Our search process is drawn from the best practices across the globe. The methodology ensures consistency as well as required flexibility and innovation.

The broad steps involved in the process are:

Detailed client meeting and job profiling – comprising of defining the role, skill set analysis, special values/psychological requirements, corporate culture, personality fitment etc.

Drafting of a comprehensive search strategy with client’s involvement covering expected sourcing grounds, benchmark profiles along with laying out of timelines for completing various steps

A 3-tier mapping of the search depending on position and client need

Drawing up the long list, in consultation with client

First level screening and reference checks by EA and assessment based on records and involving personal interactions

Organizing meetings of most relevant shortlisted candidates with the client

Performance checks of short-listed candidates in all spheres of his current existence (peers, seniors, subordinates, competitors)

Psychometric Assessment reports of the shortlisted candidates

Package negotiation according to the industry benchmarks and skill sets

Partnership with the client and candidate begins: helping the candidate get settled, constant check on his performance and client’s satisfaction.

In case of any problems/crisis post hiring, EA is available with back-up measures and sometimes it means immediately delving into its rich and ready database.

Finally — and this is unique among search firms — we conduct a detailed Client and Candidate Feedback survey (CSS) after every search assignment where we seek from our clients and candidates placed in order identifying any issues from which we can learn in order to improve the quality of our service in the future.

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