JKL’s first step is to understand your Company. We perform a comprehensive review of our clients. We also obtain a clear understanding of your expectations and desires from the new hire. This would encompass: Company information – History, Vision, Mission, Goals, Management style, Culture, Markets, Organizational structure.
JKL works with its clients to outline the characteristics of the successful candidate by identifying critical skills, experience, academic credentials, and global characteristics required to be successful in the position and Company. Cultural fit is critical as are the performance matrix required for them to be successful.
Before going to market JKL works with you to understand the market, competition, and compensation levels necessary to be successful. We create a marketing plan using traditional and new media to source the ideal candidate. This is an evolving continuum as we work with you through the process
Before we start the qualification process we review our client’s images of their competitors and industry executives. We work with you to understand your impressions. This review often leads to targets you wish included in our initial scan of the market. Impressions do not always turn into reality, but the process can serve as a fruitful source in finding the ideal candidate. Prequalifying a candidate is as much an art as science. Many candidates meet the global criteria during our initial screening but fail to be presented as they do not meet the soft issues that are so critical to being successful within your organization. Before a candidate is formally presented they have been thoroughly screened by JKL and reviewed by your team.
The first impression is a lasting impression. This is a critical stage in creating a positive image with candidates. This is part of the sell and employer branding. We monitor the interaction of all parties providing critical feedback to our clients. It is critical that all parties feel equally professionally treated with a through opportunity to present themselves.
The process is almost complete and a very short target list exists. We assist our clients in structuring an offer to attract the ideal candidate. We have worked to obtain the trust of all parties. It is not unusual for candidates to confide their concerns with us allowing us to be proactive on your behalf. This is part of the JKL sell process, a critical component to a successful placement.
The stage between offer and acceptance can be full of surprises. We work with the successful candidate on transitioning both his work and family life to your Company. We make it a point to understand the hot buttons of the ideal candidate. We are facilitators of this function minimizing the risk of a counteroffer or other impediments.
The first 100 days are always critical. We work with our clients to create an atmosphere and stage for the successful candidate to flourish. JKL guarantees all its executive recruiting placements for one year.