Executive Retention &
A senior-level search is costly & time-consuming. It's hard to find talented individuals, and even harder to prise them out of their current roles. To lose them after they've joined represents a failure of the search process. So it is critical that the placement proceeds productively, and this is how a professional search firm should judge it’s success. Not just in recruiting talented individuals and ensuring that they join their clients with a motivated & enthusiastic mindset, but also in ensuring their longevity within the organisation, and successful achievement of their targets.
To this end, a search firm should provide the following services:
Rigorous Candidate Evaluation & Assessment - To ensure candidates have the right personality, attributes & culture fit to enable both longevity & target achievement at their new organisation.
Post-Appointment Support - The search firm should engage with both clients & candidates, quarterly for the 1st year at 1, 3, 6 & 12 months, post-candidate commencement, to ensure that both parties feel the placement is proceeding productively. Should the candidate express concerns, these should be discussed with the client to ensure they are rectified before insurmountable issues arise