Our Search Process
Understand the Situation
Prior to defining the Position Profile and initiating research, we will meet with the key stakeholders in the search to better understand your organization, the search context and the specifics of the executive’s role. This information- gathering phase is the foundation of a successful search.
Define the Position
Our understanding of the specific requirements will allow us to develop a Position Profile, which is both the “roadmap” for the search and a document that can be shared with candidates. It will summarize the organization, the position’s scope and the desired management competencies, style and personality.
Identify the Potential Candidate Pool
Guided by the Position Profile, we will identify potential candidates. Our research process includes a comprehensive review of our network of professionals as well as proactive outreach to functional and industry sources and selected potential candidates.
Evaluate Potential Candidates
Our objective is to interview and critically evaluate the most promising professionals and introduce you to candidates who have a history of success. We will communicate with you regularly throughout this process, sharing market feedback, search status updates and potential candidates’ profiles.
Present the Candidates
A full Candidate Profile, including an appraisal of the candidate’s fit, will be provided for every executive we present. We will facilitate the scheduling of your interviews as well as pre-briefing and de-briefing the meetings with all parties.
We will work with you to select the final candidates who are the best fit based on the intelligence gained through preliminary referencing and in-depth interviewing. This is the point at which we often serve as an advisor on both sides of the client/candidate equation.
Once mutual interest is assured, we conduct thorough reference checks on your finalist or finalists, reaching out selectively to current and former superiors, subordinates, peers and third parties.
Facilitate an Offer and Acceptance
We will work with you to develop a mutually beneficial arrangement based upon the candidate’s compensation history.
Facilitate the Transition from Acceptance to Employment
The transition period is our opportunity to make sure all parties are moving forward with the same end-goal in mind: a successful on boarding and an enduring employment relationship. We will stay in close communication with all parties to facilitate a smooth and timely transition.