RETAINED EXECUTIVE SEARCH
Executive search is used for middle to senior and executive management
positions, where the required skill set can only be found in a limited
number of companies or it is inappropriate to advertise because the
appointment is of a sensitive nature.
This remains our most proactive
service, producing excellent results.
In times of increasing skill shortages, this is the only way to target
and attract candidates of the appropriate calibre.
Fresh research is conducted for each assignment examining specific
organisations and individuals that are relevant to the client's
The process is as follows:
Source List: Following an initial brief with our Client, the research
team will put together a list of suitable target organisations within
an appropriate geographical area.
Identification:Individuals at the correct level are identified. The
client receives a list of candidates for approval in order to identify
those known to be of the right calibre and to discount those known
unsuitable (from previous contact etc).
Candidate Assessment: Each candidate is contacted (head hunted) in
confidence and assessed on their suitability and intention to move.
The consultant will interview all candidates face to face that are
deemed appropriate. We provide full interview reports consisting of,
an individual appraisal of the candidates, their experience,
qualifications and abilities and the candidates' resume.
consultants will also be able to credibly address concerns candidates
may have about the opportunity relative to their own careers and their
prospects within the client organisation.
The high quality of the
dialogue between our consultants and candidates greatly increases the
prospect of attracting the best talent to our client organisations.
Short-list: From our interview process, the most suitable candidates
will be short-listed and recommended to meet our client. We will
arrange and manage this process, normally to take place at the
client's premises or, alternatively, at a confidential location if
To conclude the process, we will assist in making an offer to the
chosen candidate and the negotiation of these terms. We also help in
obtaining suitable references.
We are passionate about assuring that hired candidates make a positive
impact that exceeds our clients' expectations. We follow up with
candidate and client at regular intervals to check on performance and
fit. This continuing bond with candidates and clients is one of the
reasons that more than two-thirds of our assignments are repeat
engagements for existing clients.