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Today I was speaking with a friend who is a recently retired university president. We were talking about his experience with search firms.
“I can tell you Keith, that I really like to deal with a search consultant who wants to work closely with me in understanding our strategic imperatives, threats and opportunities before, during and after presenting me with candidates for a key position in my cabinet.”
This was music to my ears because it is exactly what we strive to accomplish every day here at KULPER & COMPANY.
The first question we normally receive from a prospective client is —
“Can you help us with our search need?”
Every client comes to the realization that their search requires the right search firm in order for the outcome of the project to be successful. Almost always the client is more comfortable with a search firm that has experience completing searches that are similar in nature to their hiring need. For example a client needing to hire a new CEO will always feel more comfortable retaining the services of a search firm with a solid track record of success completing CEO search assignments. “Success begets success”.
Every client who calls to speak with us about a potential search is concerned about finding the right candidate as soon as possible.
Here is an example of typical scenario:
A strategically critical position opens because a new leader needs the right person in a key position or due to a sudden resignation.
We get a call and after a few minutes the question is asked—“so, do you have any candidates for us?”
You may have tried to complete a key hire in the past only to find after 18 months or so that the wrong person was hired for a critically important role. When a high profile search goes off track people start running for the exits—but, by then it is way too late!
If you are a C-level executive, University President, NFP Executive Director or board member/trustee with responsibility to grow and develop your organization we are ready to help attract “A Level” people to your team. KULPER & COMPANY has proven experience identifying the very best talent for the most important leadership positions. We know that the key to successful executive search consulting requires effective listening. Once we hear what you have to say we will be able to quickly introduce the right professionals with the drive, ability and confidence to do an exemplary job. We know that there are many options when it comes to solving hiring challenges including internal recruiting departments, contingency recruiting firms and other retained search firms. The business keeps changing but the essentials of effective executive search consulting remain the same: our job is to make a long-lasting hiring match for your organization.
There is often confusion around this topic. If you are a potential client with a need to attract top talent for mission critical positions the management committee needs to have access to several first rate executive search consultants who are willing to take the time to understand the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and then become a reliable and highly responsive source for quickly delivering top candidates for the most important positions within the organization.
Here is a case in point.
‘Tis the season….
The month of January is when many senior leaders decide to move on to their next challenge, announce retirement or are informed that things just aren’t working out… If you and your colleagues find yourselves wanting to have a deep look at qualified candidates who would be interested in coming to your organization it behooves you to speak with a professional executive search consultant.
Here are the key benefits:
Time will be saved….
Cost will be saved…..
Growth and Development Opportunities will be maximized….
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When a prospective client needs a new SVP Academic Affairs/Provost the fundamentals apply…..
Discuss with senior leaders and other key constituents what the hired candidate must accomplish by when and then decide whether or not the search should be conducted with the assistance of a proven professional firm that possesses the experience and commitment to your goals.
Are you and your colleagues about to begin a search for a new SVPAA/Provost?
Here are five key issues to discuss:
Search project timeline
Hired candidate KPIs/ by when