“Making the right personnel choices is your crucial asset in business – nowhere more so than in executive roles.”
— G. Gloss
What executive search means to us is the art of providing fast, bespoke and expert support in filling key roles in your organisation. Our service is based on a transparent and clearly structured method spanning numerous stages – from agreeing on the search profile together with the customer, to a search process tailored to your specific requirements, followed by the precise selection of the right candidates to a successful signing. Of course we continue to support our clients and candidates in the subsequent integration phase with follow-up interviews.
The Hilltop search process
1. Goal definition
We’ll work with you to prepare a precise search and requirements profile. Then your personal project team will develop a transparent project plan encompassing the entire procedure from start to finish.
Based on the profile of requirements and a precise market and company analysis conducted by your project team, we’ll determine the approaches and the search strategy to be adopted. A list of target companies is drawn up in the next step.
Once suitable candidates have been identified we’ll make initial contact in the way that best suits the candidate’s personality. The right form of approach is often instrumental in the success or failure of the project from the start, which is why this is handled by our own in-house research team.
We take plenty of time getting to know the professional and personal skills of each candidate in a face-to-face interview. The candidates’ availability, interest and, above all, their suitability are all compared against the requirements profile and presented to you in the form of status reports and individual analyses.
Candidates are always presented in the presence of your personal consultant as an impartial moderator. Both our clients and the candidates receive detailed feedback in person afterwards. Naturally we’ll also check candidates’ references for our clients.
6. Coaching and follow-up
The best basis for lasting success is the new executive’s smooth integration into your organisation. We can help to facilitate this process with intensive coaching and/or follow-up interviews on request.
Advantages of our candidate search
- Entrepreneurial, highly results-oriented business model
- Top access to the right candidates thanks to industry-spanning and cross-functional search mechanisms and our network which has been cultivated over many years
- Professional, discreet and suitable candidate approach by our in-house research team
- Individualised search strategies and criteria adapted to each specific mandate
- Use of informative tools and evaluation mechanisms
- Access to an exclusive and continually changing database listing the best executives of tomorrow
- On request we can provide intensive after-care and integration of candidates