Choosing a Cybersecurity Search Firm

Your hiring managers are putting pressure on you and you need to outsource the effort for at least a few important jobs. But whats the best way to vet out a search firm when each one says they are the best?

There are many variables when considering which search firm is best for your next recruiting project. Your evaluation can be difficult since a search firm historically may have the industry or functional expertise you seek, but the consultant and team assigned to your project may not.

At Pace Morgan Executive Search ALL of our consultants have experience with Information Security and/or engineering. Each of our recruiters attend ongoing educational programs to keep them informed of the special requirements within Information Security (cyber security) and engineering disciplines.

Five questions to ask:

  1. Does the search firm, and more importantly, the consultant who will be assigned to you, have a solid functional understanding in Information Security?
  2. Do they have a fully developed network to draw on in Information Security & Engineering beyond monster.com or Linked-in?
  3. After meeting with the search firm, how comfortable do you feel with their strategy and vision to complete the search project?
  4. Is bigger really better for your requirements? According to many Human Resource executives, search projects are often completed faster and with more candidate choice by smaller boutique and specialty firms than generally experienced with larger global organizations, particularly at the director and vice-president levels.
  5. When presenting a search plan, does the firm suggest the use of at least 3-4 different sourcing techniques for identifying candidates other than job boards and Linked-in?