Two chefs can follow the same recipe and get different results. So it is not just the steps of our process that is important; it is how we take these steps that makes a difference.
That said, we have spent more than 40 years creating and perfecting a framework by which we conduct each search assignment, and the result is a search process that is unrivaled in quality. We are driven by information, and we analyze the data and characteristics of each of our assignments in conjunction with published materials by third parties. Through this analysis we have identified the elements that are critical for a successful search, and we can proactively highlight and correct the traits of a potentially unsuccessful undertaking. We engage in candid conversations with our clients, and we approach each project as a partnership.
A focus on speed is embedded in everything that we do. We deploy our internal Research Department as soon as we are confident that we will represent a client on a particular engagement, thus enabling us to begin making confidential calls to our industry sources before the official Day One. These preliminary efforts allow us to hit the ground running, because there is no time to waste.
Our commitment to substance helps us gain the trust of target candidates. By virtue of our longevity in this industry, executives know that we are an established presence in executive search, and they invest their time with us. By taking a long-term approach we build lasting relationships. On any given search assignment, we reap the rewards of seeds first planted long ago. Oftentimes the trust established with a candidate on a previous search is what enables us to advance their candidacy on a new search assignment.
We have built a team of motivated, polished, and experienced professionals who utilize every available resource to deliver beyond client expectations. As we dedicate all of our resources to any given search, we emphasize confidentiality and complete professionalism for each stage of the search process.