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Our Search Process - S. D. Kelly & Associates

S.D. Kelly & Associates

• We initiate the search process by gaining an in-depth understanding of our client's products or services, market focus, competition and corporate culture.

• We work closely with them to define a realistic candidate profile and competitive compensation package.

• To begin our recruiting efforts we utilize our proprietary database and extensive network of industry professionals to identify target sources and new potential candidates. Research Assistants on staff utilize various directories (CorpTech, Hoovers) and web-based search engines to identify additional target companies and candidates.

• We then screen these individuals by utilizing a customized and comprehensive core competency methodology designed by our company to meet the specific candidate profile desired by our client.

• Whenever possible, this core competency evaluation is conducted in person; however, our expertise and long term experience in utilizing this methodology enables us to perform this evaluation by phone or videoconferencing if necessary.

• Through these in-depth discussions we not only qualify candidates, but also stimulate their interest in the client company and the specific position.

• In addition, we use proprietary assessment tools to determine the form/fit with our client's corporate culture.

• Only those candidates who meet the expectations of our client are presented for consideration.

• During the search, we assist our client in arranging interviews, conduct reference checks and provide follow-up information after each phase of the hiring process.

• We maintain very close communication with our client, keeping them informed of all the pertinent information that will lead to an appropriate hiring decision.

• When our client is prepared to make an offer, we assist in critical employment negotiations and strive to secure closure.

• Once an offer has been accepted, we work closely with the client and candidate to address the issues of counteroffer.

• Close communication is maintained with the candidate and client until employment commences.