IT Turnaround in the Social Media Era
(IT Executive Recruiting)
You checked LinkedIn, talked to a couple of IT Executive Recruiters and you feel like you are one step away from making a bad decision in hiring a CIO that can turnaround your organization. Do you make the decision on your own? Do you hire a Technology Recruiter to find you some paper? In the end, how do you increase your chances of making the right hire because you do not have any margin of error this time around?
In most cases partnering with an IT Search Firm is going to increase your chances of seeing some new faces, but are they the right people for the job? A majority of all IT Recruiters focus on finding you as many bodies as possible to view. Our approach is to align your vision with our unique skill sets to identify the top candidates of their industry.
But how do you separate the handful of great IT Recruiters from the rest? How about working with a firm where one of the founders was one of the youngest to receive MCSE in Michigan in the 1990’s? A firm where one of the founders is also a venture capitalist in the emerging Technology sector? Or lastly, where another JMJ Phillip founder has been involved in the technology sector for more than 15 years across many different levels?
Those same points are what brought a new client to us recently as they wanted to hire a new CIO to not only turnaround their technology department, but to also drive revenue to new heights by leveraging social media and Web 2.0 principals. As one of the JMJ Phillip original founders has said “The CIO position has become as important as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in terms of driving revenue, and maybe even as important as the CEO. Through the Web alone companies can drive hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue by simply leveraging web technologies in the correct manner”.
The IT Executive Recruiting Team assembled a plan of execution that specifically weeded out anyone that did not display a strong desire to be #1. In this case when your company is going toe-to-toe with your competitors on the web, prime real estate is limited and only the most competitive and creative are going to win. We found dozens of candidates that could turnaround and implement the existing infrastructure plan, but it was going to take a special individual to not only manage the technical backend but who could also bridge the gap with marketing a plan so it could be translated into something that worked well on the web.
Our clients end result was the perfect placement of a CIO that not only had the technical knowledge for even the largest of organizations but more importantly was a true visionary. The key to this successful placement was not just identifying the correct individual; it was the actual allurement which in this case came down to in person meetings and dozens of phone calls since our client was 25 times smaller than the candidates current employer.
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