Search Process

  • Marketing Action Plan:
    Based on our discussions, I will develop a sales presentation about your firm. This presentation will be discretely presented to potential candidates.
  • Multiplicity:
    Your employment needs will be attended to by all of the recruiting staff at Collins & Associates Executive Search. While I will be your personal contact within our firm, all recruiting staff will know of your employment needs and will be actively seeking viable candidates.
  • Target Passive Candidates:
    I will present to you the top 20 percent of the viable talent in the current market based on the requirements set forth by your company.
  • Personal Screen Analysis:
    All viable candidates will have passed an initial telephone interview screening that I will conduct. During my phone interview I will make sure the information on the resume is factual and the candidate can do the job as it is described. In addition, I will screen the candidates based on:
  • Financial Analysis:
    Each candidate will be previewed on your desired salary range and give their "bottom line" figure.
    • Educational Verification:
      Our firm will personally verify all educational and licensing information provided by candidates.
    • Reference Service:
      All references provided by candidates will be contacted and supplied in writing, as needed.
    • Motivation Screen:
      I will probe the reason why the candidate is making a career change. (i.e. Opportunity, advancement, etc.)
    • Corporate Culture:
      Each potential candidate will be evaluated on corporate perspective/personality levels to ascertain the best "fit" in your corporate climate.
    • Start Date:
      I will have each person committed to a 2-week start date, after acceptance. I will consult each candidate on counter offer and resignation, and have each candidate bottom-lined on an offer should one be forth coming.
  • Localization of Resources:
    Initially, I will concentrate my procurement efforts at the local level as a cost savings measure.
  • Relocation Assistance:
    I will cover relocation if candidate requires a move and assist with demographic info, Realtors, etc.
  • Progress Report Structure:
    If necessary, daily progress reports will be provided to you. These reports will include the number of calls made, the number of viable contacts, and current progress on candidate selection.
  • Presentation of Candidates and Interviewing:
    After qualified talent has been located and screened, I will contact you and present their background to you. Their information will be forwarded to you as well, so we can set up the interview. I will debrief the candidate, yourself and the hiring manager after the interview, and help facilitate the next phase.
  • Offer Extension and Acceptance:
    After the final step of interviewing, I will have secured the candidate's interest and "bottom line" figures for salary, vacation, etc. I will assist you in forming an acceptable offer, and will act as your agent in extending the verbal offer to the candidate. I will also guide the candidate through the resignation and counsel on counteroffer awareness.
  • Professional Service:
    As a member of Collins & Associates Executive Search, I will operate with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism.

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