Exclusive and Retained, our Executive Search Practice is primarily focused on Board and CXO level leadership hiring. Our goal is to deliver value to each client we serve and to help you attract top talent and to build adaptive, diverse people organizations that are prepared to fulfil strategic business objectives. We seek to understand each client’s strategic goals, the specific leadership roles and competencies needed to meet those goals, and the culture that new executives need to embody. Our executive recruiting consultants possess the expertise and contacts to best support our search. We draw on our high-level professional networks, industry knowledge and internal research resources to identify the right people. To stay on the cutting edge of talent strategy, we constantly track key trends in the global market for talent, and continually innovate our services and approach. Executive Search ensures a quality outcome by targeting and contacting every potential candidate, not just those seeking new roles, resulting in candidates of higher caliber. We represent you professionally to candidates; the whole process ensuring confidentiality, time bound efficiency and cost effectiveness. It also ensures pre-qualification of candidates which will leave the line manager to focus on recruitment decisions. A strong emphasis on quick turnaround timelines and a highly process driven and customized Search Practice which relies heavily on knowledge management and industry research paradigms, ensures that the results are swift, sure and outstanding, as is witnessed through our client portfolio and success record. Given the highly intensive research led operations to our executive search model and a personalized candidate contact approach, we have demonstrated consistent results across Multinational, Transnational, start-up, complex and even unique or novel talent requirement demands, specific to each client organization. Our selection process is based on a structured and systematic approach, which is proactive, detailed and target oriented. The process includes the following steps:
Develop an Understanding of the OrganizationTo better facilitate the process, we will meet with key stakeholders important to the search to understand the organization’s history, culture and operating structure.
Develop the Position SpecificationThe position specification document will be prepared based on our discussions. This serves as critical piece of information, which is shared with serious candidates for the position. It describes the key success factors and priorities of the position, as well as candidate specifications including competencies, experience, background and personal traits. The position specification will be reviewed with the client and serve as a guide in determining whom we will contact during the course of the search. The final position description will be presented for formal approval.
Identify Suitable CandidatesUpon approval of the Position Specification by the client, we will begin to search for candidates by following the below activities:
- Targeted Search
- Database Review
- Internally Generated Candidates
Evaluation and ShortlistBased on our discussions, we will draw up an initial list of shortlisted candidates. This will be done after a detailed evaluation of the candidates in terms of their skill sets, experience and their interest in the mandate. In addition to personal interviews, we may use independent 3rd party Psychometric assessment tools at an extra fee. For the most promising of these candidates, we will prepare a detailed résumé and evaluation summary, to facilitate the interview process.
InterviewsWe will arrange interviews between the short listed candidates with your representatives. On receiving feedback, from the candidates and yourself on the meetings, we will work with you to draw up the final shortlist.
Reference Checks of Successful CandidatesWe will conduct detailed references on the final candidate(s) you wish to hire, before the offer is formally extended, should you so require. You have the option of requesting a background check on candidates at an extra fee. This would be organized through an independent 3rd party agency.
Offer NegotiationIf required, ABC provides assistance to prepare a competitive employment offer based on client compensation strategy and market realities. On behalf of the client, we can present the offer and explain it to the selected candidate. Throughout this final stage of the search process, ABC represents the client.
Follow-UpABC remains in touch with the hired candidate between 60 and 90 days after he/ she has started on the assignment.