The most important asset of any organisation is its people.
Each client is unique, with its own culture, expertise, mission, and
values. Not all professionals are going to fit in with your firm,
however experienced or skillful they are. At Harbridge, our
consultants’ consultants take a consultative and long-term
approach to client relationships. We take no shortcuts to understand
your hiring requirements. We devote patience, time and effort to
learn and listen; to truly understand your business, your people, to
see who fits and whom might not.
Firstly, we will undertake detailed discussions with you about your requirements. We look at
your hiring budget, the characteristics, personalities, team fits, soft skills, skill-sets and experience
required and then the timelines for delivering long and shortlists. We advise and manage
expectations if our professional experience, knowledge, and opinions lead us to think something
is not realistic or not obtainable.
Secondly, based on our experience of the market and previous successful mandates, we will agree and document
parameters and search methodologies, drawing on our extensive internal mappings, research and proprietary
information before reaching out to our networks and existing contacts to draw up a thorough long-list of target
prospects, before narrowing this list down to a select few and relevant shortlist of candidates for you to meet.
Based on our research and shortlists, we will discreetly interview candidates and constantly seek your opinions
and thoughts on each of them. Our actions are guided only by our clients’ best interests, the nature of the role and
market conditions. To that end, we give candidly honest opinions and are prompt in responding to clients’ feedback.
Thirdly, shortlisted applicants are assessed against the specifications of the role and their cultural fit
with the client before the second-round interviewing process begins directly with the clients.
Throughout the process, we, as a client-oriented corporation offer market intelligence and honest
guidance, but the ultimate decision is always yours, our client. Once an offer has been made our
consultants will be able to participate in offer negotiations. We will make ourselves available to you,
in every possible way, to help with the integration and onboarding process and retain a respectful
but non-intrusive interest in the executives we have helped place; long after they have taken up their
new positions (as part of our post-placement follow-up).
For more information on our executive and talent search services, please contact us.