Eileen Finn & Associates identifies a slate of qualified candidates who possess the professional skills and the personal attributes that best fit the client’s culture. As part of our vetting process, we assess multiple characteristics that define our client’s culture.
We diligently follow the marketplace to identify the companies that provide the best talent in a specific function or sector. In addition, we track changes within the Human Resources function including emerging skills, compensation and global rewards trends and corporate cultures. We know where to find outstanding talent.
Before our first meeting with you, we have already researched your company, your management team and benchmarked compensation within your market. We then create the search strategy and a list of key sources who will be contacted during the search.
At our initial meeting, we gain perspective on your current business environment, leadership team, culture, skills required and history behind the search. We focus on what will make our search successful which includes confirming the candidate profile, their experience and the right culture fit.
One of our firm’s strengths is our ability to grasp the complexities of the organization, the cultural nuances, and the skills, background and personality that will result in the right fit. This requires an in-depth understanding of the core competencies needed for the position.
Before beginning the search, we prepare and present to the client our Core Competency Inventory, which we use as a roadmap during interviews to point us toward the successful candidate. We also work with our clients to facilitate formal behavioral testing or assessment tools if required.
We understand that by taking on the search, we have become your advocate in the marketplace – and must represent the company and the opportunity as if we were members of your senior management team.
At the same time, because of our extensive connections throughout the candidate marketplace, we bring you valuable feedback about the markets and perceptions surrounding your company. Our clients depend on us for our objective advice, trusting that we will provide a straightforward, confidential assessment of the competitive landscape.
The thorough research we perform to identify a full list of sources, target companies and potential candidates, draws on our extensive knowledge of the marketplace and our understanding of your unique company and culture. We only present those candidates who have the right background and experience, are in sync with your corporate culture and strategy and will make major contributions to your business.
We maintain close contact with both the client and candidates throughout the search process. We strive to answer all your questions about the candidate’s experience, track record and the fit to your company. Our continuous communication with the candidates during the search process avoids last minute surprises.
During the course of the search, we complete references and, frequently, conduct additional follow-up interviews. Because of the strong relationships we build with our clients and candidates throughout the search, final negotiations are a team effort.
On-boarding begins with regular communication before the candidate starts. We recommend an on-boarding plan that can include our executive coaching services at the client’s request.