Phases of the Search
Our search process is broken into three phases. We begin with a preliminary research phase, during which we interview our clients extensively in order to build a profile of the ideal candidate. We also conduct research on appropriate industry and academic markets and establish contact with trade sources for nomination of potential candidates.
Next comes the qualification search phase. After assembling a preliminary list, we begin contacting candidates to establish initial interest in the opportunity. This initial screening process confirms the candidates' credentials and establishes their potential for success in the position. It also gives us a chance to get a sense of each candidate's personal "chemistry."
The final phase of the search is the selection phase. We give our clients a list of "finalists" for the open position, provide candidate feedback, and assist with salary negotiations. If necessary, we even assist the client with the final candidate selection. During this time, we make sure interest levels remain high among all finalists.