Five Phases of Search
Phase One: Organizational Consulting (weeks 1 to 3)
- Meet with Client Search Committee members, key staff, and key stakeholders to understand and calibrate organizational requirements for the position as well as to understand the organization’s culture.
- Understand and assess the dynamics and current situation of the client organization.
- Draft, review and edit the Position Specification
Phase Two: Candidate Identification & Outreach (weeks 2 to 5)
- Engage with members of the board, senior staff, and other stakeholders and community members to identify prospective candidates.
- Perform independent research to identify potential candidates.
- Create listing of initial professionals to be approached.
- Create and confirm an outreach strategy to increase the probability of individuals’ consideration of the opportunity.
- Solicit, review and assess professional submissions from candidates in response to our outreach.
- Facilitate Search Committee review of professionals’ presentations of qualifications.
Phase Three: Interviewing and Presenting (weeks 4 to 9)
- Interview and qualify candidates employing competency-based assessment
- Interview internal candidates, as appropriate
- Prepare candidate presentations for client Search Committee
- Assist client in setting up interviews and a successful interview process
- Present qualified candidates to the Search Committee
Phase Four: Selection and Presentation of Offer (weeks 10 to 12)
- Consult to client Search Committee on candidate selection
- Conduct 360-degree referencing
- Assist in structuring and presenting offer
- Facilitate communication internally and externally regarding acceptance of offer.
Phase Five: Transition Planning and Follow Up (after the conclusion of the search)
- Follow-up with successful Placement and client to ensure successful transition at 60- and 90-day intervals, as well as at the six-month and 12-month anniversary of the Placement’s date of hire
We make every effort to include as diverse a candidate pool as possible, drawing upon industry associations and organizations that self-identify potential diversity candidates.