OUR 10 STEP
Retained Search Process
A ROBUST APPROACH
elevate your senior hiring outcomes
Outlined below is our robust 10 step process. Our approach is based on a structured methodology that combines best practices and agility, enabling you to make the best possible hire.
1. CLIENT MEETING
To discuss your requirements at a headline level, your strategic business objectives, goals and plans, what you want someone to make happen, timelines and to develop an idea of your company culture.
To agree on parameters for the search and the terms of business.
2. BRIEFING AND TERMS OF BUSINESS
A comprehensive briefing with all key stakeholders to develop a more thorough understanding of the remit, candidate profile and, similarly, from a candidate’s perspective, how your opportunity will appeal to the right candidate, such as identifying key opportunities for the new executive.
Discussion of potential candidate backgrounds and profiles.
And an agreement to terms of business.
3. SITUATION REPORT
We’ll document this in a situation report containing detailed information, including a company profile, an opportunity overview, role information and responsibilities, and person criteria/profile. And it will include basic details concerning ideal source industry backgrounds where appropriate company types and candidate sources.
4. SEARCH STRATEGY
This stage will include a deeper analysis of the market, outlining key industry sectors, key industry niches to be explored and specific companies (hunting ground) in which Robert Tearle Consulting will source the best hire possible and document all avenues that will be exploited in order to gain access to the top talent in the marketplace.
5. CANDIDATE GENERATION
Identifying specific sources and potential target candidates as ‘name generation’ or ‘talent mapping’. After identifying a number of high potential executives (the total addressable relevant market… often 100+), we’ll begin qualifying the potential targets and identifying whether they are suitable candidates i.e., focusing the search on the best targets.
Prospective candidates will then be shortlisted on the basis of being Qualified, Interested and Assessed.
This shortlist is achieved through detailed interviews that discuss the specifics of the executive job and explore the candidates’ background, competencies and interests in the role.
7. SHORTLIST SUBMISSION
Interviewing notes will be shared with the client with a precis of how well a candidate meets the criteria, including merits and concerns. Where appropriate, Robert Tearle Consulting will make recommendations.
8. CLIENT INTERVIEWING
We’ll work with you to help arrange interviews, communicate feedback where appropriate, and give support and guidance.
This is a particularly important state, often requiring diplomacy, tact and a balancing act, in which it’s critical for us to tune into the interest levels of both the client and candidate side to keep both parties’ interest levels warm in what can be a drawn-out process and to show respect, gratitude and courtesy in communicating offers, acceptances and rejections.
In advance of getting to the offer stage, we will have sounded out your parameters and candidates’ expectations so that we endeavour to avoid wasting your time or theirs. Often, we’ll act as a mediator in this process to ensure both parties needs are being met.
Finally, although the search has been successfully completed, Robert Tearle Consulting will continue to maintain close ties with you and the newly hired exec to ensure both sides are happy and share any constructive feedback as appropriate.
You’ll experience an approach that brings you the reassurance of best practices, enabling you to hire “A” players with the specific skill set to help you take your business forward.
It’ll be an experience that you can enjoy. We’ll eliminate the time-consuming pains and distractions.
Conventional agency and in-house recruitment processes do not benefit from this kind of structured methodology, the depth of this approach and the time that needs to be invested.
At the end of this process, you will be absolutely confident that you are making your hire from ALL of the available talents to you in the market at this time.
Download our 10 step search process.