The ZurickDavis Search Process: An Overview
“An unusual business experience.” That's how one client described the CEO search that ZurickDavis conducted for his company's hospital. Why? Because of our people and our process. From beginning to end, he said, ‘'the level of attention to detail, orientation to our needs, conscientiousness...and the ease with which they moved into our space” led to “a wildly successful result”.
When you meet the ZurickDavis team, you'll understand the people part of the equation. As for the process, it's both rigorous and highly customized as we work in harmony with our clients, and then with potential candidates, to achieve the best possible outcome. Here's a summary of the key stages:
Build our relationship
Organizational Assessment and Position Specification
Through in-depth discussions and research, we gain a clear understanding of your organization's culture, vision and mission and the experience, technical skills, personality traits and managerial style required for the position. We work with you to analyze the marketplace and business environment and formulate the search strategy, including milestones and a timetable. We develop an Organizational Assessment and Position Specification for your review and refinement. Learn more.
Promote your opportunity
Candidate Sourcing and Identification
We aggressively promote your opportunity to prospective candidates through the ZD email announcement, a targeted media campaign and our extensive professional networks. We start screening meritorious candidates by phone and we present information on a sample of “benchmark” prospects so that you can provide feedback on your priorities while comparing and contrasting different candidates. We then review with you a “long list” of candidates and determine which are best suited to continue through the next stage of the search. Learn more.
Get between the lines of the resume
We are now ready to evaluate the behavior, personality and leadership style of the remaining candidates to determine how well they will fit within your organization. We conduct rigorous face-to-face interviews and initiate preliminary reference checks in order to develop a “short list” of outstanding candidates. We then provide you with comprehensive feedback on everyone we interviewed and discuss their attributes, skills and experience so that you can decide which candidates you want to interview. Learn more.
Engage the best of the best
Client Interviews and Final Selection
We work with you to plan the interviewing and selection process, including the development of interviewing guidelines and rating forms, and we help arrange and facilitate the interviews. Once finalists are chosen, we conduct comprehensive reference checks and verify credentials. And, when you make your final selection, we assist with the employment offer and transition, including advice on contract terms and compensation, and provide coaching for “on-boarding” the new executive and his or her team. Learn more.
Celebrate our mutual success and continuously improve!
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
We're never complacent about our success or our relationships. We conduct a comprehensive review of each search and use an objective third party surveyor to gather feedback from clients and candidates. This allows us to continuously monitor and improve quality, processes and outcomes. Learn more.