Our comprehensive 4 step executive search approach is the key to finding the best and most qualified executive candidate.
1. We are experts at research. We start by developing an in-depth understanding of your company’s needs and develop a detailed job profile. Our profile includes more than a list of responsibilities; it also includes a description of specific competencies and expectations. We develop such a profile by interviewing current executives, as well as those who report to them, and by studying company strategy and goals.
2. We screening every candidate. Once we know exactly what type of candidate you’re looking for and have sourced several potential candidates from our social network or other avenues, the next step is successfully screening candidates. Our process includes a call back from the candidate, receiving a resume or online profile, and in most cases, a phone screen and a face-to-face assessment interview. We have the best tools in hand to assess candidates against hiring criteria. Behavioral and competency testing during this stage is available, which can be accessed online.
3. We check all references. In the age of social media, when everyone can present online the persona they choose to present, checking solid references is more important than ever. In addition to contacting the references that a candidate provides and verify educational and professional backgrounds, we check with additional people who have worked with, supervised or reported to the candidate. We go the extra mile with candidate referencing to ensure that you are hiring the person you think you are hiring.
4. We are experts at negotiation. It can be difficult to persuade a senior executive to leave a safe position for the uncertainties of a new employer. Negotiating a compensation package is only part of the process; we interact with candidates on a regular basis to understand their family issues and other issues that may affect their decisions, and to provide ongoing assistance. Often times we discuss a change in position in the context of his or her career and how it may help to achieve their ultimate goals.