Frequently asked questions
What is top-level executive search?
Top-level executive search includes the search for CEO and other C-level positions. The top-level executive search does not include the level of heads of department, so in general terms these are departmental executive level roles as well as company manager positions, i.e. first and second level positions in medium-sized and large companies.
How should I prepare for the executive search?
The preparation of an executive search project starts with a detailed definition of the need and ends with a predefined structure of steps for the executive search project. Executive search, whether carried out directly by an employer’s representative or by an executive search company, must have a dedicated project manager. It is a big mistake to assign this task to a position that also carries out other HR tasks. This does not ensure sufficient concentration, and a project at the strategic level, such as the search for executives, requires full concentration.
Does the executive search need to be carried out by a specialised executive search company?
An executive search company or a recruitment company providing an executive search service can provide the same quality of service. It is essential that the recruitment company has a steady workload of executive search projects and is able to improve its practical knowledge of managing executive search projects on a daily basis. Top-level executive search accounts for at least 40% of all our recruitment projects, so we have a consistent and specialised focus on executive search
How to attract top executives to participate in the selection process?
Executive search requires a well-developed value proposition, as executive search activity is particularly low. Before recruiting executives, we always analyse the market of competing employers and work with the client to develop the best possible value proposition that is both competitive and interesting. The value proposition must include not only tangible values, but also career prospects, challenges ahead, prestige and recognition