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We Support Your Search
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Customized Strategy Candidate Profiles Position Development Proven Results

Step-By-Step Guide to the CFS Process

We apply our proven process to a customized search plan developed with the goal of recruiting the industry’s top talent. Please review each step’s associated documents using a dummy corporation called ACME Data Centers (ACDC).

Step 1: Discovery of Search Mandate

Results in Research Thesis, Employer Value Proposition (EVP), Key   Qualifying Criteria (KQC), & Communique.

EVP (Position Profile)

The Employer Value Proposition, or position profile, will serve as the main tool for sharing all details about your company’s opportunity.

Customized EVP Webpages

Our team will then take the EVP and create a webpage version. This enables us to share a link vs. an attached document with qualified candidates.

In Addition
  • We will work with the hiring team to develop a list of Key Qualifying Criteria (KQC) to evaluate the candidate on.

 

  • We will develop an outreach campaign and share the initial outreach message or “Communique” and the target audience. If multiple target audiences are identified, then we will develop multiple campaigns to conduct additional outreaches.
Step 2: Research of Candidates

Succinct target audience customized for each client’s unique EVP.

Target Audience

The target audience will be identified and our team will begin to create multiple outreach audiences based on client needs.

In Addition
  • We will begin to construct the first draft of the Communique, or outreach campaign for your review.
Step 3: Execution of Strategy

Communique campaign to share EVP with target audience(s).

Execution of Communique Campaign

After agreeing upon a target audience and ideal launch message, we will then execute our initial outreach using our proprietary TRM.

In Addition
  • We closely monitor the activity of candidates accessing the campaign and EVP webpage link. We are able to share these specific numbers.
  • We will also begin to develop the second campaign and send one week after the initial outreach. We also use LinkedIn to send InMail to candidates who may have incorrect contact information, in an effort to not let anyone “slip through the cracks.”
Step 4: Qualifying Candidates

Situation & Interest and KQC of appropriate candidates.

Situation & Interest Calls

Initially qualified candidates will be screened on their Situation & Interest. This will consist of a 30-minute audio call with Andy or by sending a digital questionnaire to collect their responses.

Key Qualifying Criteria Calls

KQC Calls require a video call with Andy and video calls with the leading hiring authority. During the video call, we will both dive into specifics surrounding the position and the candidate’s experiences.

In Addition
  • We will debrief our client after each call and record notes in developing candidate profiles.
Step 5: Recommend Candidates to Client

Long list of 6+ qualified & motivated candidate profiles presented.

Developed Candidate Profiles

The Candidate Profile is a tool that CFS will create for the hiring authority and others involved in the hiring process. The profiles are an organized way to provide a detailed overview of each candidate, along with notes from the S&I and KQC calls.

In Addition
  • We will discuss in detail the conversations had with each candidate and further narrow down the candidate pool.
Step 6: Interview Candidates

Calls and in-person logistics coordination and debriefs.

Candidate Matrix

During the hiring team’s interview stage, Andy and the direct hiring authority will organize additional interviews with other key members of the client company’s leadership team and members of the client company’s board. The candidate matrix serves as a tool to organize the notes and rank the candidates for each interview.

In Addition
  • We will help schedule leadership team interviews and board interviews with each candidate.

 

  • We will debrief with each candidate after every interview.
Step 7: Closure and Offer

Identification of finalist(s), compensation detail review, offer strategy, extend offer, references & background checks.

Identification of Finalists

After all interviews are completed, we will identify the strongest candidates and proceed by conducting compensation conversations with those candidates.

References & Background Check

We will conduct reference checks and background checks as needed for identified candidates.

In Addition
  • We will work with the hiring team to develop a list of Key Qualifying Criteria (KQC) to evaluate the candidate on.

 

  • We will develop an outreach campaign and share the initial outreach message or “Communique” and the target audience. If multiple target audiences are identified, then we will develop multiple campaigns to conduct additional outreaches.
Step 8: Placement Complete

Negotiations, acceptance of terms, contract reviews, resignation &  counter offer management, start date determined, onboarding.

Placement Press Release Email

Once the candidate has begun the position, we will work with the client company’s marketing department to develop and share a press release announcing the hire, and ultimately promoting the client company.

In Addition
  • We will work with the hiring team to develop a list of Key Qualifying Criteria (KQC) to evaluate the candidate on.

 

  • We will develop an outreach campaign and share the initial outreach message or “Communique” and the target audience. If multiple target audiences are identified, then we will develop multiple campaigns to conduct additional outreaches.

CFS Document Examples

Every document, message, and marketing piece is customized to include your company’s information and job specifications. Please review the documents below to see examples of our work using a dummy corporation called ACME Data Centers (ACDC).

Comprehensive Position Profiles
Customized EVP Webpages
Developed Candidate Profiles
Board-Approved Candidate Matrix

Additional CFS Services Include:

  • Client Discovery Exercises
  • Interview Coordination
  • Compensation Worksheet
  • Weekly Client Reports
  • Candidate Debriefing
  • “Light” Search Mandate
  • Multi-candidate Mandates
  • International Search Mandates
  • Market Compensation Studies
  • Market Research
  • Talent Acquisition Consulting