Boards of directors are increasingly under the spotlight. Investors, regulators, and the media look to them to establish and maintain strong corporate governance whilst achieving commercial success. Working closely with stakeholders, we refine role profiles, required competencies, and original search and sourcing criteria before reaching out to potential candidates. The final list will comply with the set brief in terms of skill, aspiration, and be capable of complimenting the cultural composition of your existing boardroom.
Cedar Search recognises that search and selection for Executive level positions requires a very different approach and skillset to the standard forms of recruitment. At this level it’s about offering candidates the right challenge and bringing together companies and individuals that share similar values and long-term goals.
It is often difficult to know whether a certain type of talent exists in the market for any given location. When this is the case, we provide our clients with an in-depth analysis of their availability and quality. We provide organisations detailed reports providing the intelligence required to enter new markets, identify skills gaps and recruit outstanding executives.
At Cedar Search, we provide a short-list of exceptional Interim candidates within days of receiving the brief, allowing our clients to be confident that their requirements are being met in a timely manner. We aim to deliver speedy, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to our client's briefs enabling them to rapidly move forward with initiatives.
We offer a comprehensive assessment providing in-depth data and insights to inform selection decisions for senior leadership roles, primarily the CEO, CFO or other C-Suite positions. We are able to provide a complete picture of candidates’ specific business acumen and functional expertise, industry knowledge, leadership experience, personality, market knowledge, and their personal goals and motivations. This information is crucial in de-risking hires which have implications for long-term success in the context of the organisation and increases confidence in selection decisions.
Almost without exception, checking a senior executive’s references is a critical component of a successful placement. A well-conducted series of references can offer a far clearer view of the candidate, and especially where one may need to mentor the candidate to ensure his/her success. Given the time, resources and potential risk of a placement, attention to the referencing process has a tremendous return on investment.