organisation as a whole, defining the strategies to be implemented and coordinating the various teams. Choosing the right candidate for this position is therefore a fundamental step that recruitment agencies can manage well, thanks to their expertise and in-depth knowledge of the job market.

Saving time

Entrusting the recruitment of a managing director, sales director, sales manager, sales engineer, etc. to a recruitment agency saves precious time. The search, pre-selection and evaluation of candidates are carried out by experienced professionals who have a perfect command of recruitment techniques and know the right profiles. This also allows companies to concentrate on their core activities, without being distracted by the recruitment process.

Expertise

A firm specialising in the recruitment of managing directors has the expertise and tried-and-tested methods to assess the skills, personality and suitability of candidates for a company’s specific needs. Thanks to their knowledge of the market, these firms are able to provide quality candidates who perfectly match the profile sought.

Network

Recruitment agencies also have an extensive network of professional contacts, providing rapid access to a pool of potential and experienced candidates for the post of managing director. The search can then be targeted according to the company’s precise needs.

General manager recruitment at Archetype

At Archetype recruitment agency, we stand out for our approach, which focuses on the needs of our client companies. Each recruitment process is fully personalised and tailored to the company’s specific aspirations and culture. Here are some of the key elements of the Archetype method:

Needs analysis and profile definition

It all starts with an in-depth study of the client company, to fully understand its expectations in terms of a Chief Executive. Our team analyses the key criteria for the position (technical skills, interpersonal skills, experience, etc.) and draws up a profile that matches the company’s expectations.

Searching for and shortlisting candidates

Once the profile has been defined, our firm begins the search for suitable candidates. At this stage, the firm uses a variety of tools, such as professional social networks, internal databases and specialist job boards, to identify professionals who are likely to be suitable for the position. Initial interviews are conducted to refine the list of candidates before presenting them to the company.

In-depth assessment of candidates

Shortlisted candidates then go through an interview phase, to find out more about the candidate’s motivation, ambition, personality and professional skills. This may include psychometric tests, role-plays or interviews with consultants specialising in the relevant area of expertise. The aim is to give the client company all the information it needs to make a decision about the future CEO.

A few tips for successful CEO recruitment

There are a number of factors to take into account when recruiting a managing director:

  • Define precisely the profile you are looking for, particularly in terms of skills, experience and values. This will help you avoid spreading yourself too thinly and make our recruitment agency’s job easier.
  • Allow sufficient time for recruitment. Don’t rush to hire the first candidate you meet, but be prepared to invest time and resources in the various phases of the process (search, interviews, assessment, etc.).
  • Rely on our firm to help you recruit. We have in-depth knowledge of the job market, the profiles sought and the most appropriate assessment methods. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions or ask for advice to help you in your decision-making process.
  • Rely on our firm to help you recruit. We have in-depth knowledge of the job market, the profiles sought and the most appropriate assessment methods. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions or ask for advice to help you in your decision-making process.