OUR LEANSIX™ SEARCH PROCESS FOR SEARCH ENGAGEMENTS
Honed over more than twenty years of executive recruiting in the procurement and supply chain space, VerticalReach follows a strategic recruitment methodology for dedicated search engagements based on the five laws of Lean Six Sigma, which drive increased Quality, Flexibility, Focus, Velocity and reduced Complexity.
1PRE-SEARCH INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
Conduct hiring manager and HR briefings to gain a 360 understanding of the employment brand, internal interactions, position requirements and KPIs.
Lean Impact: Capturing the “voice of the customer” and codifying fact-based selection criteria beyond the job description, drives Quality and aids communication and assessment by hiring authorities.
2DEFINE AND ALIGN STRATEGY AND PROCESS
Develop multi-channel research and sourcing strategy; clarify expectations regarding the process, messaging, conflicts, offer, closing and on-boarding.
Lean Impact: Improved sourcing strategy, establishing mutual process expectations and data sharing eliminates duplicated effort and increases Velocity of time-to-fill.
3CONDUCT THE SEARCH
Source, screen, interview, present and facilitate scheduling; debrief client and candidate following each significant interaction and process milestone.
Lean Impact: Prompt feedback after each hiring event enables continual improvement, supports Flexibility and reduces Complexity of sourcing and candidate management activities.
4COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION FOR CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT
Continual firm-client collaboration to improve processes, refine selection criteria and remove obstacles during the engagement.
Lean Impact: Frequent and actionable communication promotes process optimization and aids Focus and Velocity while also reducing variance.
5SELECTION AND OFFER
Client conducts in-person interviews and selects finalist candidate(s); VerticalReach collaborates with client through a pre-determined process to facilitate referencing, offer and resignation counseling.
Lean Impact: Having a pre-determined offer process, which includes facilitating client and candidate expectations ahead of time, reduces Complexity and promotes candidate and hiring authority satisfaction.
6ON-BOARDING AND FOLLOW-UP
VerticalReach periodically follows-up with placement and client to gauge assimilation.
Lean Impact: Improved Quality of hire and post-search feedback assists with on-boarding, assimilation, hiring manager satisfaction and organizational excellence which aids TCO and ROI.
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