Amrop researchers and consultants assess market availability, use comparative benchmarking and find candidates who not only have the required experience and expertise but are the correct cultural fit with the organization. A senior Amrop partner is involved in every search assignment until its successful completion.
To ensure the effectiveness of multi-country and international search assignments, Amrop leverages the strength of its global network. Typically, a project team comprises consultants from countries where the search is being conducted. They understand both the local and global context in which the search will take place. Consultants with specific industry expertise are also involved. Multi-country assignments are coordinated by a lead consultant who acts as the primary interface with the client.
The context driven process includes:
1. Planning & Insight
Following extensive consultation with the client about needs, our executive search firm develops a comprehensive understanding of the organization, its business goals, culture as well as the specific requirements for the appointment. The reasons why the job is attractive are also carefully analyzed.
The objectives of the assignment are defined and an ideal qualified candidate profile developed. At the same time, Amrop creates communications materials. These describe the opportunity and the firm for potential candidates.
Amrop researchers in local markets around the world conduct background analysis to support the search. Using Amrop’s networked structure, they quickly gain additional insight and perspective to fast-changing markets and candidate wants and needs.
A specific search universe is drawn up and agreed with the client, often calling on the contextual experience and creativity of the consultant. This is a critical step because it defines the direction of the search performed by our executive search firm.
Potential candidates are thoroughly screened, their qualifications are examined and past performance is verified. Motivation and personality are assessed and, where appropriate, strengths and weaknesses are appraised.
Throughout the executive search process, the client is kept informed of progress and findings. A long list of qualified candidates together with brief profiles is usually presented to the client along with recommendations of those who best meet the specifications. Aside from comprehensive candidate reports, market reaction is also constantly feedback to the client.
Candidates who meet the requirements of the Context Brief are brought forward. After each session, feedback is obtained from all parties and interest levels on both sides are carefully monitored.
Both the client and the candidate draw on our vast reservoir of knowledge in market compensation and benefits to discuss and structure a competitive and equitable package.
Where local laws allow, extensive and formal reference checks are undertaken to confirm the qualified candidates’ career achievements.
After a successful candidate has been appointed and begun their assignment, Amrop maintains an ongoing dialogue with both the candidate and the client to ensure a smooth integration into the organization and, at the same time, assure the achievement of performance goals. At this stage, Amrop can also take on the communication of the new appointment to the press and inside the organization, if required.
For over four decades, Amrop has been advising dynamic organizations on identifying Leaders For What's Next - adept at working across borders, in markets around the world. Looking forward, we will continue to expand our ability to access leading knowledge and talent from local markets, working to the very highest standards of global excellence.