Executive Search

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What is Executive Search Recruitment?

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Executive Search focuses on finding and placing executive/senior leadership in key positions (up to Board level) usually with a growth, change or transformation agenda. It requires a tailored and professional approach across a very specific network of relevant talent. Search incorporates an in-depth, targeted approach utilising specialist and innovative technologies and expertise to source and engage talent that can deliver on the strategic objectives and needs of the business. Executive Search will usually incorporate some form of Psychometric or behavioural psychologist assessment within the process or prior to an offer.

Why use Executive Search?

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Executive Search is best used where a business needs a specialist and professional service that will guarantee the delivery of a suitable hire for the position required. It is often used where a business critical hire is needed usually at a senior leadership or board level. It can be used to embed an operationally efficient and highly professional process that reduces commercial downtime of your existing leadership or can be used to keep a particular senior leadership hire confidential.

Some organisations will also move to Search where the traditional contingent recruitment methods have failed to produce a suitable candidate, however this is not recommended as often candidates can be put off by a poor inefficient process. Typically you would use an Executive Search campaign where the position is both a senior leadership role and would be classified as a 'business critical' hire from a technical, specialist or experience perspective. Equally it can be used where you wish to attract talent that sits outside of your traditional industry networks or specialisms.

What's the difference between Executive Search and Headhunting?

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Typically Recruitment forms the broader and most common classification around hiring talent and is typically associated with low to senior level contingency hiring; paying for the service only once a suitable applicant is hired and starts. Headhunting is the term used for proactively mapping, selecting and approaching potential talent in a way that engages and appeals to their interest and opens them up to further conversations. Executive Search is the holistic term that incorporates a full workflow of systems, technology, expertise, networks and information to provide a highly powerful, targeted and professional service and talent experience that is reflective of the hiring business, it's people, culture , values and purpose. Executive Search will also involve a contractual appointment of a professional Search business and the relevant partner/consultant who is best placed to source and deliver on the job or role brief. Typically this is managed exclusively and through a retained structure where you pay for the services you require up front.

What types of Executive Search services do you offer?

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We offer various Executive Search solutions to meet the needs and budgets of our clients. These include traditional Retained Search for single permanent and/or interim appointments; Chief, Director, Specialist, project-based search for scaling or building leadership for Projects, Change or Transformation requirements and finally Team Search which is useful for business that are required to scale at pace.

What industries do you specialise in?

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We have expertise in various industries, including technology, finance, healthcare, energy, retail, and more. We can tailor our approach to your specific sector and its unique challenges.

What's your typical search process?

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Our process starts with gathering the information we require. This includes understanding your company culture, strategy, vision, purpose, needs, and desired candidate profile. We need to understand what is great, good and not so good about your business. Where you can improve and what you do great. We want to know how you support and develop your people and the aspects of your business that will appeal and attract world class talent to want to join you. We will want to get to know you and everything about the opportunity we will present to potential hires. We then employ a combination of research methodologies, networking, innovative search technologies and targeted outreach to identify and contact potential candidates. We then spend time getting to understand them before presenting the opportunity to attract and engage their interest. Through subsequent meetings and calls we then build a rapport and understanding to enable us to assess all potential candidates before moving to a shortlist of suitably qualified individuals. We then present these back to you with some commentary usually in person or virtually with a view to setting up initial discussions/meetings/interviews. We manage the process from inception to offer, start date and beyond ensuring you have the right information you need at every stage of the process.

What are your fees?

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Our fees vary depending on the scope of the search, client type (Seed start up, series funded, VC/PE Backed, SME, National, Global, Not for Profit/Charity etc) and the level of the position. We offer transparent and competitive fixed price and % margin fee structures/pricing (Typically 20% to 30%) and payments that can be structured to meet the needs of your business.

How can I be considered for an Executive Search position?

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We encourage you to contact us directly initially for an informal discussion. If happy we would register your profile on our website and provide you with some helpful advice to maximize your visibility to the wider market. We actively search for top talent in various sectors and may have something to discuss immediately or could reach out to you directly if your profile aligns with an open position in the future.

How do I get started?

For more information about our recruitment opportunities, visit us at careers.wearedisrupt.co.uk. If you need help or advice regarding you career, feel free to reach us at recruitment@wearedisrupt.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44118 3042 855

What should I expect during the Executive Search process?

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The process can in some cases take several months to complete or could move very quickly so ensure you communicate the timelines you are working to and prepare to offer some flexibility. You can expect to receive clear and constructive feedback throughout the process and prepare to be open and transparent about all aspects of your career or personal life/attributes that are important. You can expect to be supported and provided with lots of insight and advice at every stage. You can expect regular phone calls, video and face to face meetings both with your Search Consultant and various client contacts. You may be asked to be available outside of core working hours, travel anywhere in the UK or Globally to attend key meetings/interviews. You should also be prepared to put in the time needed to prepare for every interview stage. Sometimes this will include presentations and/or meetings with Psychometric profilers and/or Behavioural Psychologists. Throughout the entire process we will ensure you are supported at every stage and will be available and accessible outside of core working hours.

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