Self-Managed versus Expert Recruiting
Whenever I hear of a VP or any other senior manager being told by internal human resources to ‘self-manage’ your search I think of the time I tried to install my own home irrigation system.
The instructions called for making my own diagram, zone chart, then having tools to dig ditches layout the piping, install the central control system … and … well …. I gave up and called an expert. The few thousand dollars I spent spared me many months of wasted weekends, as well as avoided my experiencing the prospect of slicing through my own gas line (which I almost did once which would have blown myself and the house up along with me). 10 years later I still derive the benefits of that one single payment to an expert that made it look all too easy.
Expert Recruiting Consultants Pay Their Own Fees
As Red Adair, the famous international oil well firefighting consultant, once stated “If you think a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur”.
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional for the job, wait until you hire an amateur” – Red Adair