HPG’s consultative approach to retained search is carefully designed to meet each clients specific needs. We closely coordinate each phase of the search with our client and adapt it as necessary throughout the consulting assignment.

Four Steps in a Successful Search Process:

1. Define Objectives and Requirements:

  • Confer with clients
  • Understand the organization
  • Specify Requirements
  • Prepare briefing documents
  • Gain client agreement

2. Research and Identify Candidates:

  • Develop list of target industries and companies
  • Review data bases for requisite backgrounds
  • Source professionals for informed referrals
  • Conduct inital telephone calls to screen prospective candidates
  • Review backgrounds with client

3. Interview and Evaluate:

  • Identify accomplishments and capabilities
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate against requisite profiles
  • Develop priority list of candidates to be interviewed by client

4. Process and Place:

  • Conduct reference checks
  • Verify education and prior experience
  • Conduct background check, when appropriate
  • Prepare a spread report on each candidate
  • Gain agreement on the right choice
  • Assist candidate with decision and final negotiations