Weeks One and Two: We meet with staff and selected Board members on as many days as necessary. We then fine-tune the job description and candidate profile, and prepare any necessary advertisements for publication. Within the first two weeks, we will also schedule a strategic planning meeting to finalize the specifics of the search.
Week Three: We assemble a list of culturally compatible organizations and specific people to target within each organization, and begin to contact select individuals.
Weeks Four and Five: We telephone-screen specific people from
this target group and from our current database. We also respond
to candidate inquiries from the advertisements and arrange in-person interviews with all prospective candidates.
Weeks Six, Seven, and Eight: We conduct in-person interviews with a minimum of three potential candidates per day.
Weeks Nine and Ten: The President of The Search Counsel meets with two or three pre-screened potential candidates per day.
Week Ten: Before the close of week ten, we are prepared to discuss three to five finalists with our clients.