Our Methodology and Qualifications
Our success and long standing relationships are the result of our:
Specialization: Our partners and principals bring to each search a thorough knowledge of information technology, as well as credible long-term relationships with many IT professionals. During most searches, the very best candidates generally do not respond to unsolicited inquiries. Our established relationships result in quicker and more positive responses from potential candidates and knowledgeable sources.
Professional Practice: At The Jarvis Walker Group, we take pride in the professionalism of our executive search practice, and we value the excellent reputation we have earned with our clients, our industry contacts, and even our competitors. Before a search is undertaken, we invest the time to understand the scope of our client’s activities and organization, to get to know key individuals, and to identify critical objectives. As a result, we are able to represent our client knowledgeably, screen candidates effectively, and provide counsel during the search.
Disciplined Methodology For Prompt, Thorough Work: We respect the need to act in a timely manner when an important position in an organization is vacant. As a result, our approach to search is to work with a sense of urgency. We begin by customizing each search around a series of proven techniques: gaining a clear understanding of the position and the organization, preparing precise candidate specifications for the client’s approval, and researching the market thoroughly to identify prospective candidates.
Our team approach involves multiple Associates working on each assignment, enabling us to conduct more thorough research and more quickly identify a greater number of potential candidates. As result, we organize our searches more rapidly and complete them sooner than other firms. Although we employ a team approach, critical tasks are never delegated. Our partners and principals stay involved with every phase of every assignment until it is successfully completed.
Successful Completion: Our success is driven by research, but hinges on proper assessment. We conduct extensive interviews with those candidates under serious consideration. Thorough, incisive reference checking is, of course, an integral part of our evaluation process and allows us to more accurately assess each candidate’s competence, character and abilities. We then select those individuals who we believe are best suited for the position.
We work closely with our client and the candidate(s) under consideration to ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed, and to negotiate and structure a compensation package that will be attractive to the candidate and acceptable to the company. We remain in contact with both parties to ensure a successful transition and productive relationship.