Strategic Search Process

Williams Executive Search has developed a comprehensive search methodology that is customized for each client. Throughout the entire process we manage all candidate communications and maintain regularly scheduled consultations with client stakeholders.

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Initial Stakeholder Meeting

Our initial consultation includes key stakeholders as we gather assessment of needs, understanding of organizational culture and position specifications and requirements. This step is critical to identify and define important factors for a candidate to be successful.
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Position Profile Development

We then develop a Position Profile that describes your company, the position responsibilities, title, reporting relationships, compensation, and necessary education and career experience required to meet your performance criteria.

Strategic Implementation

Together we develop a confidential research strategy identifying the multiple sources from which a qualified candidate would likely surface, which may include associations and organizations, specifically targeted companies, as well as other executive resources.
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Sourcing and Prospecting of Candidates

Based on the research strategy, we then make direct contacts to identify the best potential candidates. Utilizing our proprietary database and individuals identified as sources and prospective candidates during the research phase, we find this most rapidly yields qualified candidates for comparison and evaluation.

Assessment & Presentation of Candidates

We then interview and assess the most qualified candidates against company objectives and the candidate’s personal and professional objectives. We evaluate critical information such as compensation, relocation issues and career expectations. We ultimately present a report that summarizes our recommendations.

Reference and Background Evaluation

When a finalist emerges, we will conduct executive references, academic and other credentials to validate candidacy. We utilize a 360-degree reference checking process and conduct background checks.

Negotiation, Presentation of Offer and Closing the Search

The final step involves the successful presentation and negotiation of an offer to the selected candidate. We assist in developing a competitive offer based on target compensation, market standards and candidate expectations. Our goal is to facilitate the closure of the search strategy and provide the counsel to ensure long term retention of the desired candidate.

Follow-up & Follow-through

Client satisfaction and repeat business have been the long term rewards for our firm. In keeping with our successful approach, we follow-up and stay in communication with our client partners on an ongoing basis to monitor overall satisfaction and assess future needs.