the Difference Makers
- True Partnership
- Full Transparency
- Consultative Approach
- Talent Attraction
- Talent Assessment
- Talent Acquisition
- Structured Process
Our senior consultants, equipped with essential subject-matter expertise, work closely alongside clients to execute every search with unparalleled precision. While offering the advantages of a global firm, we maintain a boutique-like structure, ensuring local responsiveness and operation. Embracing an immersive approach, we make it our policy to thoroughly acquaint ourselves with each client.
With a commitment to prevent any possible misunderstandings or surprises, we take the initiative to offer clients complete transparency throughout the entire search process. This approach is grounded in integrity, honesty, and confidence, fostering a high level of trust between us and our valued clients.
We meticulously create a comprehensive position description, carefully outlining the essential experience, technical skills, and critical leadership competencies required for optimal performance. Once the position description is finalised, we collaborate with the client to establish a well-defined search strategy, which forms the bedrock of our search process.
Our local consultants personally engage with prospective executive talent , ensuring utmost care and attention to present the opportunity in an attractive manner. By following this approach, we successfully attract the finest potential talent, perfectly aligning them with the position's requirements.
The culmination of our assessment process results in well-founded recommendations presented to the client. These recommendations are reinforced by comprehensive candidate profiles and evaluations, which highlight the individual's strengths, weaknesses, and driving forces behind their aspirations.
We carefully represent our clients in the marketplace and make the available position as attractive as possible for each identified candidate.
Through the trusted relationship established by our senior consultant with each candidate, we achieve a profound comprehension of these individuals. Our commitment to meticulousness guarantees an ideal alignment between the candidate and the opportunities presented by our clients.
Search & Selection Process
Initiation & Agreement
- Stakeholder Meetings: Engage with the Board of Directors and/or senior leadership to understand the organisational culture, challenges, and the specific role's requirements.
- Engagement Contract: Finalise terms of the search including fees, timeframe, and other terms.
Research & Strategy Development
- Position Specification: Create a detailed job description, covering responsibilities, qualifications, and key performance indicators.
- Market Mapping: Identify where potential candidates might be, considering competitors and related industries.
- Search Strategy: Determine the best approach, whether it's targeting specific individuals, broad-based advertising, or tapping into personal networks.
Sourcing & Outreach
- Targeted Headhunting: Directly approach individuals who fit the role but may not be actively looking.
- Network Leverage: Tap into the firm's existing network and referrals.
- Database Search: Review existing candidates from previous searches or known industry contacts.
Interview & Evaluation
- Initial Screening: Conduct preliminary interviews to gauge interest and fit.
- In-depth Interviews: Longer interviews to explore experience, cultural fit, and leadership style.
- Assessment Tools: Use psychometric assessments or simulation exercises tailored for executive roles.
- Reference Checks: Talk to former colleagues, supervisors, and direct reports. For C-suite roles, this can also involve informal and discreet industry soundings.
- Offer Drafting: Assist the client in creating a competitive and compelling offer.
- Offer Presentation: Communicate the offer to the candidate, answering questions or concerns.
- Negotiation: Bridge any gaps between client and candidate expectations on remuneration, benefits, or other terms.
Onboarding & Integration
- Resignation Counseling: Guide the candidate through the resignation process, which can be complex for senior roles.
- Onboarding Support: Collaborate with the organisation to ensure a smooth transition, which might involve coaching, mentoring, or structured onboarding programs.
- Follow-up: Maintain regular check-ins with both the client and the executive to ensure a successful transition and address any early challenges.
- Feedback Collection: Several months post-hire, collect feedback to understand what went well and where improvements can be made.
- Ongoing Relationship: Maintain contact with both the client and the executive for potential future engagements and to foster a long-term relationship.
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