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Opportunistic Hiring


While opportunistic hiring may sound like a fancy talent acquisition term, it simply refers to hiring good talent when the opportunity arises, rather than waiting for a position to open.

Talent shortages are increasing year over year and top talent who add value to an organization will inevitably be snapped up quickly. It’s therefore worth considering hiring an individual even when a job doesn’t exist. Opportunistic hiring allows employers to operate more strategically and gain talent for the future.


It is very difficult, almost impossible, for a company to outperform competition and achieve objectives without having the best talent in their team.

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$8.5 Trillion - Talent Shortage:

By 2030, more than 85 million jobs could go unfilled because there aren’t enough skilled people to take them.


In an ideal world, we would have exactly what we need when we need it. Reality on the other hand is not so accommodating. When an exceptional professional becomes available, the leading enterprises understand the importance of seizing the opportunity. Having the wherewithal to identify talent and opportunistically acquire them can significantly accelerate your business towards your objectives.

An enterprise that only uses recruitment to fill current and immediate talent needs will be always be one step behind those that act proactively and focus on future hiring projections.

72% of companies reported talent shortages in 2020 - more than three times higher than a decade ago.


If you’re not hiring ahead, you’re falling behind.

Press & Associates has a wealth of experience in executive search across North America and globally. We are experts in identifying professionals who add significant ‘return on investment’ and have demonstrated this consistently throughout their careers. 

Our unique candidate centric approach to executive search allows us to partner with top performers, understand their career objectives, and introduce them to the companies who align. 

The opportunistic hiring service we offer not only allows the candidate to achieve their career objectives, but it also gives enterprises the chance to be confidentially introduced to passive talent who could help them achieve mission critical objectives

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