Pre Search Preparation

One of the key elements of any activity is preparation. Lately, we have been working hard to help our prospective clients in meaningful ways before we win the assignment. We essentially test the market reaction to the first draft of the job description provided to us by the client by showing it to potential candidates and candidate sources. A key question we ask is: “what do you think the key performance indicators /by when should be in order for a candidate to succeed in this job”? We also ask their reaction to the planned compensation for the job.

This early on information helps the client better gauge how best to go out into the marketplace with a position description that is both robust and highly attractive. As a result, the search process can be shortened and the likelihood of the right candidate being attracted and hired is improved.

Warm regards,

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About Keith Kulper

Keith D. Kulper is the president and founder of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC an executive search consulting firm working in the area of senior level leadership for academia and corporate innovation. We are strong advocates of nurturing the linkage between academic investigation/research and corporate innovation/full commercialization of new product solutions. We specialize in attracting proven leaders who can effectively drive transformational change. The firm operates an Advisory Board that meets annually to bring together leaders from academia and corporate innovation to help drive continuous improvement of our professional practice. We are also an investor in early stage companies. We take pride in supporting the growth and development of business and engineering schools at leading universities throughout the United States.

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