The Search Process

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The Search Process

Needs Assessment
Working as a team with the client, we analyze the company’s needs to determine the required set of skills, understand organizational relationships, define the required experience, and identify other characteristics necessary for the successful candidate.

Position Profile
After carefully assessing your needs, we typically prepare a written position specification that outlines the responsibilities of the position, qualifications required of the ideal candidate, and criteria for success. This specification guides our search efforts.

Affiliates With Search
Professional staff members make selective calls to sources and prospects to identify and interest qualified individuals. During this period, the consultant reports progress frequently to the client.

Candidate Interviews and Evaluation
Likely prospects are interviewed by the consultant who evaluates each on the basis of experience and potential cultural fit with the client organization.

Presentation of Candidates
Confidential written reports are typically submitted on the individuals who most closely fit the position specification.

Referencing the Selected Candidate
Once the client selects the final candidate, the consultant contacts individuals who are capable of providing insights about the candidate’s qualifications. The collective comments made by these references are then reviewed with the client.

Candidate/Client Interviews
The consultant schedules a mutually convenient meeting between the client and each candidate. After each interview, the consultant contacts both the client and the candidates for feedback.

Completion of the Search
As the search comes to a close, the consultant can assist in structuring of the compensation package if the client wishes. We also contact all those who have been helpful in the search, thanking them on behalf of the client. Once the successful candidate is in place, the consultant who worked on the search is available to support the newcomer’s successful integration into the client team.