The Art of the Search
|Our mission is to help our clients build powerful
management teams by understanding their culture and opportunities.
While each search is unique to itself, there is a basic process
that, when followed and combined with our intuitive skills, will
ensure a successful and timely completion
of the project.
The Art of the Search at BZA SEARCH
BZA SEARCH in Broad Strokes:
- BZA SEARCH conducts in-depth interviews with key members
of the "jury" and other individuals who will interface
with the successful candidate. This "consultative"
approach seeks to develop a partnership with you, our client.
- BZA SEARCH prepares a draft of the specifications which
will become the working documents to develop our mutual understanding
of the responsibilities and requirements of the position.
- Concurrently, research will begin to develop comprehensive
information on target companies and key individuals who will
be contacted as sources, along with individuals from our own
extensive database. BZA SEARCH's tireless research methodology helps
our client-partners build high-performance management teams
by uncovering and attracting highly desirable individuals.
A principal/researcher team stay with a search until completion.
- The BZA SEARCH team will begin contacting individuals
and conducting telephone screens. After initially qualifying
candidates and determining their interest in the position,
in-depth interviews along with initial reference-checking
will be conducted.
- Of the candidates interviewed, only those that are
judged to be well-qualified will be presented to the client
via a written profile that will detail both technical qualifications
and professional experience, as well as our assessment of
the individual's style and "fit" with the client
- After the client reviews the written profiles, if
appropriate we will make all arrangements for interviews between
the client and candidates. If the nature of the search is
such, the identity the client will not be revealed to the
candidate until this time.
- Once the client has selected the candidate that best
fits the organization and the candidate expresses continued
interest in the position, BZA SEARCH will conduct additional detailed
reference checks. Individuals who have worked closely with
the candidates in supervisory, peer and subordinate relationships
will be contacted to give their insights as to style, integrity,
technical qualifications and leadership abilities of the candidates.
- Utilizing our extensive background in compensation
issues, we will work closely with the client to assist them
in structuring a "package" designed to attract the
candidate. BZA SEARCH will also conduct negotiations with the candidate
until an agreement is reached.
- As an added service, we will remain in contact with
the successful candidate and the client in order to assist
with the transition process and cultural adjustment.
- BZA SEARCH has a core value of creating a virtual
office concept to drive our executive search business. Our
on-line information capabilities are always being refined
and taken to the next level of quality. Investment in the
improvement of our "virtual office" environment
is our culture.
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