Transparency is vital during any search process, enabling the building of trust. An organization that demonstrates transparency and is upfront about the challenges that exist attracts better employees and leaders; and candidates look for indicators of this in the recruitment process.
Be particularly attentive to the personal side of candidate conversations. Individuals’ priorities have changed over the past couple of years, leading to a continual re-evaluation of career goals, and professional interests. Exploration with candidates can reveal important insights resulting in more successful appointments.