Search Process

Research and Planning

  • Meet with principals of the company
  • Evaluate and understand the corporate culture
  • Develop confidential search plan
  • Prepare position summary and presentation
  • Develop comprehensive list of candidates using:

  • Existing VSG Contacts and Referrals
  • Market Intelligence
  • Targeted Competitor Research
  • Screening and Evaluation

  • Present opportunities and interview top candidates
  • Analyze and compare candidate qualifications
  • Determine motivating factors
  • Review compensation expectations
  • Prepare confidential background review
  • Check references
  • Verify information

  • Preparation and Presentation

  • Complete presentation format
  • Rank candidates for presentation
  • Set up interviews with top candidates
  • Prepare candidates for interviews
  • Prepare client for interviews
  • Debrief and evaluate with candidate and client
  • Transcribe references
  • Selection and Negotiation

  • Resolve differences in concept
  • Prepare client and candidate for timing of offer
  • Telephone interview with spouse if necessary
  • Document acceptance of offer
  • Prepare candidate for resignation/counter offer
  • Monitor candidate until start date and after
  • Follow Up