In this meeting, we will discuss your company in detail, from your past, present as well as the future. We also will discuss the responsibilities of the position including the essential requirements, experience and technical competencies required to perform in the position. Soft skills are also an essential ingredient to the right hire so we devote additional time to better understand who you are and what type of people integrate easily.
We will discuss the qualities of the ideal candidate including their educational background, experience, relationships in the industry, interpersonal skills and functional competencies. Our team is connected better than anyone else and we have the technology and tools to reach out to high caliber passive candidates that meet your criteria quickly. The sooner we can begin dialogue with prospective candidates the sooner we schedule interviews and the sooner the position is filled with the right hire.
Our team will create an internal pitch deck that will allow our research and recruitment team to effectively present your company and the position with passion and excitement. Like in any project, the critical work is done on the front end and that holds true in our ability to identify and attract the right talent to your company. It all begins with our preparation. We use every possible source available to identify talent. It has been our experience that 90% of all high caliber candidates are recruited via a well-rehearsed telephone presentation and discussion followed by an in-person meeting with the candidate.
In this busy world, we utilize every tool available to make contact with potential candidates and referral sources. We take a very deliberate approach in our voice mail messages, email and text messaging to open dialogue. When presenting the opportunity, our approach is to first connect and create a platform where the candidate feels comfortable and begins to trust that Vitality is looking for the right fit for both parties. Our series of questions build a story and gently open the dialogue for meaningful discussions around purpose, passion and vision. The goal is to determine if there is alignment or not and then jointly determine if the opportunity you have to offer matches the aspirations and needs of the candidate. When we find that match of pure intentions and a match of qualifications, experience and desires is when we know we have potentially a viable candidate for the position.
Once we determine a proper match, we then take a deeper dive into the candidate’s qualifications, experience, technical abilities and interpersonal competencies. We confirm their educational background and experiences, leadership skills and leadership roles in all areas of their life, behavioral characteristics, unique skills or interests that make them stand out and add additional value and depth to a team and much more. We also reach out to references to ensure that they are who they say they are and look for both gaps and missing information and attributes that you would want to know as an employer.
Once our short list is complete, we will reach out to you and your hiring team to discuss the short list or in some cases present each candidate as they surface. It is not always possible to develop short list in this scarce market so we try to expedite the process as much as possible allowing you every opportunity and a timing advantage in this process. We will provide a detailed overview of the candidate’s experience, project experience, responsibilities, accountabilities, accomplishments, educational background and any other relevant information related to their candidacy that will allow you to see beyond simply a resume or LinkedIn profile.
Serving in an objective capacity, we will be as involved in the selection process as you like. It is entirely up to you. We do however suggest keeping Vitality involved to allow for us to share our insight and experience related to strategies to improve the process, prepare for any unforeseen challenges such as other job offers or interviews or any other reluctance from the candidates and so we are aligned and informed to work together towards the common goal.
The period of time between offer acceptance and the candidates actual start date is critical. Together, we develop and implement a transition strategy that will help facilitate for the candidate a smooth transition from their present environment into your organization. We follow up with both the candidate as well as your team at regular intervals to check on performance and fit. This continuing bond with candidates and clients is one of the reasons that more than seventy-eight percent of our assignments are repeat engagements for existing clients.