Our flagship offering:
We work exclusively with bespoke client mandates and guarantee a targeted, selective approach of potential candidates. Transparency, promptness, as well as close, regular communication with our clients form the foundation of our relationships while still allowing for short-notice changes in search methods. With us, it is flexibility as usual.
However, we do not simply execute a mandate. Instead, each project follows a structured process, from the initial contact to the final placement, led by the Partners.
We believe that a search’s level of structure is directly related to the mandate’s rate of success. Thus, we have pinpointed eight steps to ensure our clients’ goals are met. Our accompanying project reports furthermore guarantee full transparency as well as the ability to raise flags, if necessary.
We engage deeply: Listening, understanding cultures and structures, identifying differences, extrapolating USPs all form the backbone of our work. We furthermore advise our clients on role profiles, jointly determine requirements, and develop concrete job specifications.
We consider the full spectrum: Identifying competitors, determining target companies, and defining the search radius are all criteria that help our Research Associates find potential candidates. But that is not the end. Instead, we make sure to branch out of traditional schemes to find “out of the box” talent as well.
We bundle our know-how: Gathering results, determining priorities as well as consulting the client before entering the market. Candidate approaches can commence.
First impressions are crucial: We always initiate contact ourselves, irrespective of consultant seniority, to ensure that only the best and brightest find their way to our table. We have the fitting arguments to arouse interest and pave the way for deeper conversations.
We invite, examine, and assess: Personality, experience, motivation. During a semi-structured interview we experience the candidate on multiple dimensions and check for professional as well as personal compatibility with the role and client.
We select and recommend: Based on our initial interviews we select the best candidates and write detailed, confidential reports. With these documents in hand, the client can get a first feel for the candidates that fit the given requirements.
We coordinate and present: Because paper can never substitute a personal meeting we strive to connect our clients with the candidates as early as possible. Depending on client preference, we can accompany interviews and/or simply continue to coordinate the entire process.
Almost there: Contract negotiation, contract signing, termination of prior employment. The last phase holds many uncertainties, as difficulties can surface during negotiations. Counteroffers from the current employer may even derail the candidate’s desire to change companies. Only the consultant who has gained the trust of all sides is in the position to navigate such situations successfully. We consider ourselves advisors and mentors, who bring the candidates across the finish line.
Further meaningful element: Not only the placed but also the rejected candidate has the right to know where he or she stands. We strive toward cultivating an open and transparent feedback loop to include also those individuals who dropped out of the race early – that way nobody leaves without an added value.