10 Step Search & Selection Process

1. Needs Analysis & Requirements Gathering

Determine what your needs are including detailed job description, personality type, etc. Determine how to present the opportunity and how we sell your company.

2. Research Companies and Candidates

Find out who the top performers are and where they are working. Make recruiting calls to attract candidates.

3. In-Depth Candidate Interview

Face to face or detailed phone interview to qualify candidates.

4. Accountability

Share with hiring authority what we’re finding in the market. How many presentations have been made, results of the presentations, why people want to change, why they don’t, salary comparison, etc.

5. Present Qualified Candidate(s)

Our interviewing notes along with an up to date resume.

6. Interview Preparation

Explain company objectives with candidate and go over position in detail. Explain candidate hot buttons and pain points with hiring authority as well as explain strengths and weaknesses and what they are looking for in a career change.

7. Interview Debrief

Determine interest level and concerns, if any, with candidates and hiring authority. Share candidate debrief with hiring authority.

8. In-Depth Checks

Reference checks getting input from subordinates, peers and superiors to determine people skills, strengths and weaknesses, criminal background check, degree verification, and drug tests.

9. Make Offer and Get Acceptance

Allowing us to make an offer increases the probability of acceptance. We have a thorough “Pre-Close Checklist” that covers counteroffer issues, the negatives surrounding counter-offer acceptance, and gets candidate’s written commitment to accept an offer.

10. 5-Year Guarantee

Allows us to help correct situations before they become problems.


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Ranked as “Top 10 Executive Search Firms” by Executive Search Review