Why HR needs to engage leadership talent ahead of need

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It’s tough to recruit, as many organisations across the world are finding. Peter Howarth, joint managing director of Armstrong Craven, says recruiters need to engage candidates ahead of need if they are to succeed in developing a sustainable leadership pipeline

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The executive search market is booming right across the world. Talent is in demand. To combat this HR needs to engage potential leadership candidates ahead of need.

“When you come to the point where you're trying to engage with that individual for a vacancy or opportunity, it's much, much easier to have that conversation because there is already a relationship,” explains Peter Howarth, joint managing director of executive search firm Armstrong Craven.

In this short video Howarth discusses why organisations need to engage talent ahead of need and offers his top tips for doing so.

Watch the first video to find out about leadership risks and how HR can mitigate them. 

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Published 13 September 2021
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