Regardless of the delivery model designed for our clients, the three following basic fundamentals are constant throughout the lifecycle of the search.
Understand, consult and collaborate
Listening and understanding takes place from the very first meeting, ensuring that the search process is built upon solid foundations. In addition to producing the standard job and person specifications, Loxwood Moore consults with our clients to ensure we understand the reason for hiring, the job holder’s performance criteria and any challenges or restricting factors relating to the search. We guarantee a full understanding of the business profile and values, the specific position requirements and the desired personality traits of the successful candidate. We align our candidate pitch to our clients’ specific requirements and therefore become an extension of their recruitment function.
Plan and devise the delivery strategy
Following a full understanding of our clients’ business need, gained through collaborative and consultative dialogue, we put in place a detailed service level agreement that includes an achievable strategy with agreed timescales. We consider the geographical requirements and determine whether the target candidate can be found locally, nationally or internationally. We implement a structured process to identify and robustly assess the best candidates the market has to offer who possess the desired skills, knowledge, aptitude and experience.
We engage and evaluate the defined target pool and this results in a qualified shortlist of individuals that meet the entire criteria of the role. We attract a high percentage of our targets to the opportunity by identifying individual’s motivators and selling our customer as the employer of choice. During this selection process we also eliminate those who are not suitable for the position. Every candidate generated against the position mandated will be scrutinised during a competency based interview, as well as a psychometric test if appropriate. At this stage, Loxwood Moore will further sell the opportunity to ensure candidate retention. For the shortlisted candidates, we will then conduct candidate and client interview debriefings prior to offer negotiation. The preferred candidate will receive resignation coaching throughout the process which results in a high success rate for our clients. We conclude our process by on-boarding of the appointed candidate, producing an experience survey with our client and forwarding a formal written report that includes analytical data and a market condition overview.