Affinity People Solutions works to provide structure to successfully work with our clients on contingent searches. The nine steps below describe our process for a search. This system helps to ensure that we have the correct focus for locating a highly skilled candidate for each search.
The Nine Steps
We move in a logical sequence. Based on the specific requirement, some steps can be performed simultaneously.
Step One: Assess Client Needs
We confer with the primary client contact to assess the position-specific skill set, preferred experience and position functions. We also speak with members of the client "interview team" to capture the intangible elements and to confirm expectations.
Step Two: Review Position Spec
We review the job description based on function, corporate culture and critical elements desired.
Step Three: Define Search Universe
We identify and target likely areas to locate an individual. These may include competitors, similar environments and vendors.
Step Four: Recruit and Qualify Candidates
We begin the active phase of the search and contact the targets and referrals to locate appropriate individuals. We interview the most promising people.
Step Five: Present Search Results
We review the results with the Client to analyze industry trends, talent pool, and best candidates interviewed.
Step Six: Interview Select Candidates
We arrange client company interviews with the approved candidates. Candidates move forward in process to second and third interviews.
Step Seven: Check References
We talk with people who are working or have worked with the finalist to ascertain skills and successes as well as areas of concern.
Step Eight: Present Offer Package
We help the client prepare an offer that will be accepted. We clear away issues and suggest timing for immediate acceptance.
Step Nine: Consult During Transition
We talk the candidate through the resignation period. We set expectations for the resignation meeting and coach the candidate on writing the resignation letter.
Our search process offers the client significant advantages over other methods of attracting talented people. As experienced professionals, we represent our clients in the most consistent and dignified manner from the initial contact to the final offer and acceptance.