Discover unrivaled expertise and personalized service tailored to your unique needs with our search firm.

Our searches are not preordained, and we don’t recycle candidates – we carry out a thorough, exhaustive search for every project

The search is carried out by experienced consultants, not researchers

We are faster – Our time to shortlist is 4-6 weeks, and we can even include a fast track option, allowing the client to interview candidates as and when they are QIA (Qualified, Interested and Assessed)

Our whole process is transparent, all progress is shared with the client on a weekly basis. Not only will they see the shortlist build but we will work together to resteer the search if necessary

Our staged payments are billed on satisfactory completion of milestones

We are agile with commercials and want to reach a commercial arrangement that suits both parties

We WANT the business – Every client is important to us.

We don’t fail – Our commitment is to work with you until we reach a result

SHREKs: They are the biggest search firms in the world, but by no means perfect.

SHREK is an acronym for the biggest search firms: Spencer Stewart, Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds, Egon Zehnder, and Korn Ferry. We have successfully delivered on projects where a SHREK has faltered and have encountered numerous clients dissatisfied with their service.

Their completion rate on searches in 2020 stood at 67% – They are failing on 1/3 of assignments

They often have a black book of contacts and move the same candidates around rather than carrying out a thorough search

The researchers who actually carry the project out, do not have the same experience as the ‘Partner’ or sales person who has pitched for the project

They have a rigid process which is slow – 8 – 12 weeks to shortlist

Although they provide reports and status updates, their work is not fully transparent and a client can be presented with a shortlist that they are not happy with after several months, with no opportunity to re-steer

Their fees are very high and rigid – fixed at one third of first year’s compensation

They invoice on time, not completion of milestones: On commencement, at 30 days, and then again at 60 days

There is no commitment to deliver and the client is billed the full fee regardless

They don’t seem very interested in Salaries below $500,000

Our clients are satisfied that the market has been thoroughly searched, and market intelligence been gathered, they therefore have the evidence and information needed to make an alternative decision about how to proceed.

So, if you are coming up against them, or expect to.
Consider adapting your pitch to position yourself as DIFFERENT from them.

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