The GIGG® Difference
The GIGG® is an executive search firm; not a job board. Though we will utilize job boards and fully vet the “active” candidates that apply, we will focus more on actively recruiting the elusive “passive” candidates from our networks and database that’s been built over nearly two decades of recruitment in FDA regulated industries and Food & Beverage CPG.
This is the top talent that is typically missed out on otherwise, and often the kind of talent that represents a strong long-term win-win fit to an organization because they will exit their current role to join your team for all of the right reasons. So, we actively penetrate the candidate marketplace well beyond the active candidates that are applying to job posts.
While we do not believe there is anything inherently wrong with active candidates that are in between jobs or actively seeking to move on from a current role with another employer, we do believe it is a big miss to only have the opportunity to consider those candidates who apply or exist within the network of a growing organization that is seeking to build something special.
We believe the cannabis industry’s compliance and business hurdles are too unique and bountiful to leave hiring up to the chance vs. going through the purposeful route with an expert who will actively dig through the greater candidate marketplace for you. Smart investments with expert talent acquisition partners will ensure you have the opportunity you deserve to win the best human capital to continue moving your business forward. We believe this holds especially true with roles to be filled by candidates of unique technical talents & leaders who are at the top of their game and thriving where they are. They may not be applying for jobs, but they do reply to recruiters they trust.
While all searches differ, we engage in a full vetting process with an average of 300 candidates per retained search project. Those hundreds of hours are invested to ensure you get to see the best of the best for the opportunity, and to ensure those presented candidates are fully vetted for functional and cultural fit. Soft skills are one of the top predictors of on-the-job success, and are notoriously difficult to screen for. The GIGG® is capable of fully vetting your candidates’ overall fit, well beyond what is on the resume.
If a candidate survives our rigorous vetting process before we put them in front of you, their spoken + written communication prowess, accountability, honesty + transparency, time management skills + grit will have be tested. These intangibles cannot be picked off a resume by a robot or vetted in just a couple of interviews. It’s a matter of putting in the time + having the expertise and credibility that will allow them to feel comfortable enough to really open to us about their professional, personal & financial motivations.
Candidates’ perceptions of how they’re treated after they hit the “Apply Here” button or are recruited by a hiring organization, right or wrong, can have a large impact on that company’s brand within the candidate marketplace. Unfortunately, people love telling stories about how they were mistreated because they were not replied to, followed up with, etc. We believe in the long term relationship with candidates and the building up of your brand along with ours.
Therefore, we’re always focused on the “candidate experience”. Candidates you don’t hire today could be your superstar hire of tomorrow, and at a minimum can create an army of volunteer brand ambassadors through the search efforts if done correctly. We’re also experienced at advising organizations on the candidate experience from the standpoint of assisting with and advising on interview scheduling & overall experience on the ground with the team.
Your time is money, and we want to save you time while helping you grow your business. The GIGG® will own the entire process along with offering streamlined formats for providing you with regular search updates. Lastly, The GIGG® offers unrivaled availability to you around the clock, a passion for follow-up & follow-through, as well as complete transparency.
We would be very happy to expand on any and all of the points above that interest you, and can offer flexibility in terms of scheduling a call.