If your organization is looking to hire at the senior or executive level, perhaps you are considering engaging with an executive search firm. When evaluating potential search firms, how do you determine if their hiring process will end in success? A repeatable search process that follows the same steps time and again, set within a certain timetable, will provide insight into past success rates for search firms you are evaluating.
Take for example, Torch Group’s own 8-step Signature Search Process™, a proven, proprietary method that delivers consistent results each time. Beginning with client discovery (step 1), Torch Group takes a deep dive into understanding the functional skills and company culture BEFORE the candidate research even begins. Every organization is unique and requires varying skillsets, personal trails and competencies to get a job done. Understanding these requirements at the onset of the search process ensures that candidates with the right mix of expertise and qualities are targeted and included in the candidate pool.
While step one of Torch Group’s search process is critical to kick things off, the development of a custom search strategy (step 2), complete with target industries and specific companies, is also a vital component to success. It is this piece that allows the passive candidate research (step 3) and fine tuning of early choice candidates (step 4) to run smoothly. The process then continues with direct candidate sourcing (step 5) and competency-based behavioral interviewing, another crucial step that focuses on identifying soft-skills that are not obvious on a resume but are so important to consider when hiring.
Search process steps 1-5 work in concert to identify and then recruit candidates who have the expertise and skill-sets required to get the job done, and fit into the company culture while doing it.
Once the pool is narrowed – through multiple interviews, to a small handful of highly qualified potential hires, Torch Group presents the final candidate slate with an in-depth interview report to the client and handles everything from extending and negotiating an offer to assisting with resignation and relocation, if needed. The work continues after a new hire has comfortably settled into their new position, at which point Torch Group continues to check in quarterly (step 8) to ensure retention.
No matter the industry or position, these repeatable search process steps work hand-in-hand to deliver results every time in the form of skilled candidates turned into new executive hires that are A Perfect Fit.
Already working with a search firm? Visit our recent blog about measuring up to see if their process fits the bill.
- Posted by Ilana Katz
- On November 16, 2017
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