24 Steps in the Placement Process

  • Coordinate the job description.
  • Interview hiring manager for clarification of real needs.
  • Research to locate logical talent pool.
  • Check existing database for leads.
  • Source to narrow research results.
  • Recruit.
  • Qualify candidates by initial telephone interviews against the necessary job essentials.
  • Sift the potential finalists from the window shoppers and under-qualified.
  • Perform in-depth interviews with potential finalists.
  • Reference check performance with former supervisors and colleagues.
  • Check and verify candidate's credentials.
  • Test, rank and evaluate chosen nominees.
  • Arrange and coordinate interviewing schedule.
  • Prepare and counsel nominees for interviews by spelling out company heads, culture, organizational fit, hiring authority personality, etc.
  • Prepare client for interviews by providing full pre-interview information as well as results of reference and credential checks.
  • Debrief candidates after each interview, answering unanswered questions, etc.
  • Debrief client hiring authority after each interview, assessing strengths, weaknesses, incompatibilities, etc.
  • Coordinate with hiring manager on possible offers to be made and set the stage for acceptance.
  • Participate with company in providing necessary information required for negotiating an acceptable offer.
  • Reconcile any differences with successful candidate to smooth way for offer acceptance.
  • Arrange with Realtors, Chambers of Commerce, relocation consultants, moving companies, etc. to assure that candidate (and spouse) is aware of details in new location.
  • Assist successful candidate in cleanly terminating current position.
  • Work with spouse placement (if necessary).
  • Follow-up after placement to assure new employee integration.