Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?
We have had several candidates respond to us saying that they believe our position summaries are well done and stand out from other firms which is great! We also had a client (Chief Commercial Officer of a digital health company) share the position summary with his C-suite (CEO included) as an attachment to an email because he was so impressed. His email to the C-suite said: "Just an FYI. These are the position descriptions our retained search firm is using for the VP Sales roles.
So far, in their research phase, they have identified over 400 potential candidates for each region based on the upfront work we have done with them identifying firms they, and we see as targets. I'm pleased with the progress and look forward to candidate flow beginning in earnest later in January. As is always the case with top-shelf retained search firms, they will be talking about our company to more individuals in the marketplace over the next few weeks than the rest of our company combined.
They have prepared for the task exceptionally well through multiple calls with me and reviewing a broad range of documents. This is why picking the right search firm is critical. These people get us, and I'm proud to have them represent us."
How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?
Workflow has been effective. We are able to communicate mostly through email but have been setting up calls where needed.
What did you find most impressive about this company?
Their professionalism and turn around time impressed us. They as the right questions to make sure we get the product we want.
Are there any areas for improvement?
the only thing to date that we've noticed is attention to detail could be improved within the documents they're creating for us, and they have taken the feedback well and have improved in this area.