The Search Process
Because every client
and each position are unique, we tailor our search process to match the
right candidate with the right organization. Our success comes from our
personal approach and techniques developed and refined over more than
36 years, with hundreds of clients. Working one-to-one with the client,
we gain a thorough understanding of the position and organization that
allows us to identify outstanding potential candidates. During the evaluation
phase, we use our understanding and experience to gain a complete picture
of the background, experience, and management style of the top candidates.
We strive to find the best fit for our client in order to achieve a long-term
We have found that
the key elements of the search process can be tailored to fit the specific
needs of our client and should include the following:
- Developing a comprehensive
position profile based upon information obtained in individual meetings
with key management staff and others, as directed.
- Reviewing current
compensation and recommending changes based upon market and competitive
- Developing a marketing
strategy that taps professional contacts throughout the geographic area
identified and supplements the extensive candidate identification process
through selected advertising and use of the Internet.
- Creating specific
outreach to attract women and minority candidates to consider the career
- Implementing a
screening process that narrows the field of candidates to those that
most closely match the needs of our client, including discussing results
of preliminary reference checks on top candidates.
- Conducting personal
interviews with the top candidates that meet the stated criteria.
- Assisting during
the interview and the selection process, including an optional Assessment
Center, if desired.
- Delivering a product
in the form of a search report that recommends the top group of candidates
and provides the client with detailed information about their backgrounds
and experience from interviews and other sources.
- Assisting in negotiating
a compensation package.
At Ralph Andersen
& Associates, we believe in an approach that meets our client's needs
in terms of timetable and budget.