Consulting is a boutique search
firm with detailed knowledge of recruiting in technology
We deliver a competitive advantage to our business
partners by locating and attracting key professionals.
We help ensure the most talented employees work
for you, rather than your competition!
OUR EXECUTIVE SEARCH PROCESS
We partner with you to create an effective and exhaustive recruiting strategy.
The following key steps encompass what we consider to be a full search process.
We are eager to help you use these ideas to enhance your current process.
1. Developing a Position Description
We want to partner with you and believe the start of a search is an important
time to bring everyone into alignment. We discuss your requirements with your
stakeholders to build consensus and clarity from the very beginning of a search.
This allows us to screen candidates and only introduce the candidates that will
excite you. As a result, you save time and can redirect internal resources toward
other activities while we locate and introduce candidates that will add value
and fit your environment.
2. Create a "Relevant Companies List"
In this step, we define the companies where prospective candidates are most
likely located. Usually, this list is comprised of your competitors and Savant
Consulting has a HUGE advantage because of our size. Search firms have "off-limits"
agreements to NOT recruit from clients. (We do too!). Large international firms
contract with many clients, creating large lists of "off-limit" companies,
reducing their potential candidate pool. As a result, a large firm's ability
to locate and develop candidates from the entire range of successful companies
is restricted. Our small size means we can provide access to many more potential
3. Conduct Research
Yes, we have a database and a network of talented candidates throughout the
technology sector, as does every successful search firm. The difference is that
your search is specific to your situation, so we conduct research based on your
defined needs. Yes, we can often save time by referring to past research; however,
there is no replacement for targeted research, which we conduct for every search.
We want to be sure to explore as many candidates as possible and find the very
best candidates for your position.
4. Candidate Development
We call candidates and discuss your position with them. We get them excited
about your company. We also interview potential candidates about the skills
and experience they will bring to the organization. Our principals have years
of experience at conducting telephone, video and face-to-face interviews and
evaluating the skills and personality needed to truly add value to your organization.
5. Presenting Candidates
As straightforward as it sounds, this step is important in developing the relationship
between candidates and the hiring manager. We introduce the candidate along
with a resume and notes from our conversations. We include strengths, weaknesses,
skills, salary history and requirements and any other information that you specify.
We can also facilitate interviews and be involved as little or as much as you
prefer. We know that this is a crucial step in the hiring process and respect
your need to have our role tailored to your style.
6. Offer of Employment and Compensation Negotiation
We work diligently to ensure the candidate's expectations are in alignment with
your environment. In addition, we offer our services in negotiating compensation
because we all know this topic can be delicate. It is often helpful for a third
party to facilitate this discussion. As always, we respect your style and will
be involved as little or as much as you deem appropriate.
We are a service business. Our continued success depends on our ability to exceed
your expectations. We stay in touch with both the hiring manager and the candidate
to ensure both parties are excited about the new relationship. We share your
focus on the new employee and we will work to help integrate newly hired professionals
into your organization.
We look forward to discussing your recruiting needs and adding to the
successful growth of your business.