This is another step in the Executive Search process that needs to be defined prior to choosing a firm as it can vary. With our firm, once the client or appointing authority has made a selection of a candidate, we as the Executive Search firm serve as the liaison between the candidate and the client to assist them with negotiating a contract or terms of employment. Details discussed include salary and benefits, starting date, etc. Of course it sometimes happens that the selected candidate declines the position or has received another offer that they accepted. In these cases, we need to know if the appointing authority is comfortable with candidate number two.
We continue to keep all parties informed at the end of the process and offer to assist with any concerns during the first year of employment. We will conduct another search if the candidate selected through our efforts leaves before a full year of service for no additional fee, just expenses. We also offer the services of goal setting with the new candidate and the appointing authority to establish performance measurements for the first year of employment. For more information on goal setting tips or anything else mentioned in this series of posts, please Contact Us.