Before undertaking a search assignment, we meet in person with your management to conduct an extensive and thorough consultation. This enables us to determine your requirements and specifications, as well as achieve an in-depth understanding of your organisational relationships and culture. We totally believe that identifying all qualities and characteristics are critical to the candidate's success.
After our meeting we will prepare a comprehensive information pack that features company background, responsibilities of the position, qualifications and background required of the candidate, criteria for success, and individual growth potential.
We apply both in-box and out-box thinking to create original, customised research, identifying sources for which we develop a target list of organisations where qualified candidates are likely to be found. An extensive target list of potential candidates is collected through our personal networks, databases of individuals, organisations and other trusted sources.
Candidate Identification, Evaluation and Interview
At this phase, we start calling our sources and prospects before sending potential candidates the information pack. Candidates are contacted firstly by our senior researchers through a telephone interview to qualify; this will be followed by a face-to-face meeting with the Simmonds International consultant to further assess suitability.
Presentation of Candidates
We will present a shortlist of three to four candidates, with a personal profile on each candidate covering qualifications, experience and critical relevant achievements and make our recommendations in respect of each candidate, including our assessment of how they meet the requirements of the position, and any potential downside risks.
Candidate & Client Interviews
We arrange meetings between the client and the candidate including all travel details. We maintain contact with both parties after the interview for feedback.
Reference Checking & Psychometric Testing
Once the final candidate is selected and with the candidate's permission, we conduct reference checking. We also have in-house expertise in use of psychometric tools such as MBTI, Firo-B and OPQ – aids to selection, assessment and development programmes.
Once you have decided that an offer should be made to the preferred candidate, we can play an important role by bringing the two parties together. Our expertise includes assisting both you and the candidate and providing advice and consultancy to you in order to enhance the effectiveness of your offer.
Staying In Touch
With the successful candidate in place, we will stay in touch with both parties to maintain a smooth transition.