Higher Education Executive Search Process
The firm utilizes a White Paper Analysis approach to executive search, allowing for our clients to convey all the key elements possible that are often not noted in any job description. Prior to starting a search, clients confirm the accuracy of the White Paper. Changes are expected to be made through the life-cycle of every search. This will be a benchmark and considered a Living Document used in scheduled meetings.
25 Step Executive Search And Selection Process
1.) Obtain complete job order including how we can attract candidates from client’s number one competition…Part of the White Paper Analysis.
2.) Obtain profile of ideal candidates, providing the option of personality profiling of client’s top performing employees. This composite personality profile may be used for screening candidates. Part of the White Paper Analysis.
3.) Consult client on industry compensation standards of what competitors’ compensation profiles are. Part of the White Paper Analysis.
4.) Assemble the project team and brief project manager on assignment. Conduct research of marketplace to include client’s direct and indirect competitors. Determine additional companies that employ candidates with desirable skill sets.
5.) Compile list of targeted companies and candidates. Review and revise this list with client.
In-depth telephone interview with candidates to ascertain three things.
-Do they have appropriate background?
-Are they willing to change jobs for the right opportunity?
-What is motivating them to consider a change?
6.) Determine if the candidate’s career goals will be satisfied by the client’s opportunity (hot buttons).
7.) If desired, conduct a face-to-face interview or video teleconferencing for qualified candidates.
8.) Present to client shorter list of qualified candidates.
9.) Submit resumes to client and discuss results of in-depth candidate interviews.
10.) Arrange first face-to-face or video teleconferencing interviews with client.
11.) Prepare candidate for first interview including company’s or hiring authority’s interests.
12.) Prepare client for first interview including candidate’s hot buttons.
13.) Debrief candidate.
14.) Debrief client. Professionally release any candidate the client does not wish to pursue.
15.) Provide results of in-depth reference checking to client.
16.) Arrange second interview and discuss concerns.
17.) Debrief candidate and client.
18.) Verify earnings and negotiate package to be offered to ensure satisfaction on both parts.
19.) If desired, provide educational verification, credit history, motor vehicle records, drug testing, etc.
20.) If desired, transmit verbal offer to candidate and relay acceptance of offer to client.
21.) Consult with candidate around resignation and counter-offer.
22.) Confirm start date. Candidate will confirm in writing.
23.) Remain in contact with candidate and client through start date and initial phase of employment.
24.) Verify with client that project was successfully completed.
25.) Request from the client that they provide a reference letter and be considered a source of reference in the future.
"Working with John has always been a pleasure. He is very knowledgeable in the field and has years of connections that helps place people in the right fit for them and for the company using his expertise. He knows the trends and is great at forecasting where the industry is headed. I rely on John’s judgment because he’s always on target."
Director of Financial Aid, Keiser University
"I have worked with John on several occasions. He is honest, hard working and will get the job done. Unlike so many others I have found John to be extremely knowledgeable in his field and he will give you proper guidance and information. He is a true professional and I will highly recommend him to anyone looking for the services he offers."
Director, Business Development, WBT Systems
"John has a deep understanding of this sector of higher education and has shown time and again that he can produce great results. He is professional and has a direct style which I believe serves him well in his interactions with candidates as well as management. I highly recommend John for any high level search assignment."
Former CEO Lincoln Education
Higher education recruiting experience, expertise & excellence. The Hudson Group is an executive search firm specializing in higher education recruiting and consulting. Contact us to discuss your needs.