One of the largest investments a company will make is in its people. Higher Talent is committed to ensuring the benefits of that investment are fully realized. At Higher Talent, we have a network of consultants and suppliers that support client HR needs. Our focus is always on finding the right person for the right role at the right time. We are highly confident in our ability to find the best candidates utilizing our network of executive level leaders. Our reputation is important to us and our team takes great pride in the placement of highly retainable, productive, and top-talented individuals with reputable organizations.
The Executive Search Process
Working closely with our client’s internal hiring team, Higher Talent will engage in the following process in matching the best candidate for the position:
Client Needs Assessment and Documentation
Through consultation with client key stakeholders, we understand the organizational objectives in hiring, the position responsibilities, and the knowledge skills and abilities required for the role. Our team is very diligent in understanding the exact person you need for the position.
Our team will develop documentation to ensure Higher Talent, our client and the candidates have full and consistent understanding of the position and the measures for success. The objective is to provide a truly realistic job preview to reduce any likelihood of placing a poorly matched candidate.
Sourcing Candidates and Interviews
Every recruitment is as unique as the ideal candidate for the position. Higher Talent will develop and execute on a search strategy in consultation with our client to ensure we are maximizing the effectiveness of our search. Through our social media and professional networks, we will also tap into those executive resources who have not yet begun looking for a new opportunity but may be ideal for your organization.
Higher Talent’s Senior Consultants will meet with the most qualified candidates to ensure they have a thorough understanding of the opportunity and to screen them for fit with the role/organization. We communicate results of this process with the client through our candidate summaries. Top candidates are selected for client interviews.
References and Background Checks
Once the top candidate has been identified, Higher Talent will complete thorough reference checks and will verify information gathered in the search process. We can also request background and criminal records checks as required.
In addition, Higher Talent has partnered with several providers of psychometric recruitment assessment and testing tools. Higher Talent will work you to determine if further assessment is required and will conduct testing with the final candidate(s).
Offer and Onboarding Support
Higher Talent will assist in the drafting of a suitable offer as required. We are available to construct the offer letter in its entirety or adapt an existing company offer letter. We also recommend that Higher Talent present the verbal offer to the candidate on behalf of our client to ensure open and effective negotiations.
Higher Talent will maintain contact with our client after the position has been filled to ensure satisfaction with the resource hired and with the process. As a full-service HR Advisory firm, we want to ensure that any new resource has a positive contribution to the culture of the Company and overall engagement of the team. Where required, we can offer coaching and mentoring to the resource, particularly if that person has been relocated and is new to the area.