Leadership is an intangible and often elusive quality that has not been successfully quantified by career consultants or organizational development mavens but plays a critical role in ensuring the continued growth, operational innovation capability and perpetuated brand advocacy of a company. Many businesses make the mistake of hiring individuals who by temperament are ‘managers’ to take on the mantle of leadership in senior executive positions. They may excel at pin-pointing process flow inefficiencies and balancing inventories but unfortunately the talent asset of a business must be inspired to be activated and optimally leveraged.
Allow Staffopedia to intervene on your behalf with a specialized contingent of executive search consultants and head hunters to perform discerning searches and shortlist the most promising compilation of otherwise ‘invisible’ talent for competent leadership of your venture.
INSIDER’S KNOWLEDGE WITH PAN INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS:
Staffopeda head hunters are predictable in generating desired results because they understand the mandates of senior executive leadership having served in similar roles for decades. We possess true insider’s knowledge about the competencies, skills and innate characteristics which define an ideal candidate and based on exhaustive investigation of company requirements create blueprints or empathy maps to take stock of the motivations, aspirations and impetuses governing talent capable of affecting deep and positive transformation in the realm of vision, mission and minutiae of the client.
Staffopedia search consultants leverage our pan-industry connections to tap a myriad verticals and domains. We liaise with all the needed touch-points to stay abreast of developments in the ‘invisible job market’ of senior and executive positions and thus can zero in on premium talent in alignment with venture needs, even if the individuals in question are not actively pursuing opportunities.
THE ADVANTAGE OF EMPATHY:
Leadership is a sensitive issue and we maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion when reaching out to premium talent in executive positions. Since our search consultants and head hunters have a track record of C level and functional success, they can actively influence the decision of potential candidates in favour of our clients by pitching designation positives and the benefit of organizational culture fit in familiar terms. Staffopedia takes the whole experience a notch higher by relating to prized talent and creating a mutually beneficial relationship that can be nurtured and cultivated to eventually affect a close under the right circumstances.
We arrange for facilitated end to end hiring of senior and executive level talent with consummate professionalism. Our patented process includes:
As already discussed, Staffopedia search consultants can draw from personal experience and knowledge to create an empathy map for the ideal candidate within the parameters of the position requirement, organizational culture, expected results and remuneration package. This map serves to guide the efforts of our trained head hunters who are well versed with the under-currents, the dynamics and the etiquettes of C level and senior positions and thus do not require extensive briefing.
THOUGHTFULLY VETTED SELECTIONS:
Over and above standard procedure resume analysis and online reputation (clout) investigation, Staffopedia consultants rely on intimacy and meaningful conversations to shortlist ideal prospects. Our search consultants hail from a background prospects can relate to and this opens them up in terms of sharing their willingness to shoulder responsibilities, their expectations from a potential company shift and their skill profile. The candidates who conform to the essence of the empathy map are added to a secure database that is continuously updated with fresh results.
The screening phase entails the use of personality assessment tests and the Staffopedia Executive Talent Index® to cull from the larger pool of candidates, a smaller more focused group of prospects who emerge as winners after several rounds of correspondences and meetings which yield insights about the leadership ability and the alignment with enterprise values and goals of the client.
FINAL INTERVIEW AND ANALYSIS:
Staffopedia search consultants understand that an executive interview is fundamentally different from other recruitment efforts in terms of the balance of power. There is a symbiotic aspect to the potential relationship and this level of hard-won engagement is respected. To this extent, an informal setting with key players of the client team and trusted Staffopedia industry insiders is arranged as per mutual convenience. This is a candid discussion to ensure unequivocal organizational culture and temperament fit. Behavioural analysis is conducted but the process is subtle and concentrates on how well a candidate can navigate challenges within the designated role.
TRUST-RELIANT NEGOTIATION, DEBRIEFING AND HAND-OVER:
The Staffopedia process flow is guaranteed to create momentum in terms of singling out a competent leader and results in a goodwill handshake. Corporate legalese is also handled by our team as we enter into trust-reliant negotiations with the selected talent. We closely adhere to the original mandates set by the client in terms of perks, benefits and remuneration but do possess the experience to take spot decisions to ensure longevity of proposed engagements. The assignment concludes with the formal debriefing and hand-over of responsibilities which may be accompanied by executive coaching. Upon request, Staffopedia also facilitates the selection of a mentoring platform based on extensive interactions with the hired ‘leader’ and an accurate assessment of strengths and weaknesses.