Excellent and sustainable hire of the best executives is implemented through pronounced market and industry knowledge, a network of contacts developed over years, as well as years of experience with and a tested system in the search technique for the best executives. This permits the consultants of BludauPartners to win over the best available leadership characters within the shortest amount of time and to thereby secure a crucial competitive advantage for the client. For correctly filling a position decides between the success or failure of a company.
BludauPartners offers prompt and tailor-made hiring using the following Executive Search process.
01 | BRIEFING
The consultants of BludauPartners acquire an extensive understanding of the company with the client with regard to the corporate culture, the strategic orientation, the organisational integration, and the desired management skills. The focus on the fundamental framework parameters allows the vacant positions to be accurately filled. In addition, the BludauPartners consultants responsible generate a relevant competence and requirements profile, which is precisely tailored to the client’s needs and is then finally released on the market by the client. Moreover, BludauPartners defines a target company list, which includes companies in which the identification and initial contacting of potential candidates will be implemented.
02 | IDENTIFICATION AND CONTACT
Finding and motivating the best
In the Executive Search process, the relevant candidates are identified via all available search channels. A significant channel for this is the contacts network held by the BludauPartners consultants, constructed over years in the focus industries. A built-up basis of trust allows great access to the candidates.
Thanks to years of experience, the consultants of BludauPartners are capable of motivating the interest of suitable executives in the respective position, even if they are otherwise not keen to transfer, through a professional presentation of the company, the vacant position, the description of the opportunities and challenges, as well as information regarding the corporate culture. In this context, the BludauPartners consultants position themselves as an objective party cable of providinga credible recommendation of the respective company.
03 | TELEPHONE INTERVIEW
VERIFYING PROFESSIONAL APTITUDE
In the course of a telephone interview, the preliinary specialist and technical requirements and those critical to success are discussed with the potential candidates and assessed. Within this discussion the questions are precisely aligned with the requirements defined by the client (KPIs). In addition, fundamental questions, needs and expectations of the candidate concerning the vacant position are also clarified. At the end, we also collect our candidates’ documents and references in order to have an adequate informational basis for the personal interviews.
04 | PERSONAL INTERVIEW
Recognising the motives
After the telephone interview and an analysis of the CV and documentation, the candidates are invited to a personal interview by the BludauPartners consultants. The candidates' actual willingness to switch positions, the motives, the demands and expectations are discussed in detail in this exchange and it is then jointly decided if the candidate will be integrated into the application process. Following that, a reference-check is conducted by the BludauPartners consultants, with open as well as blind references from the last 3-5 years being collected.
05 | EXECUTIVE ASSESSMENT REPORT
THE ALLIGNMENT OF THE CANDIDATE’S PERSONALITY AND UNDERSTANDING OF LEADERSHIP WITH THE POTENTIAL CORPORATE CULTURE IS ASSESSED
As an Executive Search at BludauPartners implies made-to-measure work, before a position is filled not only are the candidate's technical skills checked, but – in addition to the telephone and personal interview – the candidate's leadership competences as well as the candidate's cultural compatability with the respective organisation are examined.
Companies thus receive valuable decision-making support concerning which candidates fulfil the respective requirement profile. The executives assessed recognise the opportunities and potential facing them and are fine-tuned to their personal development and are motivated.
In doing so, behavioural questioning techniques which highlight the decisions and actions of a candidate in different critical situations are foregrounded. Through further Executive Assessment modules, the candidate's personality is evaluated, expanding their professional and technical skills regarding their attitude and values. Finally, the results are summarised into an Executive Assessment Report.
06 | SUPPORT RIGHT UP TO HIRE
SUPPORT FOR THE FINAL CONCLUSION
After the selection of a suitable candidate, the BludauPartners consultants professionally moderate the final process, accompanying the candidate to the presentation if desired. The BludauPartners consultants thus have great influence on the candidate's decision, as they are present at the interview themselves. In this way they can reflect on the entire process and the conversations held together with the candidates, as well as work out a joint decision.
The experts of BludauPartners and their specialist knowledge are also available to the candidates and clients in the subsequent demanding phase of the contract negotiations and can responsibly support the filling of the position due to the bond of trust developed. They sensitively contribute their background knowledge to the dialogue and advise the candidate and client productively and sustainably.
07 | SUPPORT AFTER THE HIRE
A future investment
Subsequently, the candidates are also supported with the integration and any on-going questions by the responsible consultant after the position has been filled, in order to ensure great collaboration that lasts.