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Executive Search

Executive Search

What value could an executive search specialist add to your recruitment process?

forde advisory is an executive search specialist undertaking recruitment assignments  for executive roles and non-executive director positions.

forde advisory in conducting your executive search assignment is a partner of your organisation, rather than being a part of it.  Through discussions with our broad network, including acknowledged experts in the relevant field, we build a profile of many possible candidates. Our reports of our executive searches provide a candid insight that is rarely provided by what candidates have to say about themselves. By the time we provide a selection committee with a ‘long list’ of candidates, many other people will have been approached, considered, and however worthy, deemed ‘not an exact fit’ for your organisation.

Seeking out difficult to find people

People want to change roles for a variety of reasons, but executive search finds people who while happy in their current roles, may be persuaded to consider the executive role you are seeking to fill.

As the executive search specialist talks to “sources’ (experts) who may be in a position to recommend people for the role, incidental intelligence about certain individuals can be gathered, but not only that, the names of people who may be working overseas or in areas less obviously aligned to your organisation, may be suggested, then can be approached and considered.

Reducing your employment risks

Using an executive search specialist means that the risk to the organisation of making an unsuccessful or very ordinary appointment is reduced. Through the forde advisory executive search process, the potential candidates offered to you for consideration have been met and broader information about them gathered and shared with you on a ‘highly confidential’ basis.

Contrast our process with the situation where an organisation receives CVs: a person with an impressive CV is amongst several interviewed, the preferred candidate’s referees are contacted and are supportive, the person is appointed. Sometimes even within a short time, it becomes obvious that the referees failed to mention certain unattractive behavioural traits, or that alleged excellent past performance fails to be delivered in the new role. When forde advisory executive search is retained, you can expect that the reputation of the candidate will have been fully explored.

Our approach

Clients and candidates are treated with respect; our communications with both are one to one, regular and timely.    A candidate puts herself/himself  ‘on the line’ in agreeing to be considered for a role; a client invests faith as well as money that judgements will be made and the best candidate will be found.

Not for profit organisations may be surprised that forde advisory executive search is affordable and a very appropriate use of funds.