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Sub Action: CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT

"Research is the true domain of Retained Search"

  1. Research
    1. Original
    2. Deep & wide Focus on passive candidates
  2. Sourcing
    1. What sources does client envision?
    2. Other feasible sources?
    3. Multiple paths for developing candidates – fish from many pools
  3. Candidate Input Checklist
    1. Approved authorization - background review
    2. References list
  4. Key Issues/Questions
    1. 20 - 25 Key Questions
    2. Mandatory questions to protect client
  5. Understand target compensation structure:
    1. Base compensation
    2. Benefits
    3. Perquisites
    4. Bonus structure, criteria
    5. Stock/equity options
    6. Starting bonus (lost bonus and/or stock opportunities)
  6. Candidate Due Diligence Process
    1. Due Diligence - Public Records
    2. Criminal Background Check (State, Federal)
    3. Credit History
    4. Educational Verification
    5. Employment Verification
    6. Medical Review
    7. Sex Offender Review
    8. Industrial Psychologist
    9. Professional Review (licensing, disciplinary history)
    10. Due Diligence - Extreme Depth (custom/on-demand)
    11. Referencing
    12. What does Client want to know?
    13. Note - Follow Through /Thanks
  7. Candidate Attraction Process
    1. Attraction:
      1. Continuous from first contact
      2. Position/Opportunity
      3. People Team/Client Company
      4. City/Area Attraction
    2. Hiring Process:
      1. Offer Development
      2. Offer Letter Draft
      3. Final issues
      4. Acceptance
    3. Infusion
      1. Track through transition from current role
      2. Stay tuned through infusion process
    4. Diversity
    5. Trade Associations
    6. Competitors