Great relationships really are key to success in life – we’ve maintained lasting relationships with clients and candidates that span over two decades now. And each and every day, we continue to build new ones. Our network is broad and deep, built over time with energy, passion and commitment. We’re grateful to be called trusted advisors by our clients as well as candidates alike.
What clients want to know about how we do what we do: Executive Search
Our executive search methodology is thorough, diligent and unwavering. That doesn't mean we aren't flexible, can't pivot and turn on a dime if necessary, and won't adapt to changing needs. We can and we do - successfully. Just ask the clients and candidates whom we've worked with. Our success hinges on one critical component though – our relationship with you – understanding your organization, it’s needs, and where you’re heading. To that end, our first step is taking the time to get to know you.
Phase One | Discovery
We will meet with key stakeholders within and sometimes outside your organization, and we’ll ask a lot of questions. There is no such thing as too much information at this phase – we want to know about your organization's current state of affairs, and your anticipated future state, current expectations for the position and longer-term goals, marketplace issues, leadership styles, corporate culture and all of its nuances – everything and anything relevant to you, your organization and the position.
We will help refine the "Position Description", recommend and even design and develop appropriate marketing collateral for your mandate, conduct preliminary market research, and then advise on our search strategy.
Phase Two | Searching The Landscape
We've earned our reputation as being extremely thorough when it comes to canvassing the marketplace. And we do it discreetly, professionally and with integrity. We won’t leave any stone unturned to uncover the very best available talent for our clients. Our research is comprehensive from the outset, honed through years of experience, and with creativity thrown in. All of our work, and our extensive network - a who's who numbering in the tens of thousands, is captured and recorded in a state-of-the-art database, with ease of access at anytime and anywhere, so that we can deliver the very best service and ultimately a successful result for you. We also strive for an exceptional "experience" with everyone whom we come into contact with - whether they are candidates, clients, and everyone who has helped steer us in our search. Regardless of the end result, the fact is - people remember how they've been treated along the way.
Phase Three | The Ideal Candidate
Over twenty years in the business interviewing thousands of individuals for hundreds of jobs has honed our skills and instincts, but we never waver from our rigorous assessment process. A candidate’s experience and technical skills are fairly evident on their resume; however, we go beyond this to probe on the critical behavioural competencies and personal characteristics that will determine success on the job. It's that important factor called ‘fit’ – the question that every client asks: 'Will the candidate be able to fit with our team and work in our environment?'. Which goes back to our relationship with you and understanding what your organization is all about.
Phase Four | Closing The Deal
We work closely with our clients to get that ideal candidate onto their team, helping to structure a suitable employment offer, negotiating the terms, conducting all reference checks and ensuring any last-minute concerns are addressed. We’re there with our clients right through to the finish line – committed to a successful hire. Of course, it doesn't really end there - the day the successful candidate starts. We've helped with Onboarding Programs, Leadership Coaching, on-going Performance Reviews, and more often than not, candidates become clients on further executive search mandates.
If you'd like to download a selection of our completed client engagements, please click here, or for a PDF version of our Principal Consultant, David Laws' bio try this link.
For a confidential conversation about how we can help with your organization's hiring needs, or if you want to chat about your own career, call David Laws directly at 1-416-322-0066.