We understand that key placements can transform a business so securing the right executive is vital.
Our executive search teams have a proven track record of filling C-Suite, senior management and niche directorial positions in each of our specialist fields.
A search like this is typically engaged upon on a retained basis, being preferable in situations that involve pressing time-scales, a high level of seniority, a scarce skill set and/or sensitivity around any specific information. Our retained searches are given priority status in terms of the level of consulting talent, time and resource assigned to the project. To date, the team at Discover have completed 100% of their retained searches.
Our approach to each search involves developing a bespoke recruitment plan dependent on our client’s requirements and timeframe. The search team engaged will consist of an account delivery lead who will oversee a team of delivery consultants as well as our global research team.
The Discover research team plays a significant role in our delivery to clients. These researchers spend all day everyday mapping the market – identifying and speaking with top talent across the globe. This helps to ensure we are continually identifying active candidates as well as developing and building on our long-term relationships with passive candidates.
The actual search process involves reviewing a significant number of potential candidates before screening this down to a longlist of approximately 15 to 20 candidates with the right skills and background on paper. An in-depth qualification of these allows us to produce our shortlist for submission of 3 to 6 candidates – assessment includes competency and motivation testing. From this our client should have several excellent options to choose from, resulting in a successful placement that we guarantee to replace in the unlikely event things don’t work out in their first 12 months of service.
This is Discover’s highest level, premium service.