HR Footprints’ 9 steps towards Executive Search.

Executive search is a specialized recruitment service used to source candidates for Senior and Top Management Positions by tapping passive candidates.

In our previous blog, we have explained about the difference between Recruitment and Executive search. This blog will help you understand the steps involved in Executive Search Process:

Research about client Organization: While getting into an Executive Search assignment with a client, as a first step need to research about the organization to understand their Products and Services, history, Business Milestones and news available in public domain and get as much information as possible.

Client Meeting: The aim is to understand client organization culture, Leadership style, Specific role requirements, Growth plans of the organization to identify the right fit for the role.

Market analysis and Preparation of Job Description: The executive search firm will do a deep analysis of the market and create a compelling Job description that captures client organization’s expectations to attract right talent. This process generally includes result in a document that will be used as a reference throughout the search process and the job description will contain detailed information about the role, responsibilities, the hiring client, key opportunities, career growth and educational requirements.

Search strategy:  This stage will include a deeper analysis of the market, listing key companies to tap potential candidates. The research tools that form part of the search strategy will often include own database, previously conducted market analysis, alternative internet sources such as social networks, and of course, search firms own network and contacts.

Candidate Identification: Among the identified list of companies, executive search firm will list the potential candidates and shortlist them by mapping them to the required skill sets.

Dialogue with the candidate and Shortlist: As most of the identified candidates are passive candidates, search firm will open a career dialogue with the candidates and start selling the client organization by show casing the growth plans of the organisation and create interest about the opportunity and understand the candidate skills in detail and shortlist based on the skill sets.

Basic Reference Check and Presenting to client: Before presenting the profiles to client, a basic reference check is done on the candidate’s background, capabilities by the search firm and then presents the final shortlists to the client organization.

Interview & Offer Process: Once the client shortlists the profile, search firm facilitates the entire interview process and act as a Search Partner and provides necessary support during the offer process and ensure the candidate accepts the offer.

Joining & Orientation: Finally the search firm will support for the successful candidate introduction finally, although the search has been successfully completed, the search firm will continue to maintain close relation with the client and candidate to ensure long term association.

We at HR Footprints offer many value adding services to the clients and candidates as part of the executive search process. Do reach us to understand the value adding services for your Senior and Top Level Growth Hiring’s. We will be happy to support you!!

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